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How to get birth control delivered right to your door

These mail-order services make getting your birth control oh-so-easy.

Life is too busy to wait in line for your birth control. Good news—you can skip the pharmacy and order birth control pills, the patch, and the ring online!

For a while now, you’ve been able to shop online for non-prescription methods (like condoms and emergency contraception). Now several online services are making it possible to order some prescription methods for home delivery too—all in discreet packaging, of course.

Some of these services allow you to get a prescription with an online health questionnaire or video visit with a provider, no in-person visit needed. Many of them provide free shipping and accept health insurance, meaning it could cost you $0 out of pocket. Plus, you may be able to sign up for automatic refills—so you won’t have to worry about remembering to order the next batch.

Here are eight ways to get mail-order birth control. (You can also use our “delivered to your door” search tool to see what services are available in your zip code.)

28H – Twentyeight Health

Twentyeight Health believes in women supporting women. They are a mission-driven digital health platform with the goal of increasing healthcare access to all women, starting with birth control. With Twentyeight Health, you can easily get a doctor evaluation online for a new prescription or re-up your existing one, receive delivery at home, and ask doctors follow up questions via secure messaging.

They’ve also got sex ed content—vetted by doctors—to answer questions about sexual and reproductive health. They partner with great women’s health organizations by donating 2% of their revenue to non-profits working to increase access to reproductive and sexual health care. With every delivery, you are helping a woman in need.

The process is simple—start by filling out a short online questionnaire. After, a doctor will review your data offline and write you a prescription (or refill your existing one), then you get your birth control at your door. As easy as that. And if you have any medical questions along the way? Message a doctor through Twentyeight‘s secure platform. They also accepts insurance—where it is likely your copay is $0. If you are paying cash, it is as low as $18/month.

Cost to get a new prescription: $20.
Cost for birth control: $0 with insurance, as low as $18/month without. Delivery is always free!
Cost for emergency contraception: $30.
Where is it available? New Jersey and New York.
Delivery time: 2-3 days max. Next-day in many areas.
Automatic refills? Yes.
Promo code: $20 OFF by using BEDSIDER28

HeyDoctor

HeyDoctor is an online medical provider that can send a prescription to your local pharmacy or a mail order pharmacy—letting you get it right to your door. You don’t have to have insurance to use HeyDoctor. Once you answer a few medical questions online, they will send a new prescription or a refill to the pharmacy of your choice.

The types of birth control available through HeyDoctor are emergency contraception, the pill, the ring, the patch, and the internal condom.

Cost to get a new prescription: $15 to get a prescription for EC, the pill, the ring, or the patch. $5 to get a prescription for the internal condom. You’re paying HeyDoctor to do a quick, online health assessment and give you a prescription. You pay the pharmacy separately for the prescription.
Cost for birth control: Depends on the pharmacy you use and whether or not you use insurance.
Cost for emergency contraception: Depends on the pharmacy you use and whether or not you use insurance.
Where is it available? Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming
Delivery time: The prescription is sent within hours to any pharmacy or delivery pharmacy near you, or to the mail order pharmacy of your choice.

Nurx

Nurx offers over 50 brands of birth control, including the pill, ring, patch, shot, and the morning after pill. Nurx accepts health insurance and offers options starting at $15 per month for people without health insurance. The process is simple—share information about your health history, select the medication you’re interested in (or let their medical team know you’d like help deciding which is best for you).

Once you’ve consulted with your Nurx provider and agreed on your prescription, Nurx will ship your birth control for free in discreet packaging to your home. Once you’re a Nurx patient, you also have unlimited access to their medical team for a year to ask as many questions as you’d like. In addition to birth control, Nurx also offers STI home testing, HPV home testing, and the HIV prevention medication PrEP.

Cost to get a new prescription: Free.
Cost for birth control: $0 with insurance, as low as $15/month without.
Cost for emergency contraception: $0 with insurance, $25-$68 without.
Where is it available? Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Washington, DC, Armed Forces (Americas, Europe, Pacific)
Delivery time: 2-4 days.
Automatic refills? Yes.

Pandia Health

Pandia Health delivers the pill, the patch, or the ring in 3-month packs to residents of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. for free if you have insurance. If you have an existing prescription through your pharmacy or a health care provider, Pandia can help you set up an automated free delivery of your method.

If you’re looking for a new prescription, Pandia can provide one in California and charges $29 for a doctor’s evaluation to help you choose the right method for you. If your preferred brand of the pill, patch, or ring isn’t available, Pandia will provide you with a generic alternative. (This can be a nice lower-price option for folks whose insurance won’t cover the full price of name-brand medication.) Use the discount code PTD when you checkout at Pandia Health for $5 off your telemedicine visit.

Cost to get a new prescription: Free if you have insurance.
Cost for birth control: Price varies, but could be as low as $0 with insurance.
Where is it available? California.
Delivery time: 2-3 days.
Automatic refills? Yes.

