We no longer provide Depo-Provera in our office. For all patients who are scheduled to receive an injection of that birth control, we will send a prescription script to your pharmacy and you will have to pick it up. Call your pharmacy when you are ready to pick up the prescription, then bring it in and we will give the injection.
The cost of the drug will be applied under your insurance drug benefit. Call the pharmacy with your drug benefit info and they can tell you how much it will cost you.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our patients. If you have any questions about the Depo-Provera injection, please call your physician’s nurse and she can talk to you about your options.
Depo-Provera is a birth control method for women. It is made up of a hormone similar to progesterone and is given as an injection by a doctor. Each shot provides protection against pregnancy for up to 14 weeks, but the shot must be received once every 12 weeks to remain fully protected.
Birth control with Depo-Provera begins immediately after the first shot if given within the first five days of your menstrual period.
Depo-Provera is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. It does not prevent spreading of STDs. To help protect yourself from STDs, use a latex male condom each time you and your partner have sex.