With reproductive rights in jeopardy after the fall of Roe v Wade, having access to contraception is more important than ever in order to control if, how and when we get pregnant. And according to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s a necessity: 62 percent of people with a uterus who are of reproductive age are currently using some form of contraception.
But even though we’ve had some version of the birth control pill since the 1960s, there have only been a few ways to actually get birth control in people’s hands, and the most common way was by visiting a doctor’s office
For some people, that’s not a problem: They have a solid relationship with their primary care physician or OB-GYN and have no issues requesting and then receiving a prescription for birth control. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for everyone.
However, not everyone is in a position — geographically or financially — to get a birth control prescription from a doctor or pick it up from a pharmacy.
Luckily, these birth control delivery companies exist that allow you to get or renew a birth control prescription and have it sent straight to your door, with or without insurance.
When you switch your birth control prescription to Wisp, you can get 33% off of 15 different birth control pill options. You can also order emergency contraception, UTI treatments, and even the abortion pill from certain states. Wisp will be with you through it all.
Not only does Prjkt Ruby offer free consultations for birth control, but your monthly prescription is shipped to your home each month for a flat fee of $20 per month. On top of that, for each month of oral contraceptives purchased through Prjkt Ruby, a donation of 25 cents will be made to support access to contraception for people in the other parts of the world.
PRJKT RUBY $Starting at $20
Nurx is another option for those who aren’t able to see a doctor to get a birth control prescription in person. The options range from pills, patches, rings, to emergency contraception, all of which start no cost with insurance. You may pay a higher cost if you do not have health insurnace.
You just answer a few questions online to pick the option that’s right for you, then a doctor reviews it, then it’s delivered to your house (for free).
Nurx $Starting at $15 without insurance
While Lemonaid offers a range of telehealth and medication home-delivery services, they’re on this list because of their birth control delivery service. For a $25 out-of-pocket fee, you’ll have an online doctor visit, which will cover your prescription for the next year. A variety of pills, patches and rings are available. Then in a few days, your birth control of choice will be delivered to your home. The cost of the contraception depends on your individual insurance plan.
Lemonaid $Starting at $25 for consultation
GoodRx is very similar to Lemonaid in that it offers many different medications and services, including birth control delivery. You answer a few questions online, your answers are reviewed by doctors, and then your prescription is delivered. Again, the cost of the birth control depends on your insurance, but if you don’t have insurance, GoodRx will work with you to find the cheapest option.
You pay $19 per visit with an annual membership, or $59 for a single visit if you don’t subscribe to their Gold Membership.
GoodRx $Starting at $19 for consultation
Pandia Health is another option for those who aren’t able to see a doctor to get a birth control prescription in person. You just answer a few questions online to pick the option that’s right for you, then a doctor reviews it, then it’s delivered to your house (for free).
There are over 100 different birth control pill brands to choose from, some patch, and ring options, and 5 different types of emergency contraception (they can write you a prescription for EC to have on hand in case you need it in a pinch or can write you a prescription to pick up at a local pharmacy within a day).
Pandia Health $Starting at $15 without insurance