Recent News from FPA - go to their website for more information.
FPA have a great offer for young women thinking about getting a long-acting but reversible contraceptive implant. From 1 December, women who are New Zealand residents and are under 22 years of age will pay just a $5 dispensing fee* for their Jadelle implant.
Previously all clients were charged a $17 dressing fee.
“We have listened to the voice of our clients who tell us that the $17 dressing fee is a barrier to having an implant. We have decided to remove this charge for under 22 year olds and Community Service Card holders and absorb the cost ourselves,” our Chief Executive Jackie Edmond says.
“We want women to be able to choose the contraceptive that is best for them – without being worried about cost or being unable to pay. We know this fee was a real issue for some women.”
There’s good news for Community Service Card holders too, who will pay just $5 for each of their appointments and the $5 dispensing fee. Women without a Community Services Card will pay $27 for each of their appointments, the $5 dispensing fee and a $10 dressing fee.
Women interested in the Jadelle contraceptive implant can call their nearest Family Planning Clinic or use the “Ask for an Appointment” form on our website.