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Birth Control Injection

About this service

Birth control injections are up to 99% effective when given on schedule. We make it easy to manage, with practitioners who can administer the injection 7 days a week. Just stop in with your prescription or vial when it’s convenient for you.

What to know before your visit

This service is not available to pregnant or menopausal women.

Our practitioners provide this service to patients 18 years or older.

We require either a current prescription or the unopened single-dose vial with the original packaging and validated prescription label.

The first injection must be given during the first 5 days from the start of a normal menstrual period.

Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:

  • History of thrombolytic disorders or cerebrovascular disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Hypersensitivity to depo medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA)
  • Significant liver disease
  • Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding

What to expect at your visit

  1. Sign in at the electronic kiosk to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.* No appointment necessary.
  2. Your practitioner will review your medical history and your current prescription. In some cases, a pregnancy test may be required. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. Visit our Price List for these fees.
  3. Your practitioner will administer the injection.
  4. At the end of your visit, your practitioner will stamp any medical forms required and also provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.
  5. The summary of your visit can be sent to your primary care provider with your permission.

*MinuteClinic® employs physician assistants in select states. See here for details.

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