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Telehealth providers have to abide by HIPAA just like in-person providers

You know when you go to your health care provider the first time and they make you sign that form about HIPAA? If you’re like many people, you probably didn’t take the time to read it all the way through. But HIPAA—which stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—is actually a really important law that protects your privacy, among other things.

Many insurance plans cover telehealth, and lots of telehealth options are affordable without insurance

From rural America to the most urban cities, telehealth is gaining in popularity. People are getting skin conditions checked out, getting their birth control prescriptions filled, and even ordering tests for sexually transmitted infections. But because it’s such a new phenomenon, people have a lot of questions. Perhaps the biggest one? How much does it cost—and will insurance cover it?

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telehealth , birth control, technology

Times are tough, and we’re all adjusting to a new normal, which might mean being plugged in more than usual. Constant exposure to the news can become overwhelming and stressful during these times. We’re here to help you sort through the news and get the latest when it comes to COVID-19 and your sexual health.

If the coronavirus doesn't get us, the forced togetherness will

So you love each other, yeah WHATEVER that’s great. But love can only get you so far when you’re both working (and/or taking all your classes) from home because the world is locked down. We’ve scoured the internet and our brains (and we tried to ask you all on twitter too, but there was a notable lack of responses) to come up with these tips for surviving so much togetherness.