Who prescribes the pill online?

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Company Age limitations Location limitations Fees and Insurance (US only)
Alpha Medical 18+ Available in Washington, D.C. and all states except: Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, and West Virginia 

Consult/Prescription Fee: $10

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $15 a pack

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Accepts insurance, but not from: Medicaid, Tri-Care, Cigna, Kaiser, Navitus, Express Scripts

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, birth control ring, and emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: STI testing, screening and counseling for breast cancer, HIV, cervical cancer, mammogram and pap smear scheduling, endometriosis treatment, and menstrual care

Other Information: Prescriptions are valid for 12 months. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire and chat with a physician for an assessment of risks, benefits and appropriate birth control method.

Blink Health 18-49 Available in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming 

Consult/Prescription Fee: $5 for the first month, then $9.95 per month

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $9.95 a pack + the cost of refills

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Accepts insurance

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, birth control ring, emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: N/A

Other Information: Only available for women who have taken birth control pills before. Packs comes in either a 1-month or 3-month supply – can be auto-refilled each month. Must subscribe to a $9.95 monthly subscription that covers free shipping and access to online doctors.

Choix 13-49 Available in California

Consult/Prescription Fee: $15

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Depends on product and pharmacy price

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Accepts insurance

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch,  birth control ring

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Medication abortion services, treatment for urinary tract infection, emergency contraception

Other Information: Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire. All communication with providers is done by phone, text, or email.

GoodRx Care 18-50 Available in all states except: Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. 

Consult/Prescription Fee: $19

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Birth control services cost a flat rate of $25

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Insurance may be used when retrieving medicine from pharmacy, depending on the pharmacy.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, birth control ring

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: N/A

Other Information: Prescriptions are valid between 3-12 months. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire and chat with a physician for an assessment of risks, benefits, and appropriate birth control method.

Hers 18-50 Available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Consult/Prescription Fee: Free, then $5 per follow-up consult

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Subscription plans start at $12 per month

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Insurance is not accepted

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: N/A

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Treatment for yeast infection, urinary tract infection, and genital herpes

Other Information: Prescription length can vary depending on pill type. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire and consult with a health care provider in order to receive prescription treatment.

Lemonaid 18-49 Available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Consult/Prescription Fee: $25

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $15 a pack for home delivery (cost may vary if picking up at a pharmacy)

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Accepts insurance

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, birth control ring

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Treatment for urinary tract infection, treatment for genital herpes, STI testing

Other Information: Prescriptions are written for 12 months. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire.

Nurx 13+ (Depending on state law) Available in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, KentuckyMaineMaryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New JerseyNew York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin 

Consult/Prescription Fee: $15

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): $15

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Accepts most forms of insurance; coverage depends on plan.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, ring, and shot, emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: PrEP, STI testing and treatment, and HPV screening

Other Information: Prescriptions are valid for a year with automatic refills. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire. Requires video consultations in accordance with some state laws.

Pandia Health Depends on state law Available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, Washington, Wyoming

Consult/Prescription Fee: $20

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $15 per pack

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Pills may be covered by insurance, although co-pay or deductibles vary depending on plan and brand of product selected. Pandia Health accepts most forms of insurance, including Medi-Cal. Does not accept Kaiser, Cal Optima, LA Care, Humana, Sunshine Health, or StayWell.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, birth control ring

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: N/A

Other Information: Prescriptions are valid for 12 months. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire, which is reviewed by a doctor before a prescription is written. The doctor may contact the patient if there are any questions or concerns. Pandia also haa financial aid program which offers free doctor consultations and a prescription for up to six months of birth control pill medication in all nine states.

Planned Parenthood Direct 12+ (Depending on state law) Available in all states except: Alabama, Washington, D.C., Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wyoming 

Consult/Prescription Fee: $0 when ordering by mail; $15-25 for pharmacy pick up (cost varies by state)

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $20 per pack (cost varies by state)

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Only Medi Cal and Family PACT plans are accepted in California and Medicaid plans are accepted in Washington state. For all other states, insurance is not accepted at this time.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, birth control ring, emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Treatment for urinary tract infection

Other Information: Prescriptions are valid for 12 months. Patients must complete a health assessment.

PlushCare 18+(Under 18 must have guardian approval) Available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Consult/Prescription Fee: $20 or less with insurance, $99 without

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $18 per pack

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Check with pharmacy or consult their online insurance checker to determine insurance coverage.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, ring, shot

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: PrEP and STI testing

Other Information: Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire. Requires an initial video or phone visit with a provider.

PRJKT RUBY 18+ Available in all states except: North Carolina and Washington, D.C. 

