I made some calls this morning to get an estimate of how much it would cost to get my Implanon removed, and I’m about to rip it out myself.
One women’s health center said it would cost $500-$700! They have to charge a $300 new patient fee, and they said the actual removal would be roughly $270, and I’d be charged for the local anesthetic as well. She tried to console me by saying since I was an uninsured, cash-paying patient the doctor would more than likely offer me a discount… but nothing’s going to get rid of that $300.
Just called Planned Parenthood, and it’s $480 there, but she said that if I could get state funding, it was actually free. Then she said something shady like “mandatory donation”…
Fuck, I can’t even get MediCare in California because I’m not a resident yet… I can’t get any kind of “state” assistance.
I wonder if this means I’ll have to wait for my visit back to Missouri to get this thing taken out of my arm.
I hope it staying in for an extra six months doesn’t render me infertile |:
Irritated and Scared,