Implant (Nexplanon): Costs, How To Use
The Right Time health centers offer free or low-cost implants to those who need them. If you have insurance, chances are good that you'll be able to get this method with no out-of-pocket expense.
- This method may be free or low-cost for you at The Right Time health centers.
- With Medicaid: Free
- With insurance: Free under most plans
The full price of the implant can range from $450 - $848. To see how this translates over time, here’s what it would cost to pay for the implant month-to-month at full price:
- Cost per month over one year: $38 - $71
- Cost per month over four years: $10 - $18
How To Use
Once the implant is inserted, it’s as easy to use as, well, doing nothing. That’s right. The implant just sits there, under your skin, offering protection against pregnancy for up to four years.
Here’s how the whole thing goes: you visit a The Right Time health center or other providers, they gather all your medical info and give you a physical exam, then they numb a small area of your upper arm with a painkiller and insert the implant under your skin. And you’re done.
If you get the implant during the first five days of your period, lucky you: You’re set with pregnancy protection from that very moment. If you’re outside of those first five days, you’ll need to use a backup method for the following week. (Condoms, internal condoms, diaphragm, sponge, or emergency contraception.)
When it’s time to take the implant out, your provider will numb your arm again, make a tiny cut in your skin, and remove the implant. If you’re interested in continuing to use the implant, they can put another one in at the same time.