Getting Started with LARC
The resources below were compiled to support the implementation of IUD and contraceptive implant services into primary care settings, including school-based health centers (SBHC). Some of these resources were developed by the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Office of School Health (DOHMH-OSH) as part of a project to expand access to full spectrum contraception for all adolescents.
All protocols and policies in this section incorporate best practices in the provision of comprehensive contraceptive care. All materials and resources developed by the DOHMH-OSH were successfully implemented in onsite SBHCs participating in the School-Based Health Center Reproductive Health Project. Materials developed by the Reproductive Health Access Project have been field-tested in a wide variety of primary care settings.
As with the incorporation of any new clinical service, please review these materials in conjunction with your sponsor institution’s policies and procedures.
Site Readiness Checklist
Reproductive Justice & LARC Provision
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Statement of Principles by SisterSong and the National Women’s Health Network
Patient Education Materials
Clinical Documentation/Procedure Notes
Sample IUD Insertion Procedure Note (DOHMH-OSH)
IUD Insertion Procedure Note (EPIC Template)
IUD Removal Procedure Note (EPIC Template)
Progestin Implant Insertion Procedure Note (EPIC Template)
Progestin Implant Removal Procedure Note (EPIC Template)
Sample Clinical Protocols
Sample Onsite IUD Protocol (DOHMH-OSH)
Other Helpful Resources
Nexplanon Training Clinicians need to be officially trained by a Merck Nexplanon trainer in order to provide the Nexplanon contraceptive implant.
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