After giving birth, some experience sadness, increased anxiety, or trouble with sleep. When these symptoms linger beyond a few days, it may be postpartum depression.* We’re on your team and can assist with personalized prescription treatment plans that help alleviate symptoms and get you back to feeling your best.†‡

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The Nurx Difference

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What You’ll Get

Nurx mental health treatment costs $59 for the initial consultation and $69 per month for ongoing care.

If we bill insurance for your medication, copays are as little as $0-$10 per month.◊ The average out-of-pocket price for most medication is $25 per month, though this varies with dosage.

  • Initial consultation to determine if a telehealth treatment plan is medically appropriate for you
  • Multiple check-ins per year to ensure that your treatment is working‡ or for your provider to make adjustments as needed
  • Unlimited messaging with your medical team about your treatment plan and your mental health journey
  • Curated resources for online therapy services or mental health apps
  • Prescription refills and free shipping
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    How Postpartum Depression Treatment Works

    Step 1

    Complete an online evaluation

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    You’ll answer a comprehensive set of questions to see if mental health treatment for postpartum depression through Nurx is right for you and allow a Nurx medical provider to evaluate your symptoms. We use clinically-backed screening questions similar to what you would complete when starting treatment with an in-person mental health professional. With Nurx, you can get started on your schedule, no appointment needed.

    Step 2

    Connect with a licensed Nurx medical provider

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    Our medical team is comprised of licensed providers who are trained and supervised by board-certified psychiatrists to treat anxiety and depression. A Nurx provider will evaluate your responses and reach out in a few short days with additional information.

    Step 3

    Get treatment and ongoing care, on your schedule

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    If you are prescribed medication, our pharmacy can 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 guidance. Please note: Nurx does not provide therapy or counseling. Nurx is not available for crisis response.

    Treatments We Offer For Postpartum Depression

    If medically appropriate, your Nurx medical provider will create a postpartum depression treatment plan for you after reviewing your health history and symptoms.† Initial treatment is usually a daily antidepressant or as-needed anti-anxiety medication that can help you manage changes in mood and sleep after giving birth. Nurx providers can prescribe a few different medications for postpartum depression, including SSRIs, SNRIs, SARIs, tricyclics, low dose antipsychotics, and melatonin receptor agonists, among others. Individual factors determine which medication(s) will be most effective and your medical provider will partner with you to get it right.

    Please note: Nurx providers do not prescribe sleep medications (Ambien®, Lunesta®), benzodiazepines (Xanax®, Ativan®), stimulants (such as Adderall® or Concerta®), or any controlled substances.

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    By The Numbers

    Studies show that 1 in 8 women with a recent live birth experience symptoms of postpartum depression

    Twenty percent of women report that they were not asked about depression symptoms in prenatal screenings

    Studies show that 12.5% of women are not asked about depression symptoms in postpartum doctor visits

    Meet our Medical Team

    Gabriella Farkas, MD PhD is the Medical Director for Nurx’s mental health services. Dr. Farkas is a board certified psychiatrist who advises the Nurx medical team on how to provide the highest quality of care for mental health conditions through telehealth.

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    Postpartum Depression Information

    Learn more about why this occurs and what you can do to manage it on our blog.

    Postpartum Depression Questions?

    • How does postpartum depression treatment with Nurx work?

      Whether you suspect you are experiencing depression or anxiety, 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.

    • How much does postpartum depression treatment with Nurx cost?

      Treatment through Nurx costs $59 for the initial consultation and $69 per month for ongoing medication management, 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 as little as $0-$10 per month. The out-of-pocket price for most medication is $25 per month, and shipping is always free.

    • What medications do Nurx providers prescribe for postpartum depression?

      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, 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.

    • What types of depression do Nurx providers treat?

      Nurx treats mild to moderate depression, postpartum depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder (PMDD). 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.

    • What does the monthly cost cover?

      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 $59 for the initial consultation (in addition to the copay or cost of your medication) and $69 month for ongoing medication management, even if there are months when you don’t communicate with us. Please note that Nurx does not provide therapy or counseling.

    • Does Nurx offer online therapy?

      Nurx does not currently offer therapy or counseling. For therapy resources, including finding a therapist and digital support based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) click here.

    * The information provided here is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely upon the content provided here for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

    † Services not offered in every state. Medications prescribed only if clinically appropriate, based on completion of the required consultation.

    ‡ Individual results may vary.

    ◊ Please check your insurance coverage; the final medication price may vary based on your insurance, so this estimated pricing is not guaranteed.

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