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Clinic and Provider Tools

Explore this collection of tools that support the integration of IUDs and implants into clinic practice and offer overall guidance on patient-centered contraceptive counseling. The collection includes tools for front desk staff, counselors, clinicians, and billing experts.

All of the tools featured on this page have been created either by Beyond the Pill or one of our trusted partners, as indicated below.

This protocol offers up-to-date, evidence-based guidance on providing contraception via telehealth.

This protocol offers up-to-date, evidence-based guidance on Sub-Cutaneous Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA-SQ).

  • Protocols for Provision of Intrauterine Contraception and the Contraceptive Implant - PENDING REVISION 2024

These protocols are a comprehensive resource for providers seeking in-depth information on placing IUDs and the contraceptive implant.

There are many different fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs). This evidence-based, interactive chart from the British Medical Journal can help clinic staff and providers discuss and compare the various FABM options with interested patients: 

Fertility awareness based methods for pregnancy prevention (2019).

What is a LARC Doula? 

A LARC doula is a non-clinical role whose focus is to support the patient both emotionally and physically with IUD or implant placement and removal. 

What's in the toolkit?

The LARC Doula Toolkit offers providers and clinic staff guidance on how to implement a LARC doula program at their health center, including counseling practice, non-pharmacological forms of pain and discomfort management, and more. The toolkit includes:

  • LARC Doula Training Guide
  • Access to the "From Counseling to LARC Doulas" Presentation Slides
  • LARC Doula Guide Skills Checklist

The LARC Doula Tookit was created by Bay Area-based La Clínica School Based Health Center program, with support from Beyond the Pill.

  • IUD Competency checklists

These checklists can be used to assess competency at placing IUDs.​

  • Reimbursement guide

Together with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, the National Health Legal Program, and the National Women's Law Center, we created a reimbursement guide for IUDs and implants. The guide addresses stocking, eligibility, and reimbursement issues specific to these methods, including special patient cases such as postpartum and post-abortion provision.

  • Quick coding guide for IUDs and implants

We developed a LARC Quick Coding Guide Supplement (2022), including suggestions for coding complex placements and removals.

  • Talking points for front desk staff

Your front desk or call center staff can use these talking points as a fast reference on the IUD and implant services offered at your practice.

  • Simplified IUD screening and placement form

This form includes client history information using evidence-based eligibility criteria.

  • English-Spanish glossary for contraceptive counseling

This glossary includes terms particularly useful for talking with patients about different birth control types and related topics.

  • IUD and Implant Placement and Removal Material Checklists

A list of the equipment and materials needed for typical IUD and implant placements and removals. Use this list to prepare placement and removal kits.

  • CDC Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception: Summary Chart

The Reproductive Health Access Project prepared a user-friendly summary chart for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's United States Medical Eligibility Criteria. 

  • Best Practices for Teaching IUD Placement

This handout summarizes evidence-based best practices for teaching IUD counseling and placement skills.

  • Responding to Patient Concerns

This guide offers suggestions for ways to address common contraceptive counseling concerns in a patient-centered manner.