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Question #89078 posted on 03/04/2017 5:28 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

This question is 2 parts birth control and 1 part recommendation. I went to the Student Health Center this morning for what I thought was going to be a contraception consultation. Meaning, they give me the low down and then clear me to come back again and get an IUD. Well, what really happened was shall we say less than satisfactory. It was super disorganized. The doctor I talked to was uncomfortable, grumpy, and I'm not sure knew what she was talking about (she told me all the hormonal IUDs were the same. So I guess they just decided to make a bunch of kinds with varying prices for fun?). I guess I asked for the wrong thing too and have to go back again(Turns out what I really want is called a pre-marital exam and what I got was charged for a doctors visit and a piece of paper with some wikipedia info). Anyway, long story short, I still need an IUD consultation and the actual procedure but given the hot mess that went down there this morning, I'm not sure I want to go back to the health center again. Especially when it comes to trusting them with things like inserting foreign objects into my uterus. So, the question is, was this just some crazy day for them and things are usually normal, informative and orderly? Or would it be in my best interest to try elsewhere? If so, do you have any recommendations?

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A:

Dear you,

If you're on the Student Health Plan, I'm pretty sure that the insertion procedure will be cheaper at the Student Health Center. If you're on a different health plan, your best bet is to check and find which local providers are covered by your plan.

I've had a couple of different times where I've booked the wrong kind of appointment at the Student Health Center. Those are usually frustrating, but the doctors usually tell you the correct kind of appointment and those have always gone much better for me.

If you email me at zedability(at)theboard(dot)byu(dot)edu, I'd be happy to recommend specific doctors that I've had good experiences with.

-Zedability