Birth Control Methods

It is necessary to make an appointment if you are interested in birth control methods or birth control counseling. Our healthcare providers offer non-judgmental care in a safe environment, where every patient is treated with respect and dignity. We offer the full range of contraceptive options and work with each patient to determine the best method for her lifestyle and health.

FREE male and female condoms are available in Health Service.

The APRNs in Health Services can write prescriptions for oral contraceptives (birth control pills), the vaginal ring (Nuva Ring), and the contraceptive patch (Ortho-Evra).

Depo Provera injections are available on-site for a fee.

Nexplanon (a device that is inserted into the upper arm and gives the option of up to 3 years of continuous birth control) can be ordered through Health Services once we have verified that the implant is covered by your insurance. This method is expensive if you don’t have insurance.  Click HERE to see the self-pay price.

Plan B One Step, the emergency contraceptive pill, also is available in the clinic for a fee (Plan B is an over-the-counter drug and does not require a prescription).

Success Rates of Popular Contraceptive Options

Most Effective Intrauterine devices
(IUDs; e.g., Mirena®)
(e.g., Nexplanon)
Effective Injectables
(e.g., Depo-Provera®)
Hormone Pills Hormone patches and rings
(e.g., NuvaRing®)
Least Effective Male or female condoms Diaphragms Fertility awareness-based methods
(e.g., rhythm method)
Highest Failure Rate Withdrawal before ejaculation Spermicide

Remember, abstinence is the only 100% effective way to prevent unplanned pregnancy.