Your clear skin prescription

You deserve clear skin. That's why we prescribe effective treatment for acne that's right for you, whether it's topical or oral antibiotics, retinoids, or birth control pills. We'll even take care of billing your insurance so you shouldn't have to worry about high co-pays and getting time off work to go see a doctor.

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24/7 access to care
Affordable with or without insurance
Unlimited messaging with providers
Free shipping and automatic refills
24/7 access to care
Affordable with or without insurance
Unlimited messaging with providers
Free shipping and automatic refills
24/7 access to care
Affordable with or without insurance
Unlimited messaging with providers
Free shipping and automatic refills
24/7 access to care
Affordable with or without insurance
Unlimited messaging with providers
Free shipping and automatic refills

How it works


Request your prescription

Answer questions about your acne history and skin concerns and share a few photos in our website or app.


Our providers review

A medical provider licensed in your state will assess your skin and prescribe treatment that’s right for you, if medically appropriate.


We deliver your medication

We’ll send acne medication to your door with free shipping. Message our medical team any time with questions.

It's all in the details

  • Medication plan customized for your skin

  • Prescription medications, picked for you

  • Expert support from a real medical provider

  • Work with your medical provider to adjust your medication until you're happy

  • One-size-fits-all (does it ever though?)

  • No prescription ingredients

  • You're on your own

  • Buy it, try it, toss it, repeat

What you can expect


Tretinoin is a retinoid that increases collagen production, stops the production of excess pigment, and treats acne at its source by unblocking pores that cause whiteheads or blackheads.


Clindamycin is a topical solution prescribed to treat acne. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that leads to acne.


Minocycline is an oral antibiotic commonly prescribed to treat acne. It works by reducing inflammation and preventing growth of the bacteria that cause breakouts.

Treatment options + pricing

Once you share your health history and pay $40 for your medical consultation, a Nurx healthcare provider will evaluate your skin and determine the right treatment plan for you. Depending on the medication, you might receive an oral or topical medication in a 1-month, 2-month or 3-month supply.

Topical and Oral Medication Insurance Price Out-of-Pocket Price
Clindamycin Phosphate Solution Copay + deductible* As low as $20 / month ($40 charged every 2 months)
Benzaclin Gel Copay + deductible* As low as $35 / month ($70 charged every 2 months)
Tretinoin Cream Copay + deductible* As low as $30 / month ($90 charged every 3 months)
Clindamycin Phosphate Gel Copay + deductible* As low as $20 / month ($60 charged every 3 months)
Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion Copay + deductible* As low as $27 / month ($80 charged every 3 months)
Minocycline Copay + deductible* As low as $40 / month ($120 charged every 3 months)
Birth Control Pills Copay + deductible* As low as $15 / month ($45 charged every 3 months)

Please check your insurance coverage; the final medication price may vary based on your insurance, so this estimated pricing is not guaranteed. All product names, manufacturer or distributor names, logos, trademarks, and registered marks (“Product Marks”) are the property of their owners and are for identification purposes only. Product Marks do not imply any affiliation, endorsement, connection, or sponsorship by their owner(s). Shipped medication may differ from depicted brand(s).

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The results are real

Our patients love getting personalized skincare treatments from licensed medical providers that deliver real results. Check out these amazing before and after photos.

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Additional options

Simplify your skincare routine with these affordable, effective products recommended by the Nurx medical team. All are available without a prescription and are chosen to complement prescription treatments. When you purchase a bundle of products through Nurx you’ll receive free shipping!

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Real patient stories

“I tried Nurx after I saw them online. I signed up and was able to get a prescription for my acne in like 5 minutes! I was even able to use my insurance so 90 days of cream was only $10! It saved me a whole day so work since I didn’t have to go to my doctor for a referral and then all the way to a dermatologist. So awesome."

“My experience has been great. The doctor explained everything in detail and prescribed me all that I needed.”

“I’ve seen nurx online and was desperate to get some help for my acne’s. Thankfully I’ve seen nurx and tried it. Consulted and they responded within the week I spoke to them and got my prescriptions very quickly. I’ve seen my skin cleared up and will continue to use the product they recommended and sent me."

"I was really frustrated by my acne. I am so happy I was able to get professional help from my phone. They made it so easy. I trust their advice and even following the routine for a week I've seen improvement."

"The process was easy and not stressful. They were able to help me as I’m waiting to be seen in person by a dermatologist. Seems every time I make an appointment, something comes up and I have to reschedule. But the two medications that have been prescribed have helped my face so much already. My confidence is coming back and my skin is getting better! The oily look is disappearing and a lot of the"


Common questions

  • How does acne treatment with Nurx work?

