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Birth control available online today

Chat with a licensed doctor about getting birth control online, without leaving your house. Manage your health conveniently with top-quality reproductive care. Get a new prescription for birth control or refill an existing prescription today.

  • Online same-day doctor appointment booking

  • Licensed medical providers available nationwide

  • Medications available for pharmacy pickup*

We accept these insurance plans and many more!

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Aetna

3 simple steps to getting birth control online 

  • Book a birth control appointment online.

    Step 1

    Book a birth control appointment online.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your doctor online regarding your birth control options.

    Step 2

    Talk to your doctor online regarding your birth control options.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up your birth control prescription.

    Step 3

    Pick up your birth control prescription.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

  • Book a birth control appointment online.

    Step 1

    Book a birth control appointment online.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your doctor online regarding your birth control options.

    Step 2

    Talk to your doctor online regarding your birth control options.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up your birth control prescription.

    Step 3

    Pick up your birth control prescription.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Online birth control pricing details

How pricing works

To request a new or refill on your birth control prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

Copay

For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:
    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

$129

Repeats only $69

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for active members.

Book an appointment

If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

About online birth control

Birth control is designed to prevent pregnancy. Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors, including your overall health, sexual activity, and personal preferences. Your doctor can help you choose the right option for you. Whether you’ve been taking birth control for years or are just starting, getting a birth control prescription online is convenient, affordable and private.

  • What birth control does

    Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways: Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs. Types include condoms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges.

  • Birth control options

    Common birth control pills our online doctors prescribe include:

    • YAZ
    • Apri

    • Ortho Tri-Cyclen

    • NuvaRing (etonogestrel)
    • Aubra

    • Mylan

    • Loryna

    • Lo Loestrin Fe

    • Junel Fe

    • Kariva

    • Yasmin

    • Lutera

    • Chateal

    • Mircette

    • Errin

    • Norethindrone

    • Heather

    • Nor-Q

    • Micronor

  • Online birth control ratings & reviews

    • Amazing experience!

      5 stars

      Needed an emergency birth control prescription. The doctor was early to the appointment! Listened to my questions, and quickly got me my prescription! 10/10 recommend!

      L92, Nov 2021

    • My fantastic experience with Plush Care!

      5 stars

      My experience with Plush Care was amazing. I was able to get an appointment within 30 min of first logging in & my physician was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. I have already shared my experience with family & friends. It was the most relaxed, convenient appointment I've ever had & will definitely be using this service again.

      L.D., Dec 2021

    • Plushcare Please Don't Change A Thing!

      5 stars

      I came to Plushcare for routine meds when COVID first hit, but have now chosen a primary care physician who is the kindest, most concerned and helpful doctor I have ever worked with.

      J.P., Apr 2022

    • Very convenient from the comfort of…

      5 stars

      Very convenient from the comfort of your home, and flexible appointment availability! The doctor actually made the right (and critical) diagnosis and sent me to my specialist, who confirmed her online diagnosis. Very, very satisfied.

      G.T., Apr 2022

    • Five star service from the comfort of my home

      5 stars

      I was debating whether going to an Emergency room or having a dispatch physician come to my home for an eye infection. I have a toddler and with everything going on with Covid I couldn’t take the chances of going to the ER. After some research I came across PlushCare — the doctor was extremely knowledgeable and he sent my prescription to the pharmacy even before we finished our call.

      T.R., Jan 2022

    Types of birth control methods available online

    There are different types of prescription birth control available to women online. The most popular is the birth control pill, including combination pills with estrogen and progestin, and the progestin only pill. Some commonly used methods include:

  • Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)

    Birth control pills include combination pills, which contain estrogen and progestin, and the progestin-only pill.

  • Birth control implant

    Implants are small, rod-shaped devices that can last up to 5 years. The implant releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. Like IUDs, implants require a visit to the doctor's office.

  • IUD (intrauterine device)

    IUDs are t-shaped devices that stop eggs from implanting in the uterus. They need to be professionally fitted, which requires a visit to the doctor's office. There are hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs.

  • Birth control shot

    The depo shot is a progestin injection that you get once every 3 months. Progestin prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation and thickening the cervical mucus. The shot is a safe, convenient, and effective method if you get it on time.

