IMPORTANT: No routine return visit is required until it is time to remove the implants. The client should be clearly invited to return any time she wishes, however. At any future visit:
- Ask how the client is doing with the method and whether she is satisfied. Ask if she has any questions or anything to discuss.
- Ask especially if she is concerned about bleeding changes. Give her any information or help that she needs (see Managing Any Problems).
- Ask a long-term client if she has had any new health problems since her last visit. Address problems as appropriate. See New Problems That May Require Switching Methods.
- Ask a long-term client about major life changes that may affect her needs—particularly plans for having children and STI/HIV risk. Follow up as needed.
- If she wants to keep using implants and no new medical condition prevents it, remind her how much longer her implants will protect her from pregnancy.