The Pill Club

The Pill Club can mail you birth control pills, the patch, the ring, or emergency contraception. You can transfer your birth control prescription from your current pharmacy or have your health care provider call it in. You can also get a new prescription through The Pill Club—just complete an online questionnaire (there may be a fee if you don’t have insurance), and one of their providers will submit your prescription. If you have health insurance, your cost for birth control could be $0. There are also low-cost options for folks without insurance. The Pill Club mails you up to a three-month supply unless your insurance plan only allows for 1-month refills, in which case you’ll receive one refill pack at a time. Your birth control will arrive at your door with a little treat—because you totally deserve some chocolate for staying on top of your birth control.

Cost to get a new prescription: Free if you have insurance.
Cost for birth control: $0 with insurance, as low as $5/month without.
Cost for emergency contraception: Free with most insurance.
Where is it available? Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin (but they can send your birth control anywhere in the U.S if you’re at a temporary address, like if you’re on vacation or out of town for a short period of time).
Delivery time: 2-3 days.
Automatic refills? Yes.

PillPack

PillPack is a full-service online pharmacy that delivers medication separated into daily packets. If this sounds handy to you, good news—you can get your birth control pills this way! If you take other medication in pill form, PillPack can combine all your meds (including birth control) into daily packets with the date and time printed on the packaging, so it’ll be easy to realize if you missed a day.

PillPack doesn’t write new prescriptions, but you can transfer your prescription for birth control pills, the patch, or the ring from another pharmacy. They’ll send you your birth control, along with whatever other medications or vitamins you have a prescription for, every two weeks or as needed. PillPack has an iOS app for easy communication with the pharmacy. The app also allows you to schedule medication reminders.

Cost for birth control: Price varies, but could be as low as $0 with insurance.
Cost for emergency contraception: Price varies, but could be as low as $0 with insurance.
Where is it available? In most U.S. states, except Hawaii.
Delivery time: Delivered every 14 days. Option for next day delivery.
Automatic refills? Yes.

Planned Parenthood Direct

The Planned Parenthood Direct app offers the same high-quality care you would get at a Planned Parenthood health center. Currently, the app lets you request a prescription for one of the low-cost birth control pill brands that you can then have shipped right to you. In some states, where pharmacy pick up is available, you can get a prescription for most brands of pills delivered to a pharmacy near you for pick up. Planned Parenthood Direct has information about about other birth control options such as IUD, implant, shot, ring, and the patch. (It also offers treatment for UTIs.)

Once you download the app and fill out your health history, an expert Planned Parenthood clinician reviews your background. They, then, reach out to you via the app within a business day to let you know if you are eligible for online care. Birth control pills are delivered directly to you. Shipping is free and is sent in a discreet envelope.

You can request 3, 6, or 12 packs of birth control pills and sign up for automatic refills for the whole year!

Cost to get a new prescription: Free, when requested by mail. Small fee if you’re doing pharmacy pick-up.
Cost for birth control: Starts at $20 per pack. Varies by state.
Where is it available? Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Washington State; to receive care through the app, you must be physically present in these states. (They’re expanding, so check their site for the latest.)
Delivery time: 4-7 days.
Automatic refills? Yes.

PRJKT RUBY

Like Nurx, PRJKT RUBY lets you order your birth control through their website without visiting a health care provider. You’ll pick from five brands of birth control pills or two types of emergency contraception, then complete an online questionnaire and health assessment. PRJKT RUBY will have a physician approve and submit your prescription. (BTW, if you’re from Virginia, Oklahoma, or Missouri, you’ll also be required to complete a video consultation.) Before you know it, your birth control will arrive in the mail. You’ll receive a three-month supply of birth control pills at a time. Bonus points: PRJKT RUBY is mail-order birth control for a good cause. For each pill pack ordered through PRJKT RUBY, they donate a month’s worth of birth control to a woman in a developing country through an international org called PSI.

Cost to get a new prescription: Free.
Cost for birth control: $20/month.
Cost for emergency contraception: $25-67 per packet.
Where is it available? In almost all U.S. states, except for North Carolina.
Delivery time: 2-3 days. Option for next-day delivery on emergency contraception (additional $30).
Automatic refills? Yes.

Simple Health

Simple Health prescribes birth control online and delivers it for free. The pill, the ring, and the patch are available. Just do a simple online consultation, a doctor will review your information and find the right birth control for you, then it’ll ship for free, on a recurring schedule for a year. If you already know the brand you want, you can select it in the consultation. You can communicate any questions or concerns to the doctor or support team anytime. With Simple Health, birth control is free with most insurance plans and starts at $15 per month without insurance, plus every delivery ships for free.

Cost for birth control: Free with most insurance, starts at $15 without insurance.
Cost for emergency contraception: Not available.
Where is it available? If you need a new prescription from Simple Health, you have to live in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, or Wyoming - but they’re rapidly expanding so check their site to see if it’s available.
Delivery time: 1-3 days.
Automatic refills? Yes.

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