The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will offer a pilot Walk-In Contraception Clinic at its Family Medicine Residency Clinic on the first floor of the hospital, Nov. 17, from 8-11 a.m.

Providers will be on-site to educate eligible female service members and beneficiaries of all the forms of contraception available, including natural family planning, barrier methods, hormonal methods, and long-acting reversible options like intrauterine devices, or IUDs, and implantable rods called Nexplanon. They will also be available to prescribe and complete procedures for these long-acting, reversible options. In addition, beneficiaries will be able to walk out with their contraception method of choice.

No appointments are necessary; however, beneficiaries are encouraged to arrive promptly at 8 a.m. for this initial service.

The clinic is part of the Department of Defense’s efforts to ensure that service members and their families have access to reproductive health care.