Face it: many women don’t have the time, money, or desire to head to the doctor just because they want birth control. Or, they may not even live near a doctor or clinic. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, there’s a solution for that — and it lets you skip the pharmacy and order your pills from the convenience of your home, straight from your computer or the phone that’s usually attached to your hand. People have long had the luxury of being able to order over-the-counter birth control, like condoms, from the dim light of their computer screen. Now they can do so with prescription birth control.
Ready to get birth control prescribed through Nurx? Get started here. Want to learn more about how Nurx works? Read on.
What Is Nurx?
Nurx is a new kind of consumer health company that integrates a telemedicine app and website, pharmacy, and network of partner physicians. Nurx’s mission is to ensure everyone has access to affordable birth control, no matter where you live, how much you earn, or even whether you have health insurance.
Nurx not only delivers exceptional, personalized care, but also offers the ability to message with a medical provider for the duration of your birth control prescription – our caring medical team is available to answer all of your birth control questions, and help troubleshoot any related problems you may run into.
Here, we explain the types of services Nurx offers, where those services are available, the process of getting a prescription, and how you can have your monthly birth control delivered directly to your mailbox.
What Nurx Offers
Nurx is an online medical provider that allows you to order birth control online without a trip to your doctor or a pharmacy. Whether you want birth control pills, emergency contraception, the patch, the ring, or the shot, they’ve got your back. (They also offer the HIV-prevention medication PrEP, home STI testing, herpes treatment, and migraine care.)
Prescriptions are good for a year and are available after you answer questions about your health history online, and a healthcare provider determines your eligibility and the right prescription. You can do this on your schedule — no video conference appointment required.
And they do it all for a super-low price. The medical consultation for birth control costs only $15, and Nurx offers more than 100 birth control brands and generics, many of which only cost $15 per month if you’re paying without insurance. If you have insurance, Nurx will bill your plan, so you may have a birth control prescription with no copay, without ever leaving your living room (though it depends on what’s covered by your insurance policy of course).
The Process of Getting Your Pills
Nurx knows that convenience is one of your top priorities. That’s why they keep things as simple and straightforward as possible.
To request your birth control prescription, first, download the app or visit the Nurx homepage and click “Get Started.”
From there, you’ll need to:
- Choose the prescription you’d like or select the option to receive a doctor’s recommendation on which method might work best for you.
- Answer several health questions via the online assessment.
- Enter your ID, payment and/or insurance information and complete your request.
Voila! The Nurx medical professionals will evaluate your request and look over your health history. If medically appropriate, a medical provider licensed in your state will write the prescription. The Nurx pharmacy will fill and ship the prescription to you, with free shipping. Nurx automatically refills and ships your prescription before you run low (if your insurance allows it).
How to Make Ordering a Cinch
Ready to sign up? Excellent! There are a few things we want to cover before sending you on your way.
First, it’s important to recognize the birth control pill isn’t for everyone.
There are several factors to consider, including that the risks of hormonal contraception increase for women age 50 and over. If you are older than 50, your regular doctor will be best suited to help you safely navigate your contraceptive needs.
If you are a smoker, have certain medical conditions, or are currently taking certain prescription medicines, there may be contraceptives that aren’t medically appropriate for you as well. Nurx offers a variety of options for birth control, and we’ll discuss these with you if your situation poses a concern.
Where Nurx Provides Services
Nurx is available in 30 states and Washington DC, and delivers birth control to military addresses. We cover more than 90 percent of the US population. And while Nurx isn’t available everywhere – yet! – because telemedicine laws differ between states, you can send an email to [email protected] and you’ll be notified when Nurx is in your state.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your healthcare and start ordering birth control pills online, visit Nurx and connect with their medical team today.
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