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Hi everyone, we're looking to get my fiance on birth control when she gets to the US or before. Since I won't be able to add her to my insurance right away, I would like to know if it's better to get it done in her home country.

 

For SLEC (St. Luke's - Philippines) it says on their website that consultation is free. https://slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.php#medical-fees

Has anyone availed this? I know getting birth control in the Philippines can be difficult.

 

If you/your fiance got her birth control in the US without insurance how much did it cost? We're thinking of getting her on the Depo shot.

 

Thanks!

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6 hours ago, TXBill said:

Hi everyone, we're looking to get my fiance on birth control when she gets to the US or before. Since I won't be able to add her to my insurance right away, I would like to know if it's better to get it done in her home country.

 

For SLEC (St. Luke's - Philippines) it says on their website that consultation is free. https://slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.php#medical-fees

Has anyone availed this? I know getting birth control in the Philippines can be difficult.

 

If you/your fiance got her birth control in the US without insurance how much did it cost? We're thinking of getting her on the Depo shot.

 

Thanks!

 

Family planning isn't on their consultation list.  ;)    Besides .. what do you need a consultation for?

 

According to my wife, one could buy birth control pills easily at any of the local pharmacies .. without a prescription, just walk up to the counter.    She doesn't know if the rules have changed in the last few years.     Even if a prescription is required now a days that is just a quick visit to the local doctor.

 

You should be asking this in the Philippines forum.

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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Philippines regional forum; OP is asking for country specific experiences.


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Grab a couple months of pills before she leaves PI.


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On 9/1/2019 at 4:02 AM, TXBill said:

Hi everyone, we're looking to get my fiance on birth control when she gets to the US or before. Since I won't be able to add her to my insurance right away, I would like to know if it's better to get it done in her home country.

 

For SLEC (St. Luke's - Philippines) it says on their website that consultation is free. https://slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.php#medical-fees

Has anyone availed this? I know getting birth control in the Philippines can be difficult.

 

If you/your fiance got her birth control in the US without insurance how much did it cost? We're thinking of getting her on the Depo shot.

 

Thanks!

Just buy a years supply of birth control pills from a chain pharmacy in Philippines like Mercury or a Watson,  Get an American supplier like Pfizer.  They run about 200 peso for month supply.


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38 minutes ago, p-ana said:

I don’t know why someone reacted as “laughing” to this. Planned parenthood offers affordable care for women, specially so if they are not insured. 

Some people think planned parenthood is about abortions.  Meanwhile most of their care is done with wellness visits, pap smears, cancer, contraceptives, mammograms and even mens health like prostate issues. 

But birth control seems to be easily available in the PI despite being a religious government. 

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55 minutes ago, p-ana said:

I don’t know why someone reacted as “laughing” to this. Planned parenthood offers affordable care for women, specially so if they are not insured. 

Define affordable?

 

I took my wife there when she got to USA, we had to pay like $100 doctor visit and then $30 for a one month supply of pills.  She had no insurance, I didn't find them to be reasonable or affordable.

 

I can get birth control pills in Philippines with no prescriptions for $4.

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Falcon Cara said:

Define affordable?

 

I took my wife there when she got to USA, we had to pay like $100 doctor visit and then $30 for a one month supply of pills.  She had no insurance, I didn't find them to be reasonable or affordable.

 

I can get birth control pills in Philippines with no prescriptions for $4.

 

 

 

 

$30 for a set of pills is normal.  In Canada i paid that.  Without insurance, mine would cost that.  $100 dr visit? Again also normal depending on YOUR income.  


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6 minutes ago, NikLR said:

$30 for a set of pills is normal.  In Canada i paid that.  Without insurance, mine would cost that.  $100 dr visit? Again also normal depending on YOUR income.  

At the time my fiancé income was zero as she was unable to work just getting to the USA.  I wasn't married at the time and I just drove her up there and dropped her off.

 

I didn't see any discount for her.  

 


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1 hour ago, p-ana said:

I don’t know why someone reacted as “laughing” to this. Planned parenthood offers affordable care for women, specially so if they are not insured. 

Because this is the Philippines ...  there is no such critter.


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She can easily buy it here in the Philippines without prescription. But I personally think it's better if she will go to her OB (check up is usually 400 - 500PhP, from where I'm from at least) and they will give her what the doctor thinks is "best" for her. Some pills are prescribed for people with medical conditions and they're usually more expensive. The most expensive one I know costs about $18. But I won't elaborate on that since I'm not really familiar with it :D Some pills are hard to find in pharmacies so I just buy mine from my OB for $2. I brought pills (with prescription, just to be safe) to the US when I went there on a J1 visa. I also bought from a website ("prjkt ruby") when I ran out when I was still there. I paid $60 (good for three months -- minimum purchase allowed, not sure if they changed it but you can definitely order more) and you can just re-order when you run out. 

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2 minutes ago, chxakx said:

She can easily buy it here in the Philippines without prescription. But I personally think it's better if she will go to her OB (check up is usually 400 - 500PhP, from where I'm from at least) and they will give her what the doctor think is "best" for her. Some pills are prescribed for people with medical conditions and they're usually more expensive. The most expensive one I know costs about $18. But I won't elaborate on that since I'm not really familiar with it :D Some pills are hard to find in drug stores so I just buy mine from my OB for $2. I brought pills (with prescription, just to be safe) to the US when I went there on a J1 visa. I also bought from a website ("prjkt ruby") when I ran out when I was still there. I paid $60 (good for three months -- minimum purchase allowed, not sure if they changed it but you can definitely order more) and you can just re-order when you run out. 

so that hasn't changed in the Phils.   I didn't think it had changed .. appreciate the update.  Thanks


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