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Emergency
Contraception

Because accidents happen, and we're here for you.
Now with overnight shipping.

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MORE THAN 1,000,000+ PATIENTS CARED FOR

How it Works

Step 1

Answer 8 fast health questions

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Share your health history on our website or app.

Step 2

Our providers review

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Your medical provider will review and prescribe emergency contraception as appropriate.

Step 3

We deliver your contraception to you

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We'll send the medication to your door for free, or for $15 with overnight shipping.

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“Demand for Nurx’s services skyrocketed — order volume for emergency contraception, birth control, sexually transmitted infection tests grew 40%, 50% and 100%, respectively. Its total sales climbed 80% year-over-year in 2020”

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Best for: Anyone who hasn’t been tested for STIs in more than a year (or ever) and just wants a no-rush STI checkup.”

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“Direct-to-consumer women’s health company Nurx is once again broadening its offerings, this time into urgent care with the launch of Nurx Now.”

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“For $35, all patients with mild to moderate acne—whether they’re insured or not—can receive an initial medical consultation, home delivery of medications, and a 10-week follow-up.”

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Contraceptions Offered

Get Ella—the prescription contraception—or New Day—the generic version of over-the-counter Plan B.

EllaNew Day (generic Plan B)
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Expedited ShippingOvernight shipping for $152-day shipping for $15
TypePrescription-onlyNo prescription necessary
PriceAs low as $0 with insurance or pay $45 out-of-pocket per pill, plus a $15 medical consultation which covers access to our medical team$20 per pill out-of-pocket
UseLowers your chance of getting pregnant if taken within 5 days of having sexLowers your chance of getting pregnant within 3 days of having sex
EffectivenessThe most effective type of morning-after pillLess effective for women that weigh more than 165 pounds
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About ella

✔️ Prescription
✔️ Can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex
✔️ May be more effective than Plan B for women who weigh more than 165 pounds

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About New Day

✔️ Does not require a prescription
✔️ Can be taken up to 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex

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Meet your medical team

We are doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants who are passionate about providing patient care. The Nurx medical team believes that everyone deserves access to personalized, non-judgmental healthcare, and that open and honest communication is key. Learn more about our medical team.

Dr. Nancy Shannon MD, PhD

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Whether it's an emergency,
or you'd like to have some on hand,
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Why Nurx?

We make it easy for you to get your medication quickly, discreetly, affordably, and without judgement. By removing the pain points around access to emergency contraception, we've got you covered when it really counts.

Emergency Contraception Questions?

  • How do emergency contraceptives work?

    Emergency contraceptives, like Plan B and Ella, work by blocking your ovaries from ovulating. If you do not release an egg during ovulation, you cannot get pregnant. Emergency contraception is not an abortion pill and will not work if you are already pregnant.

  • What is the difference between Ella and New Day?

    New Day (the generic version of Plan B) is currently FDA approved for use up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. Ella is FDA approved for use up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex.

    Most research shows that overall, Ella is more effective than New Day for most women. Ella is equally effective throughout the 5 days after unprotected sex, but New Day is less effective with time (ex. more effective at 24 hours than after 48 hours).

  • How long after unprotected sex can I take them?

    New Day is more effective the sooner that you take it, so the longer you wait, the less likely it is to work. Ella has been shown to work for up to 5 days after unprotected sex, but should still be taken a soon as possible.

  • Do you offer overnight delivery?

    Yes, we offer overnight delivery for prescription-only Ella. We can also send the prescription to a local pharmacy of your choice for you to pick up.

  • Can you send it to my local pharmacy?

    Yes. When we call in a prescription for emergency contraception to a pharmacy it is usually processed the same day that we order it. Some pharmacies do not reliably stock Ella, so if you are requesting this pill, we recommend that you call your pharmacy to make sure they have it available.

    If you did not have unprotected sex and just want to have emergency contraceptives on hand, just in case, we can deliver these directly to you.

  • How effective are emergency contraceptives?

    Emergency contraceptives are about 58-94% effective at preventing pregnancy. The range is so large because when taken at the right time, emergency contraception is very effective. However, some women are unable to access the medication until it’s almost too late.

