What is birth control?
Birth control, otherwise known as contraception, is any method, medicine, or device used to prevent pregnancy. Medicine is a common way to prevent pregnancy and can be provided with a prescription order from a doctor or pharmacist.
How can I get birth control today?
- Schedule a visit: schedule your online visit and we will work with you to provide a personalized birth control plan. Your options include pills, injections, patches, or rings.
- Health information: while we may not need a complete history on your health, we may need some information in order to make sure we provide the best care possible. Before your visit, you may be asked to fill out a form regarding your information, and you may be asked more about your medical history during your visit.
- Your options: once we speak with you, we look at what your insurance may cover as well as what options you prefer.
- Medication dispensing: In the same visit, you will be provided with a prescription for birth control that may be filled at one of our partners pharmacies or then pharmacy of your choice. You can pick up your birth control right away or have it mailed or delivered to you.
Will my insurance cover my visit?
The short answer is maybe.
If you have Medi-Cal insurance, your insurance will cover your visit and birth control medication as well. Medi-Cal will also be able to cover the cost of condoms.
If you have another type of insurance, your insurance will cover the cost of birth control medications but will not cover the cost of the visit. Our visit fees ($15-45) are lower than most other healthcare providers. You can use your health savings account or flex savings account to pay for the visit fee.
And you only need one visit per year. Any follow up communications (via email, text, or phone) or additional visits are included with no extra fee.