Consult/Prescription Fee: Free

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills are a flat rate of $20 per pack

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Insurance is not accepted. Can use Flexible Savings Account (FSA) card.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: N/A

Other Information: Initial prescription is valid for three months; if there are no issues after these first three months, a patient can auto-refill their prescription for a year. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire.

The Pill Club 12-44 (Depending on state law) Available in Washington, D.C. and all state except: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi 

Consult/Prescription Fee: Free with insurance, $15 without

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Covered but may require copay, depending on plan

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $9 per pack

Insurance Coverage of Pill:Insurance may cover medication. Accepts most insurance plans including Medi-CAL and Family PACT. Takes select Medicaid plans in certain states.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control ring and emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: N/A

Other Information: Prescriptions are valid for 12 months. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire.

Simple Health 13+ (Depending on state law) Available in Alabama, California, Colorado,  Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Consult/Prescription Fee: $20

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $15 per pack

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Accepts almost all major insurance plans and Medicaid in some states.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch and ring, emergency contraception, and internal condoms

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: N/A

Other Information: Prescriptions written for 12 months. Services offered to minors 13+ (with exceptions specific to certain state laws). Will let you know if medication is covered by insurance before the order is processed, giving you a chance to opt out if you don’t want to pay out of pocket.

Twentyeight Health 16-49 Available in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington 

Consult/Prescription Fee: $20

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Not covered

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $16 a pack

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Accepts all major insurance, including Medicaid

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch, ring, emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: N/A

Other Information: Prescriptions are valid for 12 months. Automatic refills. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire. Optional (free!) phone call with a doctor available. Can add emergency contraception to your first birth control order – often $0 with insurance, $30 without.

Virtuwell 18-39 Available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wisconsin 

Consult/Prescription Fee: $54 without insurance

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: Covered, but may require co-pay or deductible depending on plan. Medicaid not accepted.

Pill Cost (without insurance): Depends on the type of birth control prescribed, the pharmacy chosen, and insurance coverage. Not included in $54 consult fee.

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Check pharmacy for insurance coverage.

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Birth control patch and ring, emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Treatment for urinary tract infection, bacterial vaginosis, mastitis, genital herpes, and yeast infection

Other Information: For new users of birth control, an initial prescription is for three months; if there are no issues after these first three months, a 12-month prescription can be provided. For previous or current users of birth control, a 12-month prescription can be issued with a blood pressure reading. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire.

Wisp 13+ (Depending on state law) Available in all 50 states (shipping to Alaska is not free)

Consult/Prescription Fee: Free (some pharmacies may charge a fee of $5-20 at pickup)

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: N/A

Pill Cost (without insurance): Pills start at $11 per month. First month free for new subscribers.

Insurance Coverage of Pill: Accepts insurance

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: Emergency contraception

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: STI testing and treatment for urinary tract infection, bacterial vaginosis, genital herpes, and yeast infection

Other Information: Prescriptions are valid for three months. Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire.

121doc Online Clinic 18+ Available in Brazil, Switzerland, and UK
euroClinix 18+ Available in Brazil, Switzerland, and UK
Kin 16+ Available in Australia

Consult/Prescription Fee: Free

Insurance Coverage of Consult/Prescription Fee: N/A

Pill Cost (without insurance): $55 year-long membership plus pharmacy cost

Insurance Coverage of Pill: N/A

Other Contraceptive Methods Prescribed: N/A

Other Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Fertility tests and planning, pregnancy and birth consultation, postpartum and breastfeeding consultation

Other Information: Patients need to fill out a health questionnaire and have a text-based consultation with a health care provider.

Lloyds Pharmacy (formerly DrThom) 18+ Available in UK
PharmaDoctor 17+ Available in UK
Women Help Women n/a Available in areas except: American Samoa, Antarctica, Austria, Belarus, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Canada, China, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greenland, Guam, Guinea Bissau, Heard and McDonald Islands, India, Kosovo, Netherlands, North Korea, Tuvalu, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (USA)
Women on Web n/a Available in countries without access to safe abortion only
Zava 18+ Available in Germany

Please send us your feedback if you have used any of these sites: freethepill@gmail.com.

*It is possible state laws and online platform policies may have changed since this chart was updated on April 8, 2021.

*Contraceptive services are legally available to ALL people under 18 in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, ColoradoDistrict of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and WyomingALL people 14 and older in Alabama and Hawaii; and SOME people under 18 in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia. 

The following states do not have an explicit policy on whether people under 18 have the authority to consent to contraceptive services: North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. 

Physicians may (but are not required to) inform a young person’s parents about their use of contraception in Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, and Oregon. ¹ 

 

¹ Guttmacher Institute. (2020, October 1). Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services. Retrieved from https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/minors-access-contraceptive-services#