Nurx Launches in Connecticut
Now patients in CT can access birth control, migraine treatment, PrEP, STI testing and more from the safety and convenience of home.
In 2020 we all learned new ways to meet our needs without leaving the house. For many, the pandemic has meant working, learning, and socializing on screens, and getting everything we could delivered. Now there’s another important thing people in Connecticut can get done from home: Accessing essential healthcare through Nurx.
The ability to get birth control, migraine treatment, herpes medication, and more from the safety of their sofas will be appreciated by Connecticut patients who are limiting activity to prevent the spread of Covid, as well as those who simply need a more convenient or affordable way to get healthcare. Now they can connect with the Nurx medical team online, any time, and have their medication and tests delivered to their doors.
Birth Control Delivered
Connecticut patients can get birth control prescribed online and delivered to their doorsteps, safely and affordably. Nurx offers popular pills for just $15 per month when you pay out of pocket, and when you pay with insurance you’re likely to have a $0 copay. And our medical team will always be just a message away to respond to your questions or concerns. “We have a phenomenal team of highly-credentialed medical providers with specialties in reproductive and sexual healthcare,” says Nancy Shannon, MD PhD, a Nurx provider licensed in Connecticut.
Sexual Healthcare from Home
Connecticut has relatively low rates of HIV and other STIs, and Nurx can help it stay that way. Our STI Home Test Kits check for STIs, including HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and more (depending on which set of tests you choose). For patients who test positive, Nurx prescribes treatment when appropriate, or works to connect each patient with local in-person care.
Our medical team also prescribes and delivers PrEP, the daily pill that is up to 99 percent effective at ensuring HIV-negative people stay HIV-negative. Nurx allows patients to consult with a provider to determine if PrEP is right for them, complete the necessary lab work from home with a PrEP Home Test Kit, and have PrEP delivered straight to their door. Because PrEP can be expensive, our team helps patients apply for payment assistance and navigate insurance reimbursement.
Nurx offers treatment for oral and genital herpes and home testing for HPV, so there’s no need to wait to take care of your personal health needs.
Specialized Migraine Care
Nurx now provides cutting-edge care for migraines and chronic headaches, improving the lives of some of the 39 million Americans who experience migraines. Most primary care doctors have little knowledge of migraine and headache treatments, and there are only about 500 headache specialists in the US. The Nurx medical team has been specially trained to diagnose and assess headaches through a comprehensive online evaluation, which can be completed at the patient’s convenience — no appointment necessary. Then a Nurx provider creates a personalized treatment plan and our pharmacy sends medication to the patient’s doorstep.
Those who are new to Nurx should know that receiving care from our team isn’t a one-time transaction. Our dedicated medical providers are here to answer your questions and adjust your care as needed. “I am passionate about caring for people and Nurx truly makes a difference by making healthcare accessible, affordable, and convenient,” says Shellane Crisostomo, PA-C, Nurx physician assistant licensed in Connecticut. “We’re ready to be your go to option for safe and accessible migraine care, birth control, STI testing, herpes treatment and more.”