Wāhine across the Bay of Plenty can now get FREE (*eligibility applies) access to the most effective contraception from your family practice or general practice. There is no charge for your appointments, for the contraception, or for the fitting and/or removal of long lasting contraception. See FAQs page for more information on eligibility.
Fit & forget is the most effective contraception and is suitable for wāhine of all ages, including young women. Fit & forget is now recommended as the first contraception option for most wāhine.
Contact your practice to find out more about this service and to book an appointment.
You are eligible for free fit & forget contraception, if you live in the Bay of Plenty and – are under 26 years old; or Māori or Pacific; or hold a community services card (CSC). If you are not sure if you are eligible, make sure to ask at your practice as there is additional eligibility criteria that you may meet.