    Ella is slightly more effective than New Day (the generic version of Plan B). New Day is more effective the faster you are able to take it (for example, it’s more effective if taken 3 hours after unprotected sex rather than 48+ hours after).

  • How often can I take emergency contraceptives?

    Emergency contraceptive should not be used as regular birth control. Though there are no known health risks, regularly taking emergency contraceptives can result in increased side effects (like irregular bleeding).

    If you find that you need emergency contraception more than 2 or 3 times per year, we recommend that you consider starting regular birth control which is much more effective (up to 99% effective when used as directed) compared to emergency contraception (ranges from 58%-94% effective).

  • Will I get side effects?

    Most women will not have any side effects with emergency contraception. Sometimes, emergency contraception can cause spotting or irregular bleeding about one week before or after your regularly scheduled period. Other possible side effects are nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, breast soreness, or cramping for 1 to 2 days after taking emergency contraception. If you throw up within 2 hours of taking emergency contraception, then you may have lost the pill and you should consider taking another dose. Please contact us if you throw up your emergency contraception within 2 hours of taking it.

  • Do I need follow-up care after using emergency contraception?

    Typically, you will not need any follow-up care. If your period is more than one week late after taking emergency contraception, you should take a pregnancy test. Remember, common pregnancy tests (using urine samples) are not accurate in the first 10 days of pregnancy, which is why we recommend waiting until you are at least a week late.

  • Can I take emergency contraception if I am breastfeeding?

    If you are breastfeeding 100% of the time and your period has not yet returned, then you may not need emergency contraception.

    New Day (the generic version of Plan B) can be used safely during breastfeeding with no changes to your breastfeeding schedule. Ella can also be used safely during breastfeeding. The CDC recommends that women delay breastfeeding for 24 hours after taking Ella as some of this medication is excreted in the breastmilk. The strongest concentration of Ella in the breastmilk occurs for 1 to 3 hours after taking it, so some providers recommend pumping and dumping only once. There are no known complications for babies who do breastfeed right after the mother has taken emergency contraception.

  • When do I need to use emergency contraceptives?

    • If you have sex without a condom or if the condom breaks, slips, or falls off.
    • If you have sex and have missed more than 2 days (48 hours) in a row of your combined hormonal contraceptives (pill, patch, or ring).
    • If you have sex and are more than 3 hours late taking the progesterone only pill.

Your voices

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I’ve been using Nurx for the last year. I switched jobs and my health insurance changed. I completely forgot about my birth control prescription and I had a big trip coming up for several weeks, so I realized I needed to quickly figure out what to do!
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A co-worker was telling me about a cheap birth control solution that they ship right to your house. She said they also accepted insurance so it would be low cost or no cost. So I decided to look up Nurx and I love it.
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It’s completely changed my quality of life. The customer support team is incredibly helpful. Every time I have a question like if I’m getting weird symptoms, I always hear back right away.
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It was so easy and hassle-free. I signed up once and the packages came to my door. I don’t have to do anything, it renews every three months. I travel a lot and it makes my life so much easier. I love it.
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First I thought is this company real? But getting the pills in the mail was proof for me. It took all my fears away.
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I’ve been using Nurx for the last six months, it’s really great and super convenient. When I first started using Nurx I didn’t have health insurance so I felt like I couldn’t go to the doctor and ask for a prescription. I wouldn’t have been able to afford it. It was so easy to just go to Nurx and pay for it outright. It was an absolute lifesaver.
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I wasn’t sure about the doctor part, but as soon as my application got approved they gave me more information about who my doctor was so my concerns faded away. I’m also able to ask questions on the app, so I can always reach out and know that somebody will get back to me.

Hello Freedom

We know that no one has time to wait in line at the pharmacy. We know that seeing a doctor often isn't easy — on your schedule, wallet, or peace of mind.

Our service makes it easy for anyone, regardless of circumstance, to get medication quickly, discreetly, and affordably. So we can all stay safe and in control of our own health, always.

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