WOMAN'S IUD CLINIC
Dr Rosalind Hiddins has undertaken additional training in Women’s Health and is qualified in Intrauterine Device insertion/removal.
Below, Dr Ros answers some common questions and gives some further information about IUDs.
What is an IUD?
IUD stands for Intrauterine device – it is a very effective form of contraception that works for 5 years.
There are different types depending on patient preferences and I am trained in all types – Mirena, Kyleena, Copper IUD.
As I understand, there only a handful of GPs in Townsville trained to insert these.
What is the process to get an IUD?
You will need to book in with me for an initial consultation
An initial appointment will be required even if you have been referred by another doctor at another practice.
I will have to check to ensure patients are safe for the procedure and have completed necessary investigations, consent form, etc.
I will instruct you, the patient, that you will need to take pain relief prior to the procedure and will need to have someone drive you home afterwards.
You will need to attend an appointment for the procedure.
After the procedure you will be asked to wait in the waiting room for 15mins after for monitoring by our nursing staff.
You will then require a follow-up appointment with me 3 weeks after the procedure for a check-up and to ensure that everything is going well.
How much will the procedure cost?
As I have had to undertake extra training and the procedure does involve dedicated Nursing staff, I am not able to offer this procedure as a bulk-billed procedure – even to our First Nations patients.
After the relevant Medicare rebates, as the patient, you will be $278 out of pocket for the procedure.
Standard consultation fees will apply for the initial consultation and Post-procedure consultations.
*NB – some patients may require pregnancy testing – there will be the standard out of pocket fee if this is required.