PARAGARD (intrauterine copper contraceptive)

What it Costs

PARAGARD may cost $0 under the Affordable Care Act

Have insurance?

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some women may be eligible to get an IUD at no cost depending on their insurance plan.

This may mean no co-pay, no deductibles, and no out-of-pocket costs.

If you and your healthcare professional decide that PARAGARD is right for you, talk to them about determining the best payment option for you.

Checking your insurance coverage

It’s important to check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage and the details of your plan. Your insurance may cover PARAGARD as a medical benefit or as a pharmacy benefit. Below are the ways to check if PARAGARD is covered by your insurance plan.

We’ll check your benefits for you

If you and your healthcare professional decide that PARAGARD is right for you, you can request a free PARAGARD Benefits Verification report that will provide you with personalized, detailed information regarding your insurance coverage for PARAGARD.

To request a free report:

  1. Download and print the PARAGARD Benefits Verification Request form.
    Click here to download
  2. Check "PARAGARD Benefits Verification" at the top and then complete the top portion of page 1.
  3. Ask your healthcare professional to complete and sign the bottom of page 1.
  4. Read and sign page 2.
  5. Have your healthcare professional’s office fax in the completed forms.

Once received, our PARAGARD Benefits Verification service will send your personalized report to your healthcare professional’s office. If you have questions or need assistance with this process, call 1-877-PARAGARD (1-877-727-2427) and select option 2.

Check your benefits on your own

To request a free report:

  1. Call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card.
  2. Ask if PARAGARD is covered by your medical benefit. Remember to ask if the cost is covered under the Affordable Care Act.
  3. You may need to provide the J Code that identifies PARAGARD, which is J7300.
  4. If your insurance says that PARAGARD is not covered as a medical benefit, then it may be covered as a pharmacy benefit. To check if it's covered as a pharmacy benefit, call the customer service number on the back of your card.

If PARAGARD isn't covered or you don't have insurance

If you don't have insurance, or if your insurance doesn't cover PARAGARD, you may purchase PARAGARD on your own through PARAGARD Patient Direct as long as you have a prescription for PARAGARD from your healthcare professional.

Follow these steps:

  1. Download and print the PARAGARD Patient Direct Request form.
    Click here to download
  2. Check "PARAGARD Patient Direct (Patient Self-Pay)" and complete the top portion of page 1.
  3. Ask your healthcare professional to complete and sign the bottom of page 1.
  4. Read and sign page 2.
  5. Have your healthcare professional's office fax in the completed forms.

Once received, we'll contact you by phone to let you know how much PARAGARD will cost. If you approve the cost, then we'll coordinate shipping PARAGARD to your healthcare professional’s office. If you have any questions or need assistance with this process call 1-877-PARAGARD (1-877-727-2427) and select option 3.

PARAGARD money-back guarantee

If you purchase PARAGARD through PARAGARD Patient Direct and are not fully satisfied within the first 150 days after placement, you could qualify for a full refund.

  • You must contact PARAGARD Patient Direct within 30 calendar days after PARAGARD is removed
  • You must provide documentation demonstrating that it was removed within 150 calendar days after placement
  • You must not have been reimbursed for the cost of the PARAGARD, either partially or fully, by a third-party payer such as an insurance company or HMO or any federal or state healthcare program, including Medicaid
  • Costs associated with placement or removal of PARAGARD are not included in the refund and would be your responsibility. Please call 1-877-PARAGARD (1-877-727-2427) and select option 3 for more information

PARAGARD Benefits Verification is a service mark of Teva Women’s Health, Inc. and PARAGARD Patient Direct is a trademark of Teva Women’s Health, Inc.

What is PARAGARD (intrauterine copper contraceptive)?

PARAGARD is a copper-releasing device that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use PARAGARD if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain, or if PARAGARD comes out, tell your healthcare professional. If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Occasionally, PARAGARD may attach to or in rare cases may go through the uterine wall and may also cause other problems. In some cases, surgical removal may be necessary. Although uncommon, pregnancy while using PARAGARD can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility. Bleeding or spotting may increase at first but should decrease in 2 to 3 months. PARAGARD does not protect against HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Available by prescription only.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For important risk and use information about PARAGARD, please see the full Prescribing Information.

Nothing on this website should be construed as giving advice or making a recommendation, and it should not be relied on as the basis for any decision or action. It is important that you rely only on the advice of a healthcare professional to advise you on your specific situation.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use PARAGARD if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain, or if PARAGARD comes out, tell your healthcare professional. If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Occasionally, PARAGARD may attach to or in rare cases may go through the uterine wall and may also cause other problems. continue reading

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