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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) treatment available online today

In order to treat your UTI, consult with one of our board-certified doctors online today to prescribe medications to help with UTI symptoms. Get a new prescription to treat UTI or refill an existing prescription today.

  • Medication services available 24/7 for adults and kids (3+)

  • Top quality, board-certified doctors

  • No insurance needed

  • Same-day prescriptions available*

*Prescriptions provided at doctor’s discretion.

We accept these insurance plans and many more!

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Otherwise, new patient visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for members.

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Aetna

3 simple steps to request treatment for a UTI today

  • Book a UTI consultation appointment.

    Step 1

    Book a UTI consultation appointment.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your UTI concerns or symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your UTI concerns or symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up a prescription to treat your UTI.

    Step 3

    Pick up a prescription to treat your UTI.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

  • Book a UTI consultation appointment.

    Step 1

    Book a UTI consultation appointment.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your UTI concerns or symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your UTI concerns or symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up a prescription to treat your UTI.

    Step 3

    Pick up a prescription to treat your UTI.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

UTI treatment pricing details

How pricing works

To request UTI treatment and get a new or refill on your 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.

Learn about UTIs

A urinary tract infection or UTI happens when bacteria enter and travel up the urethra and infect parts of the urinary tract. There are several types of UTIs depending on the part of the urinary tract that is infected (beginning from the urethra):

  • Urethritis – This refers to an infection of the urethra. The urethra is a tube through which urine from the bladder is passed outside of the body.
  • Cystitis – This refers to an infection of the bladder. As the bacteria move up the urethra, they may infect the bladder.
  • Pyelonephritis – This refers to an infection of the kidneys. This infection happens when the bacteria have moved up the urinary tract. It can also happen when a blockage in the urinary tract causes the urine to back up into the kidneys. This type of infection is less common.

UTI causes

A urinary tract infection happens when germs, most often gut bacteria, get into the opening of the urethra, begin to grow, and move up the urethra. Most UTIs are caused by the following types of bacteria:

  • E. coli

    A bacteria commonly commonly found in the colon

  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

  • Proteus mirabilis

  • Enterococcus faecalis

  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus

  • UTI medication

    Depending on the severity of your UTI, your health care provider may recommend the following medications:

    How to prevent UTIs

    You can help prevent UTIs by doing the following:

    • Stay well hydrated and drink water everyday
    • Take showers instead of baths
    • For females, wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from the anus from going to the urethra
    • Urinate after sexual activity
    • Minimize douching, sprays, or powders in the genital area

    However, note that there are some factors that can increase a person’s risk of getting UTI:

    • Sex – females tend to contract UTIs more commonly due to anatomy: their urethras are shorter and closer to the rectum
    • Age – young children and older adults have higher risks
    • Previous UTI – if you have contracted a UTI before, you are more likely to contract it again
    • Pregnancy
    • Conditions that cause changes in bacteria in the vagina, such as menopause or the use of spermicides
    • Engaging in sexual activities
    • Structural issues with parts of the urinary tract – for example, if you have an enlarged prostate, you tend to have higher risk

    When to see a doctor for a UTI

    See your primary care physician when you experience symptoms of UTIs. UTIs are treatable with prescription antibiotics. Your doctor can determine if you have a UTI by performing one or more of the following:

    • Medical history review
    • Physical examination
    • Urinalysis – a urine sample is collected and analyzed in lab tests

    For UTIs that keeps returning (also known as recurrent UTIs) despite antibiotics, your doctor may perform other tests to examine the structure of the urinary tract:

    • Cystoscopy – a thin tube with a viewing device is placed through the urethra to perform an internal examination.
    • Kidney and bladder ultrasound – these use sound waves to produce images of the bladder and kidneys. This test can be used to check for kidney stones, blockages or a tumor.
    • Intravenous pyelogram – this refers to X-rays of the ureters, bladder, and kidney with the aid of a contrast dye. This test can reveal tumors, kidney stones, or blockages.

