Working, schooling, exercising, socializing — it’s all happening from home, and now there’s another essential activity people of Maryland can do without leaving the house: Get birth control, STI testing, and other healthcare from Nurx!
Today Nurx is launching in Maryland, thanks to recently passed state legislation that expands telemedicine options for its citizens. This comes not a moment too soon, as many Maryland patients are still social distancing and sheltering in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now they can connect with the Nurx medical team from the safety and convenience of home. “We have a phenomenal team, including highly-credentialed MDs and PhDs with specialties in reproductive and sexual healthcare,” says Nancy Shannon, MD, a Nurx healthcare providers licensed in Maryland.
Birth Control Delivered
This means women of Maryland 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. Maryland has passed comprehensive legislation for contraception coverage with the Maryland Contraceptive Equity Act, eliminating most co-payments for birth control and providing insurance coverage for over-the-counter emergency contraception.
Sexual Healthcare from Home
Beyond birth control, Nurx offers treatment for oral and genital herpes and home testing for HPV and for sexually transmitted infections, so there’s no need to wait to take care of your sensitive health needs. Maryland has seen a spike in STI rates and has the distinction of having the 12th highest rates of chlamydia and syphilis. Our STI Home Test Kits check for these STIs, as well as HIV, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and Hepatitis C. For patients who test positive, Nurx prescribes treatment when appropriate, or works to connect each patient with local in-person care.
Nurx also prescribes and delivers PrEP, the daily pill that is up to 99 percent effective at ensuring HIV-negative people stay HIV-negative. This is a vital option for the people of Maryland, which has the fifth highest rate of HIV diagnoses in the country. 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.
“As a Nurx provider I’m passionate about providing care to those who need it,” says Courtney Proctor, a Nurx NP, licensed in the state. “Maryland, we’re ready to be your go to option for safe and accessible birth control, STI testing, herpes treatment and more.”
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