  • Birth control patch

    The transdermal contraceptive patch releases hormones through the skin to prevent pregnancy. Like most oral contraceptives, the patch contains estrogen and progestin to stop ovulation.

  • Vaginal ring

    The vaginal ring is a small, soft, plastic ring placed inside the vagina. It releases estrogen and progestin into the bloodstream to prevent pregnancy.

  • Birth control uses

    Many people use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy, but hormonal birth control many offers other benefits. It can help:

    •Manage acne and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    •Make periods less painful and more regular

    •Lower the risk of some cancers

    •Relieve endometriosis symptoms and prevent ovarian cysts

  • Side effects of birth control

    Like all medications, birth control pills come with possible side effects. While most side effects are minor, rare but serious side effects may occur.

    The minor side effects of birth control pills include:

    •Nausea

    •Breast tenderness

    •Spotting between periods

    •Missed periods

    •Mood changes

    •Vaginal discharge

    •Lower libido

    Serious side effects from taking birth control are very rare. They include: •Blood clots

    •Higher blood pressure readings

    •Yellowing of the skin or eyes

    •Chest pain or discomfort

    •Achy soreness in the leg

    •Liver tumors

    If you experience any serious side effects, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may recommend switching your birth control method or stopping hormonal contraception.

  • How to take birth control

    There are two types of oral contraceptives (combination pills and progestin pills), which have slightly different use instructions.

    •Combination pills: Take one pill every day. You don't have to take your pill at the same time every day, but it can help you form the habit.

    •Progestin-only pills: Take one pill every day, within the same 3 hours every day, to prevent pregnancy.

  • What to avoid while taking birth control

    Some medications and herbal remedies can interfere with the pill and its effectiveness. It's best to avoid:

    •Anti-HIV drugs

    •Anti-fungal medications

    •Anti-seizure drugs

    •Herbal remedies, such as St. John's Wort, garlic pills, and flaxseed

    If you have any birth control questions or concerns, be sure to talk to your doctor. Your doctor may recommend using backup contraception, such as condoms, to lower the risk of pregnancy.

  • Birth control FAQs

    • How much does birth control cost?

      The cost of birth control ranges from $0 to $50 a month. Birth control is completely free with most health insurance plans and government programs.

    • How can I refill my birth control prescription online?

      To refill your prescription online, book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor. Our board-certified physicians can send your prescription to a local pharmacy, and most birth control appointments take less than 15 minutes.

    • Can I purchase birth control online?

      Yes, a licensed doctor can prescribe birth control online. During an online consultation, you’ll discuss your health history, lifestyle, and preferred method of contraception.

      If contraception is right for you, your doctor will recommend a birth control method. If your doctor recommends birth control pills, they can write a prescription and send it to a local pharmacy of your choice.

    • How effective is birth control?

      Combination pills are 99 percent effective with perfect use. However, it’s easy to forget or miss pills. In reality, the pill is about 91 percent effective, according to Planned Parenthood.

    • Does birth control make you moody?

      Yes, hormonal birth control can cause mood changes. While some people find that their mood improves with hormonal contraceptives, others experience mood changes.

      Everyone responds differently to hormonal contraceptives, and you may need to try a few options until you find the one that suits you best.

    • Can you buy birth control over the counter?

      Yes, you can buy condoms, spermicide, and emergency contraception (Plan B) over the counter. Other options, such as pills, require a prescription. Some birth control methods, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), must be implanted by a doctor.

    • How long does it take to get a prescription for birth control?

      When you schedule a same-day appointment with PlushCare, you can get a birth control prescription online in less than 15 minutes. Your doctor will send your prescription to a pharmacy of your choice immediately following your appointment.

    • Can you buy birth control at Walmart?

      Yes, Walmart’s pharmacy carries several types of birth control pills. Before picking up your prescription, your doctor will need to send your birth control prescription to Walmart.

    • How do you get free birth control?

      If you have health insurance, you can get free birth control under the Affordable Care Act. If you don’t have insurance coverage, you can get birth control for as little as $18/month.

      If you would like to get a free birth control prescription online from PlushCare, just book an appointment with one of our world-class doctors and enter your health insurance provider.