     

    Related conditions to UTIs

    The following conditions are related to UTIs:

  • How to treat a UTI

    UTI treatments usually consist of a round of antibiotics. After diagnosis, your doctor will evaluate the best treatment plan for you, based on the type and severity of your urinary tract infection. Then, they will prescribe you antibiotics for your UTI.

    • Home remedies
      • While you are undergoing antibiotic treatment following the doctor’s orders, you can do the following things at home to feel more comfortable:
        • Drink plenty of water – staying well hydrated can help wash the bacteria out of the urinary tract.
        • Avoid drinks that irritate the bladder – drinks containing caffeine or citrus juices can irritate the bladder. Examples are coffee and alcohol.
        • If possible, quit smoking.
        • Heat treatment – a warm heating pad on the abdomen can help reduce bladder discomfort.

    UTI symptoms

    The symptoms of a UTI depend on the part of the urinary tract that is infected.

  • Urethra (urethritis symptoms)

    • burning sensation during urination
    • discharge

  • Bladder (cystitis symptoms)

    • Frequent urge to urinate despite having an empty bladder
    • Increase in urination frequency
    • Burning sensation during urination
    • Bloody urine
    • Pressure in pelvic region
    • Discomfort in lower abdomen

  • Kidneys (pyelonephritis symptoms)

    • High fever
    • Chills and shaking
    • Pain in the lower back or the side
    • Vomiting
    • Nausea

  • UTI treatment FAQs

    • Can an online doctor treat a UTI?

      Yes, an online doctor can diagnose and treat a UTI. Often, the UTI diagnosis can be done without taking urine samples, but if needed, one of our physicians can order the necessary tests at a lab. One of our board-certified doctors can prescribe treatment online if you qualify, including antibiotics.

       

      Diagnox urinalysis test kit may be prescribed as well.

    • Do you need a prescription for a UTI?

      Yes, you need a prescription for effective UTI treatment. UTIs are most often treated with antibiotics. In the U.S., these antibiotics must be prescribed by a doctor. Request antibiotics for treatment from one of our top doctors today. You can then pick up your prescriptions at your local pharmacy.

    • What is the fastest way to cure a UTI?

      Prescription UTI antibiotics are the fastest and most effective way to cure a UTI. They usually begin working quickly to take care of uncomfortable symptoms. UTI antibiotics can completely get rid of a urinary tract infection in a few days, but you may start feeling better sooner than that. After your diagnosis, one of our board-licensed doctors can prescribe UTI antibiotics online for treatment of UTI if you qualify.

    • How long does it take antibiotics to start working for UTI treatment?

      UTI antibiotics can treat UTIs fast, and some people may feel symptom relief in a matter of hours. Typically, you should start to feel better within 48 hours of starting your treatment. If your symptoms get worse or do not improve within 48 hours, it may be likely that you are not suffering from a bacterial infection. You should talk to your prescribing doctor for follow up treatment.

    • How long will I need to take antibiotics for a UTI?

      Typical antibiotic treatment courses are about one to two weeks. Even if you feel better after 3 or 4 days, continue and finish the whole course of antibiotics to ensure that the bacteria is completely eradicated. If not, the remaining bacteria may develop resistance to the antibiotics, and the infection will become harder to treat if it returns.

    • Can I get antibiotics for UTI online?

      Yes, you can get antibiotics online for UTI treatment. You can request UTI treatment online through PlushCare. The doctor will diagnose your condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment during your online consultation, which may include an online prescription for antibiotics.

       

      The physician may schedule a follow up appointment to ensure the treatment plan works. In some cases, an online doctor for UTI may refer you to a lab for testing before writing your prescription.

    • Can a UTI go away on its own?

      While antibiotics are often prescribed as a UTI treatment, an uncomplicated UTI may go away on its own. However, it is often more challenging to get rid of a UTI without antibiotics. Left untreated, urinary tract infections can spread and cause kidney infections, which is why it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

    • How long can a urinary tract infection last without treatment?

      Urinary tract infections can last a week, but often even longer without proper treatment. Left untreated, a UTI could spread to the kidney and cause serious consequences. This is why it is important to speak to a doctor to treat urinary tract infections as soon as possible.