Is an IUB Covered By Medical Aid?

Is an IUB Covered By Medical Aid?

Is an IUB Covered By Medical Aid?

Choosing an IUD is usually an informed, planned process. It requires a doctor’s consultation and prescription, and then requires fitting by a medical doctor. We already know that the typical IUD (costing in excess of R 5 000.00) is a high expense for most women, which is why they choose to work through their medical aid. Most medical aids do cover this type of device, but certain requirements need to be met to have the claim fully validated.

 

The IUB (Intra-Uterine Ball) launched in late 2017, and sees the introduction of one of the most innovative and cost-effective non-hormonal birth control methods we have seem, since the introduction of the now well-known Mirena device.

 

Is an IUB Covered By Medical Aid?

The IUB is approved by Discovery medical aid – when meeting their specific criteria:

 

The IUB must be purchased through the doctor (the doctor purchases and charges the patient) – after which the patient can submit the claim, and will be reimbursed (depending on the patients plan and benefits available on their specific medical aid).

 

If the patient purchases the IUB from the Copper Pearls website, Discovery may not reimburse the patient – so it is advised to always consult with your medical aid before committing to the process.

 

So, what if you don’t have medical aid? The IUB can be purchased from Copper Pearls website, when you will be sent a voucher for your purchase. You will still need to consult with a recognised and registered medical doctor. Copper Pearls will then be in contact with the Doctor you have chosen, and will arrange delivery of the IUB to said Doctor; he or she will be given training on the insertion of the IUB and you will then simply arrange for fitment (advised fitment is indicated when you are within your menses cycle) - and voila – you’re protected for 5 years.


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