Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:17 AM
I had mine done privately, by the OB that delivered DS - and it was $100 out of pocket for the procedure plus $30 for the mirena. However, I didn't have to have an initial consultation because she already knew me and my history. The follow-up appointment to check for placement and side-effects was bulk-billed. I was told of the costs when I booked in, so I had plenty of warning.
It's much better value long term than the Pill! But it's really annoying when you don't know up front and when it comes at a bad time of year.