Don’t wait another minute to seek help for depression. Connect with a medical provider online, from anywhere, for a personalized treatment plan, medication delivered* and ongoing support on your schedule. *if medically appropriate
You’ll answer a comprehensive set of questions to see if Nurx mental health treatment is right for you and allow a Nurx medical provider to evaluate your symptoms and state of mind. This uses industry-standard screening questions similar to what you would complete when starting treatment with an in-person mental health professional, but you can get started any time, no appointment needed.
If Nurx services are right for you, a member of our medical team with special training in treating mild or moderate depression will evaluate your responses and, if you are a candidate for our telehealth treatment, will be in touch via secure message within 1-2 days.
If you are prescribed medication, our pharmacy will deliver it to your door and your medical provider will stay in touch to make sure it’s working for you, adjust your treatment or dose as needed and provide ongoing medication advice.
Please note: Nurx does not provide therapy or counseling. Nurx is not available for crisis response. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact 911 or go to your nearest emergency department. IF YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE, CONTACT 911 OR THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE AT 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
What We Treat
Mild & Moderate Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that makes you feel sad and/or disinterested in the world around you. Unlike normal sadness, which may come and go, depression lasts for at least two weeks (and often much longer), includes additional symptoms and interferes with your ability to function in everyday life.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression marked by mood changes during the fall and winter months when there is less sunlight. Symptoms improve or disappear when the days get longer in the spring. SAD symptoms interfere with work, relationships and daily function.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
PMDD is an extreme form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that causes severe and disruptive depression in some people with periods in the days or weeks before their period starts, and symptoms usually go away within a couple of days after menstruation begins.
Postpartum & Menopause Depression
After a woman gives birth hormonal fluctuations may lead to persistent feelings or sadness or emptiness called postpartum depression. Similarly, the hormonal fluctuations that accompany menopause can lead to depression and treatment with an SSRI can be a helpful addition in the overall management of menopause (which also includes hormone replacement therapy, which Nurx does not prescribe).
What It Includes
Nurx mental health treatment costs $55 per month for the service, which includes:
Initial consultation to determine which psychiatrist-designed treatment plan is right for you
At least 6 check-ins per year to ensure that treatment is working and adjust as needed
Unlimited messaging with the medical team about your treatment plan
Resources for online therapy services or mental health apps
Your Nurx medical provider will create a depression treatment plan for you (if medically appropriate) after reviewing your health history and symptoms. Initial treatment is usually daily medication called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and Nurx prescribes and delivers a few different SSRIs as well as other medications (SNRIs, tricyclics, bupropion and trazodone). Individual factors determine which medication will be most effective and our medical provider will partner with you to get it right. Note: Treatment usually works best when combined with non-medical therapy such as talk therapy.
Marius Commodore, MD, is the medical advisor to Nurx for mental health. Dr. Commodore is a psychiatrist and internal medicine physician and Medical Director for Campus Health at Tulane University, and advises the Nurx medical team on how to provide the highest quality of care for mental health conditions through telehealth.
Whether you suspect you are experiencing depression or have been diagnosed with these conditions in the past, you can request treatment from Nurx any time through our website or app. You’ll answer a comprehensive set of questions similar to the intake you would complete when starting treatment with an in-person mental health professional. Your answers to these questions will allow your Nurx medical provider to evaluate your symptoms, make a diagnosis and (if medically appropriate) create a treatment plan.
Within two days of submitting your request for treatment a Nurx medical provider licensed in your state will send a message to your Nurx account to ask any follow up questions and propose a treatment plan. You’ll have the chance to share any information and ask any questions you’d like. Once your medical provider has prescribed treatment our pharmacy will fill your prescription and your medication will arrive in the mail.
Your medical provider will follow up regularly to monitor how your medication is working, and adjust treatment as needed, and you can message them any time with questions or to request adjustments.
Treatment through Nurx costs $55 per month, which includes a licensed medical provider evaluating your intake assessment, creating and prescribing your treatment plan, and managing your medication needs on an ongoing basis.
We bill insurance for your medication, and copays are usually $5-10 per month. The out-of-pocket price for most medication is $25 per month, and shipping is always free.
Your Nurx medical provider will create a personalized treatment plan based on your symptoms and health history. Nurx prescribes and delivers a comprehensive selection of mental health treatments including SSRIs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, bupropion (generic Wellbutrin),
trazodone, and medications that may be used to treat panic attacks. The Nurx medical team prescribes these treatments according to evidence-based clinical guidelines and based on each patient’s individual symptoms and health history.
Nurx treats mild and moderate depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and premenstrual dysmorphic disorder (PMDD). We may also treat patients with stable postpartum depression, if they are already on medication. However, our medical team evaluates each patient individually and will only prescribe treatment to patients who they determine can be safely and appropriately cared for through telehealth.
There isn’t a one-size-fits all treatment for mental health conditions — the medication/s and the dose that work best varies by individual patient and may change for that patient over time. For that reason, you may need to communicate with our medical team regularly at the beginning of your treatment to make sure you achieve good results. Once your treatment plan is established our medical team will check in throughout the year, to confirm that the treatment is working and adjust if needed. Nurx patients can message the medical team any time to ask questions about their treatment or request prescription adjustments. This ongoing care and unlimited access to our medical team costs $55/month (in addition to the copay or cost of your medication), even if there are months when you don’t communicate with us. Please note that Nurx does not provide therapy or counseling.