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5 Reasons So Many Women Get Birth Control Online

Learn the big reasons people love getting contraception through telemedicine.

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Ordering groceries, managing your investments, finding a dog walker—there isn’t much you can’t do from your smartphone, so why not get a birth control prescription from the palm of your hand?  With Nurx, you can connect online with licensed medical providers who evaluate your health history and, if appropriate, prescribe medication that’s right for you. Read the 5 main reasons women love getting birth control online, from the mouths of real Nurx patients.

1. Delivery is Fast and Free

“I was surprised by how fast everything was. The time from when I ordered and got it in the mail was not long at all.”


Get birth control at home

Birth control from Nurx costs as little as $0 with insurance or $15 per month without insurance.

Request birth control through the Nurx website or app and we’ll deliver it to your door in about a week — shipping is always free.

2. You’ll Save Money

“I actually saved money using Nurx instead of going to my doctor just to get birth control. I had already been several times this year and money was tight.”


With birth control, online is good for your bottom line. You won’t have to miss work or pay for transportation to a doctor’s office, or shell out any appointment copays. Nurx bills insurance directly and most plans cover birth control with a $0 copay (see a list of the major insurance plans that Nurx accepts).  No insurance? We offer many popular birth control pills for just $15/per month, and we clearly list the brands and prices online.

3. Save Time (Hassle too)

“I did it all from the computer so I didn’t have to drive anywhere or pay any copays! To be able to get birth control online instead of having to drive all the way to the doctor and miss work is so much easier.” —Lezlee

After you answer a few questions about your health an expert medical provider licensed in your state will review them, then reach out with questions or to confirm your prescription. You can do it all on your schedule, day or night, from right where you are (work, gym, bus, your sofa, wherever). Once our provider writes you a prescription our pharmacy will fill it and we’ll ship it to you in discreet packaging. We typically send three months’ worth of medication at a time, and refills are automatic.

4. It’s Totally Private

“It feels like it’s much more on my terms because it’s not face-to-face. I don’t have to have an uncomfortable conversation.”  —M

Nurx recognizes that not everybody has access to non-judgmental care, and women aren’t always comfortable talking to their doctors or local pharmacists about birth control. Patients tell us they love the ability to ask questions and get medical advice through our confidential app. We always send medication in discreet packaging.

5. Get Personal Care at Your Fingertips

“I messaged Nurx telling them how I didn’t like how the prescription was making me feel. Literally within an hour someone responded to help me. Within a day, my new prescription was on its way with the right hormone dosage.”

—Sara, Florida

When you get birth control through Nurx you can confidentially message our medical any time (day or night) with questions or concerns. Our team of licensed doctors and nurse practitioners say that one of the reasons they love working for Nurx is that they don’t have to rush through appointments and can spend time making sure the patients get the experts answers they need.  They’ll make sure you find the best birth control for your body, no appointments required.

“I love the ease of direct communication between provider and patient. I love answering questions and helping someone understand their options. I love that patients don’t need an appointment to get what they need!” — Cristin Hackel, Nurx NP

What Else?

Birth control is only the beginning. Nurx also prescribes and delivers prescription skincare, treatment for certain mental health conditions, herpes treatment, migraine care, and PrEP. Our HPV and STI Home Test Kits help people protect themselves from cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections privately and on their own schedules.

Ready to Try It?

To request birth control prescribed online and delivered through Nurx, click here to get started.


This blog pro­vides infor­ma­tion about telemed­i­cine, health and related sub­jects. The blog content and any linked materials herein are not intended to be, and should not be con­strued as a substitute for, med­ical or healthcare advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any reader or per­son with a med­ical con­cern should con­sult with an appropriately-licensed physi­cian or other healthcare provider. This blog is provided purely for informational purposes. The views expressed herein are not sponsored by and do not represent the opinions of Nurx™.

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