FAQs

Why do I have to book an appointment for a prescription renewal?

It is your responsibility as a patient to ensure that you have enough medication until your next appointment. Proper medical practice requires regular monitoring of persons taking any medication and as such you must be seen by a physician. Patients requiring prescription renewals will be accommodated as soon as possible.

IUD Contraception – Getting Ready for your Visit

At Synergy Womens our goal is to have your IUD inserted within 1 week of your request. We have several experienced female physicians available to provide you with this service. We also provide insertion of a copper IUD for emergency contraception.

We offer same day counselling and IUD insertion provided certain conditions are met:

  1. You bring a driver to your appointment.
  2. You are within 7 days of the start of your normal menstrual period or have not had intercourse since the start of your normal period.

OR

You have not had unprotected intercourse for 3 weeks prior to your appointment(100% use of condoms or hormonal/reliable birth control).

In preparation for your visit we ask that you eat a snack or a meal about 1 hour prior to your appointment time. Immediately following this we recommend that you take 1000mg of ibuprofen. Since we do not yet know your medical history, if you are unsure if this is safe for you to take please consult with your family doctor or pharmacist. If you have any concerns you can bring your ibuprofen to your appointment and take it after consultation with our physician. Please bring a pad with you to your appointment as you may have some bleeding after insertion. A urine pregnancy test will be performed upon your arrival at the clinic, and screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea will be performed during your appointment.

You can expect to be in our clinic for 1-2 hours for your appointment. You will receive comprehensive counselling from our nurse or physician regarding your IUD options. A prescription will be provided for you and can be obtained from the pharmacy within the building. When you return to the clinic your IUD will be inserted for you as soon as our physician is available. If your family doctor provides you with an IUD prescription we recommend that you wait until your visit with us to purchase your IUD in case your choice of IUD’s changes after our discussion.

After insertion of an IUD, some women are able to resume normal activities immediately and others may need to plan for reduced activities for 1-2 days.

What should I do if my practitioner is fully booked?

We make every effort to see patients in need of care when their practitioner is fully booked or unavailable. Please call your practitioner’s office and our staff will arrange to have you seen by your practitioner or one of his/her colleagues. When you have completed your visit you are referred back to your practitioner.

Are any practitioners accepting new patients?

At present, there are a number of practitioners accepting new patients. Please click the link on the right to find a practitioner.