Paying for ParaGard: ParaGard Patient Assistance Program
The manufacturer of ParaGard has an income-based patient assistance program that's completely legitimate (I called them and talked to a very nice and helpful lady -- you can even do the registration over the phone and have the clinic you're going to fax everything else).
Before I called, I questioned the legitimacy since the website isn't exactly stellar and has some minor errors in grammar/spelling throughout it. Anyway, the program doesn't seem to be very widely publicized, and it isn't mentioned at all on the company's website. It's much better for lower income women than paying $40 a month for a year for a ParaGard IUD.
I didn't see any posts about it in this community, so I thought it might prove very useful for women like me who were desperately looking for some sort of assistance similar to the ARCH Foundation, only for ParaGard.
I thought maybe this could go into the memories or a new tag for financial assistance or something, since it's extremely helpful. (Maybe a tag could be added to a post including information about the ARCH Foundation, ParaGard Patient Assistance Program, and any other programs people might want to contribute to help women who don't have insurance that covers IUDs to be able to get one?)
And thank you guys again for all your help on my previous post! You're all really awesome. :)