    • How long does it take for birth control to work?

      Combination pills start working within 5 days after the first day of your period, providing protection against pregnancy right away.

      Other methods of contraception may take longer to work. Be sure to talk to your doctor about how long your birth control will take to work.

    • Which birth control is best?

      The right birth control for you will depend on your overall health, lifestyle, and personal preferences.

      The best types of birth control to prevent pregnancy are implants and IUDs, which are the most convenient and foolproof. Other methods, like birth control patches and pills, can effectively prevent pregnancy with perfect use.

    • What kinds of birth control are available?

      There are several birth control methods available, including birth control pills, implants, intrauterine devices (IUD), vaginal rings, and more. Talk to your doctor to determine the best method for you.

    • What birth control can I take to treat acne?

      The best birth control for acne is the combination pill, which contains both estrogen and progesterone. These hormones work together to reduce the circulation of androgens (acne-causing hormones) in your bloodstream.

    • What are the best brands of birth control for acne?

      Currently, the only FDA-approved brands to treat acne are Yaz, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, and Estrostep. These brands contain estrogen in a low dosage but have different forms of progestin.

      Your doctor may also prescribe topical creams or antibiotics to use in conjunction with contraception for the best results. If you don’t see clearer skin after a few months, consider switching pills or looking into another form of acne treatment.

      Speak to one of our doctors today to find the best birth control option for acne.

    • Who can take birth control for acne?

      Birth control for acne isn’t for everyone. You may be eligible for birth control if:

      •You’re over the age of 14.

      •You’ve entered puberty (started menstruating).

      •You’re not currently pregnant.

      If you’re interested in taking birth control to improve acne, set up an appointment with one of PlushCare’s doctors online or by phone. You can discuss your options with a doctor and get started on an acne treatment program that’s right for you.

    • Do antibiotics affect birth control?

      Most antibiotics do not affect birth control, but it’s important to talk to your doctor if you have any birth control questions. To date, the only known antibiotic to affect birth control is rifampin, which is usually prescribed for tuberculosis treatment.

    • Does birth control make you gain weight?

      Some people report minor weight gain (2–4 pounds) in the first few months of taking combination pills.

      However, studies show no evidence that birth control pills cause weight gain. Weight gain after starting birth control is usually related to fluid retention.

    • What happens when you stop taking birth control?

      When you stop taking birth control, you lose protection against pregnancy. In most cases, your period will take time to adjust, and your body may experience other changes.

    • What is non-hormonal birth control?

      Non-hormonal birth control is a form of contraception that does not contain hormones. In contrast, hormonal birth control uses hormones to prevent pregnancy.

    • What are non-hormonal birth control options?

      There are several non-hormonal birth control methods, including:

      •Internal and external condoms

      •Cervical caps and diaphragms

      •Non-hormonal intrauterine devices

      •Spermicides and vaginal gels

      •Fertility trackers

    • What is low-estrogen birth control?

      Low-estrogen pills contain less estrogen than normal pills. Although estrogen is effective at preventing pregnancy, high levels often come with undesirable side effects.

      The minipill, which contains only progestin, thins the lining of the uterus and thickens the cervical mucus. This prevents sperm from reaching an egg and helps to suppress ovulation. It’s important to take the minipill at the same time each day.

    • What happens if you miss one of your birth control pills?

      If you miss one pill:

      •Take the pill you missed as soon as you remember, even if this means taking two on the same day.

      •Continue on your daily schedule.

      •Check the packaging of your pill pack for additional information.

      If you miss two pills, your protection against pregnancy may be compromised. Ask your doctor for more information.

    • When do you get your period on birth control pills?

      The timing of your period will depend on the specific pill you take. Since different brands contain different quantities of hormones, this can affect the flow, timing, and side effects that come with your monthly period.

      •If you take a 28-day pack of combination pills, you’ll get your period during the last week of the cycle (when you’re taking inactive pills).

      •Depending on the minipill your doctor prescribes, your period may be longer or shorter than normal, or it may stop completely.

    • Where can I learn more about birth control?

      Take our Birth Control Quiz to see if you’re ready for a birth control prescription.