Maine, we’ve got you covered: Starting today Nurx will deliver easy and affordable access to essential sensitive and sexual healthcare all the way to the northeastern corner of the country. We couldn’t be more excited to offer Mainers birth control, PrEP, home STI testing, and cervical cancer screening that you can request online and have delivered to your doorsteps.
When you get care through Nurx you’ll be directly connected with a Maine-licensed healthcare provider, like Courtney Proctor, NP. “To the patients of Maine who have had challenges and difficulties with the healthcare system, we’re ready and excited to be your go-to option for safe and accessible care,” says Courtney.
Better Access to Reproductive Care
The opportunity to get birth control through Nurx is an important option for Maine women: More than 64,000 women in the state live in “contraceptive deserts”, or areas where they face big geographic barriers to contraceptive care. And this option arrives not a moment too soon: The federal government’s rules about which women’s healthcare providers can receive Title X funding are predicted to lead to reproductive health clinics closing, and Title X funding provided care to nearly 24,000 low-income people in Maine.
One in ten women in Maine are uninsured, and Nurx is committed to making birth control affordable for them — you can choose from many pill formulas that cost just $15 per month — check out our birth control pricing chart to learn more. If you do have insurance we’ll bill your plan directly, and many of the birth control brands we prescribe are free with insurance. .How it works: Sign up on the Nurx website or mobile app and a Maine-licensed medical provider will determine the right medication for you. We deliver to your door for free in a discreet package.
Need the “morning after pill” like Ella or Plan B in Maine? Our medical providers prescribe emergency contraception. If you need it right away our team can call the prescription in to a local pharmacy, or if you just want EC on hand we’ll send it to your door.
We also offer Maine women a convenient way to protect themselves from cervical cancer: Our HPV Home Test Kit. Perform this simple, painless vaginal swab test at home and return it in the prepaid envelope. Our partner lab will test you for the 14 strains of the HPV virus that cause most cases of cervical cancer, then our medical team will let you know whether to get follow-up care in person, or if you can wait a few years for your next screening.
Easier STI Testing and Prevention in Maine
Sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea are at epidemic levels in the US right now. While Maine has relatively low rates of STIs compared to many other states, these infections are becoming more common there as well.
All sexually active people should be tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) once a year (and more often if you have new partners or are unsure of a partner’s status), and Nurx makes it private and convenient with STI Home Test Kits. We’ve packaged STI tests into three cost-effective kits, and include the option of throat and rectal testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia because these two STIs can infect specific body parts and those infections won’t be detected by a standard urine test. If you do test positive for an STI, the Nurx medical team can either prescribe treatment directly or connect you with follow up care near you.
Another first for Mainers: The ability to prevent HIV by getting PrEP discreetly at home. PrEP is a daily pill (there are two options, Truvada and Descovy) that prevents HIV with up to 99% efficacy. Nurx is the one company that allows people in Maine to consult with a provider about PrEP, complete the necessary lab tests at home, and have PrEP delivered in discreet packaging – no trips to the clinic or in-person lab tests needed.
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