Has anyone had experience with Bayer’s payment plan for Mirena as described here on their website?
I went to Planned Parenthood a couple weeks ago and asked the doctor about getting the Mirena, which she was on board for. But when I asked her about the payment plan she looked at me like I was crazy – said she’d never heard of that and that they don’t offer any kinds of payment plans, and that they would never insert an IUD I’d brought in myself. I even brought the printout from the Bayer website about the payment plans and she wouldn’t even look at it.
She also said that the total cost for the Mirena and insertion would be $1,200, which seems really high. I'd have to pay the insertion cost out-of-pocket.
I called Bayer to get information, they said my doctor would fax them the Rx and then I would call and order the IUD and set up a payment plan with them, and they would send the IUD to the doctor’s office. I’ll have to call PP back and give them that info and see if they will go for it. If not (and I have a sinking feeling she’ll refuse, considering how unhelpful she was the first time), it’s back to the drawing board.
So now, on top of trying to find a doctor who will give me the Mirena since I’ve never been pregnant, I also have to find one that knows about this payment plan OR one that will set me up with a payment plan through their office… Sigh…
So my PP doc just called me… actually she first called to tell me my Pap was abnormal (EEEEEK!) which got me kind of freaked. But then she called back to say that she had the wrong information, and that actually my Pap was normal. But since I had her on the phone, I went ahead and explained how the payment plan worked. She still wasn’t familiar with it, but seemed much more OK with it and said she’d call Bayer’s pharmacy and check it all out.
But it’s looking like I’m going to get my Mirena!