Before the appointment

As described in the section on coverage eligibility, there are coverage requirements that apply to both commercial and public insurance plans. Collecting information about a patient’s insurance status prior to an appointment can facilitate same-day placement of LARC methods by clarifying what requirements pertain to the patient’s coverage. Furthermore, patients may not always know which contraceptive method they want while making their appointment, so it is important to provide them with information regarding methods before the appointment to assist with the provision of any contraceptive method, including LARC methods. One way to facilitate this is to provide staff with a brief script exploring which contraceptive methods, if any, interest a patient.

Sample script: scheduling patients for LARC methods