Last month we launched in Montana and South Dakota, and now Nurx care is available in neighboring Idaho — and not a moment too soon. Idaho is experiencing a shortage of medical providers, especially in its many rural counties. Nationally, Idaho ranks 49th for active physicians per 100,000 population, and 45th for primary care physicians. Idaho women are in need of better access to birth control options: 39% of pregnancies in Idaho are unplanned.
So the ability to access birth control, prescription skincare, migraine treatment, herpes medication, STI testing and more from home or on their phones will be appreciated by Idahoans looking for a more convenient or affordable way to get healthcare. Now they can connect with the Nurx medical team online, any time, receive medication and at-home testing in the mail (in discreet packaging) and obtain ongoing support from a medical provider. Nurx patients have unlimited access to the Nurx medical team, so they can ask questions or request prescription adjustments at their convenience.
Birth Control Delivered
Now people in Idaho 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, Senior Medical Director at Nurx.
Sexual Healthcare from Home
Mirroring national trends, Idaho has seen a recent rise in sexually transmitted infections. Accessible, affordable testing is crucial for stopping the spread of STIs and now Idahoans can get an STI check, privately and conveniently, with one of the Nurx STI Home Test Kits. The 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.
Prescriptions for Migraines and Skin Needs
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.
Nurx recently introduced prescription skincare services including treatment for acne, rosacea and sun-related aging. The service consists of a consultation with a Nurx medical provider, a personalized treatment plan, home delivery of medication, and ongoing care. Dermatologists tend to be clustered in urban or wealthier areas, leaving many rural counties dermatologist deserts, so being able to access specialized prescription skincare online is a great option for people for whom seeing a dermatologist in-person is inconvenient or unaffordable.
Your Online Source for Ongoing Care
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 the people of Idaho and Nurx makes healthcare accessible, affordable, and convenient,” says Dr. Shannon. “We’re ready to be your go to option for safe and accessible migraine care, birth control, STI testing, herpes treatment and more.”