Clinic and Provider Tools

We have created tools to help integrate IUDs and implants into clinic practice, including ones for the front desk staff, counselors, clinicians, and billing experts. 

  • Protocols for Provision of Intrauterine Contraception and the Contraceptive Implant

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

  • IUD Competency checklists

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

  • Copper IUD as Emergency Contraception

Find information, research, and supporting literature on using the copper IUD as EC here.

  • Video: Copper IUD as Emergency Contraception

A video resource for health care providers about offering the copper IUD as a highly effective form of emergency contraception.

  • 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 (2019), including suggestions for coding complex insertions 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 insertion 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 IUDs and implants.

  • Checklist of materials needed for IUDs and implants

A list of the equipment and materials needed for typical IUD and implant insertions and removals. Use this list to prepare insertion 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.