What services are offered AT NO COST THROUGH A STEP AHEAD CHATTANOOGA?
- Insertion and removal of implants and hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs
- Pregnancy and other testing in conjunction with appointment
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN CHATTANOOGA?
A Step Ahead serves residents of Southeast Tennessee. If you’re enrolled in any school (including college) in Southeast Tennessee, you’re also eligible, even if your home zip code is somewhere else.
Do I need insurance?
No. We will pay the full cost for any of our clients who want to receive a free IUD or implant. If you do have insurance, our medical partners will bill your private insurance first, but we will pay any co-pay and/or deductibles. There will be no out-of-pocket costs.
WILL YOU PAY FOR MY PILL/PATCH/RING/ETC.?
Sorry, we only pay for IUDs and implants, the most effective and hassle-free forms of birth control.
WHAT IS AN IUD?
An IUD is a small T-shaped device that is placed in the uterus by a healthcare provider. Once it is in, you cannot feel it. There are two types of IUDs: the non-hormonal–copper IUD and the hormonal–levonorgestrel IUD. You can learn more about the IUD here.
WHAT IS AN IMPLANT?
An implant is a small, flexible rod placed in the arm by a healthcare provider. The implant uses hormones to prevent pregnancy. You can learn more about the implant here.
DO IUDS AND IMPLANTS PROTECT AGAINST SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS?
Nope, absolutely not. Only condoms can prevent STIs.
I NEED MY IUD OR IMPLANT REMOVED. WILL YOU PAY FOR THAT?
We will pay for IUD or implant removal if you received your device through us, or you are a new client and plan to receive another IUD or implant the same day. We cannot pay for stand-alone removals for new clients.