What is The Best Online Birth Control Method?

Birth control pills are the most common form of birth control prescribed by an online doctor because they don’t require an in-person visit. Some of the most common birth control pills prescribed online include:

  • Yaz
  • Yasmin
  • Apri
  • Velivet
  • Natazia
  • Aviane
  • Levora
  • Micronor
  • Nor-Q-D
  • Camila
  • Ella


How Much Does it Cost to Get Birth Control Online?

Our trusted partner PlushCare accepts patients with or without insurance, so the cost of an appointment will vary based on your coverage. The average insured patient pays less than $25 for a virtual visit, and those without insurance are charged a flat rate fee of $99. Similarly, the average cost of one pack of birth control pills (one month’s supply) is less than $50, though many insurance plans will cover this expense.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do birth control pills work?

There are three types of birth control pills: combination pills (the most common), progestin-only or minipills (for those who do not react well to estrogen), and emergency contraceptive pills or “the morning after pill” (taken to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex). Each pill works differently, but all prevent sperm from joining with an egg, which is known as fertilization. Hormonal birth control pills prevent ovulation. Without ovulation there is no egg to fertilize, so pregnancy is impossible. 

Can I get birth control without seeing a doctor?

There are several types of birth control available to you without a doctor’s consultation including barriers (e.g. condoms or dental dams), spermicide, and Plan B. However, all prescription medications, including birth control pills, require professional consultation with a doctor. That’s why PlushCare makes it easy to see a doctor online. After your virtual appointment, PlushCare’s doctors will send the medication you need to your local pharmacy. 

Can you get birth control pills over the counter?

No, birth control pills are a prescription medication and therefore require professional consultation with a doctor. Book an appointment with PlushCare today to speak to a doctor and get birth control online in as little as 15 minutes.

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

A doctor can prescribe you birth control after one consultation if they believe it is appropriate. With our sister site PlushCare’s same day treatment services, you can speak to a doctor today. Appointments are typically available every 15 minutes and the average birth control consultation lasts just 15 minutes. Your doctor will electronically send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice for same-day pick up! Getting birth control online is one of the fastest ways to get a prescription.

How can I get birth control for free?

Many health insurance plans completely cover the cost of birth control. Talk to your provider to learn more about which types of birth control are covered. 

How long does it take for birth control to work?

The wait time for birth control to be effective depends on the type of birth control being used. A condom will work immediately, whereas birth control pills typically take seven days to be effective. Speak to a doctor to learn more about the various wait times associated with different types of birth control.

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Book an appointment

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