We require a referral for all IUD , Pap and HPV co-testing services. Print off the form below and request your doctor , nurse practioner, midwife, or virtual clinic doctor to complete and fax it to our clinic.
A referral is not required for Emergency IUD Contraception or Nexplanon Contraceptive implants.
We are so pleased to see clients in the clinic for treatment again. Keeping everyone safe is our number one priority. These are the steps we have put in place to do so:
Only patients are to attend appointments. Please have your ride or family members wait in their vehicles.
If you require someone to support you or a translator contact us ahead of your appointment for permission to do so.
Arrange for childcare ahead of time as children are not permitted to accompany you for your appointment.
Arrive ten minutes before your appointment time.
Medical grade masks and hand sanitazaion are required to enter the building . If necessary, a mask will be provided.
Once inside our office, you will be asked to complete intake and consent forms.
We will obtain a urine sample and take your vital signs including weight, height and blood pressure.
The appointment will last one hour. We sometimes run behind and appreciate your patience and understanding if we are behind schedule , as this usually means that a patient needed extra time. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Staff will be wearing PPE while in the clinic. There will be additional safety measures if client masks need to be removed for a service. Client masks will remain on during conversations with practitioners and for all non-facial services.
There will be no more than five clients in the clinic at any time, allowing for physical distancing and sterilization of alternating treatment rooms and high touch areas. No staff or client will be granted access to the clinic with a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or has difficulty breathing currently or within the past two weeks. If you have been in contact with a COVID positive case or a person under investigation for COVID, or travelled out of the country or out of BC within two weeks from your scheduled appointment, notify the clinic by phone.
There will be no charge for last-minute cancellations due to any COVID-19 symptoms or high-risk exposure to someone with COVID-19.
Call to confirm your appointment one week prior. Unconfirmed appointments will be cancelled.
All IUDs (Copper IUDs, Mirena and Kyleena LNG IUS) and Nexplanon ® Implants are available at the clinic for purchase. We recommend that you do not fill your prescription for your IUD or Nexplanon ® before the appointment. In our experience, following a consultation with Dr Gerber, you may opt for a different IUD or method, such as the Nexplanon ® subdermal implant.
For IUD insertions, take 400mg-600mg of ibuprofen or Tylenol (500mg) one hour before your appointment. Arrange for a ride home if you are sensitive to procedures.
For all procedures, arrive well hydrated, have a light meal in the morning and bring a pad or panty liner.
If you are having an IUD inserted or removed, avoid unprotected intercourse two weeks before your appointment. If you are not on any birth control this is very important . If we can not safely exclude pregnancy, your appointment will need to be rescheduled.
If you are getting a Nexplanon placement , and are not on birth control it is advisable to have it inserted during the first five days of your menstrual cycle.
We require a minimum of 3 full business day notice to change or cancel an appointment. Missed appointments or late cancellations delay care for others and are subject to an administrative fee to prevent last-minute cancellations and changes to our schedule that impact other patients. A no show fee must be paid before you can secure another appointment .
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please advise us before your appointment, and we will reschedule your appointment without charging this fee.