    Nurx acne treatment is a one-year care plan for mild and moderate acne, designed in consultation with a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in delivering dermatology care via telehealth. Nurx acne treatment includes an online evaluation by a medical provider licensed in your state, medication prescribed (if medically appropriate) and delivered, a scheduled check-in with the Nurx medical team, and unlimited follow-up with a Nurx medical provider for one year.

    To start acne treatment with Nurx, visit the Nurx website or download the Nurx app and fill out a comprehensive online intake, detailing your skin and health history, including photos of your acne. These photos are uploaded directly into your secure Nurx account.

    A trained and licensed member of our medical team will review your health profile and photos and ask any follow up questions in order to confirm that we can safely and appropriately treat you via telehealth and, if so, will create a personalized acne treatment plan that may include topical or oral medications. Our pharmacy will fill the prescription and mail medication to your home. The medication will typically arrive 3-5 days after the prescription is filled.

    A Nurx medical provider will check in with you about ten weeks after treatment begins and ask you questions about how treatment is working. If needed, the Nurx provider may adjust the treatment plan. In addition, patients may reach out to our medical team at any time with questions or to request a prescription change.

  • How much does acne treatment through Nurx cost?

    The medical consultation to begin acne treatment costs $40, and this price covers one year of care by the Nurx medical team. It includes a medical provider licensed in your state evaluating your health and skin profile and creating your personalized treatment plan, writing prescriptions, and following up with you to make sure your treatment is working. You may also message our medical team any time over the course of the year to ask questions or request prescription changes. The $40 is paid when you submit your request for treatment and is not covered by insurance, though you may be able to pay for it with FSA or HSA funds.

    We will bill insurance (if you have it) for your medications, and the copay (if any) will depend on your particular plan. If you do not have insurance we offer transparent out-of-pocket pricing, which starts at $25/month for prescription topical medication and $15-30/month for prescription oral treatments.

  • What type of acne treatment does Nurx prescribe?

    After reviewing your health profile and photographs of your acne, a Nurx medical provider will create a custom treatment plan using evidence-based prescription medications. Most patients will receive a topical treatment of either topical antibiotics, a retinoid cream, or both. Patients with moderate acne are likely to also receive a prescription oral medication: Antibiotics, or combination birth control pills. While completing the online assessment you may indicate if there are certain prescriptions that you are or are not interested in. The Nurx pharmacy fills the prescriptions and sends medications to your doorstep, and after ten weeks of treatment the Nurx medical provider will follow up and adjust prescriptions if needed.

    Please note that we do not prescribe isotretioin (Accutane).

  • Who can use the acne service from Nurx?

    Nurx acne treatment is available to teens and adults in the states where Nurx operates, once a Nurx medical provider reviews your assessment and determines that we can safely and appropriately treat you via telehealth. We cannot treat people who are currently pregnant because some of the medications we prescribed are contraindicated for pregnancy.

  • I already know which acne treatment works for me, can I have Nurx prescribe and deliver it?

    When you complete your online assessment and share your history we will ask you to indicate which medications you’ve taken in the past, and whether you would like to keep taking them. We cannot guarantee that you will receive a particular prescription. Once you submit your request for treatment, pay $40 for your medical consult, and after your Nurx medical provider reviews your health history and photos they will be in touch about your specific treatment plan and work with you to determine the best treatment plan for you.

  • Does Nurx prescribe Accutane?

    Nurx does not prescribe isotretinoin or Accutane, because this medication requires more monitoring than we can provide via telehealth at this time. We treat mild and moderate acne, but if we determine that a patient has severe acne we may refer the patient to in-person care.

  • Can I use Nurx’s dermatology services while pregnant or breastfeeding, or when trying to conceive?

    No. Because some of the medications we prescribe are not or may not be safe for an unborn or breastfed baby we do not provide acne treatment to people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to get pregnant at this time.


Meet your medical team

We are doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants who are passionate about providing patient care. The Nurx medical team believes that everyone deserves access to personalized, non-judgmental healthcare, and that open and honest communication is key.

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We offer prescription treatment for primary skincare needs. We do not treat autoimmune skin disorders or skin cancer.

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Exceptional care at every step

At Nurx, we make it easy to get the expert healthcare you deserve. From schedules to health history, everybody is different—so we provide treatment and care that’s personalized to you. Through life’s cycles, changes, and transitions, we’re here to help you make informed choices about your health.

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