There are several types of contraception available in Australia and the best method depends on the individual and their preferences. When choosing a method of contraception, it is vital that partners talk openly with each other about how well each method works, how easy it is to use, accessibility, cost, and side effects.
The common types of contraception are
Depo Provera® (injections)
intrauterine device (IUD)
The individual must also consider factors like general health, lifestyle and relationships, risks of contracting a sexually transmissible infection (STI), and how important it is to not get pregnant. It is important to talk to a general practitioner or reproductive healthcare provider in order to fully understand the method of contraception they will be using.
Long-acting reversible contraception includes the contraceptive implant, copper IUD, and hormonal IUD. These methods give safe and effective contraception over a long period.
Frequently asked questions
How does it work? It's easy as 1,2,3
First you will discuss your needs with the GP and make a decision to choose the right type of contraception and provide your consent. This discussion will take place on a day different from the day of carrying out the procedure. Some contraceptive methods do not require a procedure.
In summary if this is the first time you are seeing the GP, you will
Have your initial consultation
Purchase the contraceptive device
Have the procedure
I have already seen a Doctor and have a prescription. Can I get the procedure done at Raby Medical Centre?
Absolutely. If you have already discussed your needs and have a prescription, you don’t need to have the initial consultation at Raby Medical Centre unless you have anything else to discuss.
You can directly book the appointment for the procedure. Please note you are still required to purchase the contraceptive device and bring it on the day of procedure.
Although you may have discussed your needs with another doctor and already possess a prescription, in some rare circumstances, the GP at Raby Medical Centre may not be able proceed with the type of procedure that you prefer. This might be due to any health safety concerns the GP may have if you were to go through the procedure. For example, the preferred contraceptive might have contraindications due to your health conditions.
How do I book the appointment?
You can book an appointment online or by calling our front desk on 98206892.
If you are booking online, there are two appointment types for contraceptives that require a procedure.
Initial Consultation - Select appointment type “New Patient - General Consult” on our booking service . If you are current patient select “Current Patient - Long General Consult”
Procedure- Select appointment type “IUD/Implant Procedure” on our booking service
If you are unsure, our friendly receptionist will be able help you. Just call us on 98206292.
When can I get it done?
This largely depends on the next availability of the GP and the Nurse. In most cases you will be able to see the GP for the Initial Consultation without significant waiting time.
However, the procedure is only offered on certain days of the week. This is currently available on three days per week.
What types of contraception are available at Raby Medical Centre?
The Raby Medical Centre offers the below contraceptive methods
Depo Provera® (injections)
Intrauterine device (IUD) - Mirena and copper
Do I have to buy the material/devices for the procedure?
Yes. You will be provided a prescription during the initial consultation. You will be required to purchase the required method of contraception and bring it with you on the day of the procedure. For your convenience, there is a chemist onsite if you choose to purchase it there.
I already use a contraceptive and need it replaced. How does this work?
If you already use the Implanon® or Intrauterine device (IUD) like Merena or the copper and need it replaced, the device needs to be first removed. Removal of an existing device will take place on the day of the insertion procedure.
There will be additional costs which are discussed below.
How much does it cost?
This depends on the type of contraceptive procedure and number of other things. If this is the first time you are considering contraception options, your initial consultation will cost $65. If you have a valid Medicare care, you will also receive a rebate of $38.75
The cost of the procedure will be discussed during your initial consultation. Please contact the reception on 98206292 if you need to discuss this in advance
Monday : 8:30am - 05:30pm
Tuesday : 8:30am - 05:30pm
Wednesday : 8:30am - 05:30pm
Thursday : 8:30am - 05:30pm
Friday : 8:30am - 05:30pm
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed
138, Thunderbolt Drive,
Ample street and onsite parking available