The 8 Best Birth Control Delivery Services of 2020

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Condoms and emergency contraception have been available online for a while now, but for a long time, the only way to get birth control was to see your doctor or head to Planned Parenthood, before having to pick up what you need from the local pharmacy. But now, from quick online questionnaires to home deliveries, these digital services offer a very modern way to take control of your body.

What’s more, many of the online providers are covered by health insurance, or offer birth control for around $9 per month with free shipping, so it’s affordable too. In many cases you can get a recurring prescription, so you don’t need to worry about running out. From the patch to the shot and everything in between, here are the best birth control delivery services.

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Best for Overall: Nurx

Nurx

Nurx

Nurx goes beyond just birth control: You can also get STI and herpes testing and treatment, HIV Prep, emergency contraception (either free on insurance or starting at about $20), and an HPV screening.

All services are available even if you don’t have insurance and, if you do, the medication will likely be free or the cost of your copay. Birth control starts with a questionnaire and around a $15 medical consult (not covered by insurance), which includes unlimited messaging for the year.

If medically appropriate, one of the licensed providers will write you a prescription and then the pharmacy will dispense a three-month supply of birth control to your door in branded packaging. Refills are automatic and will arrive before you run out, and you have the option to cancel at any time.

Nurx offers over 100 generic and name-brand birth control options spanning the pill, patch, ring, and even the shot, which is ideal if you’re forgetful (and not squeamish). Nurx does not take existing prescriptions from another doctor; everyone joining the service needs to answer the same health care questions and be advised by the medical team.

Best for State Availability: Prjkt Ruby

Prjkt Ruby

Prjkt Ruby

At Prjkt Ruby, if you are 18 or older, you can sign up for one of 12 different types of oral contraception (roughly $20 per month), and purchase Ella emergency contraception (about $90 per cycle).

The process is simple: you create an account and log in, and select one of the contraceptive products available. Then, you take a quick online questionnaire and medical assessment and provide your shipping, billing, and payment details. One of the Prjkt Ruby team members will review the order and route it to a physician.

Depending on the state you live or what your questionnaire reveals, you may need to schedule a video consultation with a physician. Delivery is free on emergency contraception regardless of how it is shipped or how quickly you require it, whereas for oral contraception you can get free shipping and pay about $5 to receive it in two days or roughly $32 for the next day.

Prjkt Ruby is not just a contraceptive provider, it has created a charitable movement as well. For each month of oral contraceptive purchased, it makes donations to support access to contraceptives for all women via Population Services International (PSI) and in the U.S. with the help of Powder to Decide.

The service is currently available in 49 states.

Best for Education: Simple Health

Simple Health

Simple Health

As the name suggests, Simple Health makes getting birth control "simple." The company offers the pill, patch, or ring, so a doctor can prescribe the safest and most effective birth control to suit you.

If you are 13 or older (depending on state law), you can start the process by filling out your medical history and personal preferences. You can add your payment and shipping details, and once you have been prescribed your birth control, it will be shipped to your door. It’s possible to cancel at any time and set up automatic refills that will arrive between three and seven days before you run out.

Simple Health is available in over 25 states and is covered by most health insurance providers. The annual fee is roughly $20 for the initial consultation, as well as ongoing support (you can contact the team with any questions at any time), and monthly plans start at about $15 if you are paying out-of-pocket. Otherwise, the medication is more than likely covered by your insurance plan.

Shipping is always free. Beyond prescriptions, Simple Health has a pretty extensive blog on its website that explores plenty of birth control subjects from spotting to STDs.

Best for Extras: The Pill Club

The Pill Club

 The Pill Club

Despite the name, The Pill Club offers over 100 different birth control brands and their generics, as well as the Annovera ring, emergency contraception (the morning-after pill), and the FC2 Female Condom.

Easy to use, you answer some health questions and the medical team reviews your answers before recommending the right birth control for you. You’ll be kept updated via text message, and if you’re approved, you will receive a prescription.

You will have to pay about $15 for your health answers to be reviewed, and then you can pay out-of-pocket for The Pill Club (starting at roughly $9 per month). Otherwise, the medication is covered by most major health care providers. Some health insurers insist on copay, but The Pill Club can tell you whether this is required before you commit.

There is free shipping, discreet packaging, and you can opt for different refill durations, although health insurance providers will often dictate this. It’s worth noting that you can also become a member with an existing prescription, and you can also request that your doctor write you a new prescription and send it to The Pill Club.

Alongside your birth control delivery, you’ll also receive a sweet treat, fun stickers, and samples. Join The Pill Club’s Facebook Community Group to get an inside look at what's in the care packages.

The Pill Club prescribes to 39 states and ships to all 50.

Best for Cash-Pay: Lemon Aid Health

Lemon Aid Health

Lemon Aid Health

Available in all 50 states, Lemon Aid Health provides various medical services beyond birth control, from asthma and acne to depression and migraines. Its aim is to bring affordable healthcare solutions to everyone in America.

The consultation and medicines must be paid in cash and are out-of-pocket. However, if your insurance plan covers the medication you are prescribed, you can ask Lemon Aid to send your prescription to your nearest pharmacy instead. The company also has an app that's easy to use.

If you want to sign up for a birth control prescription on Lemon Aid Health (starting at about $15 per month), you have to be over 18 years old. To start, simply create an account and choose a birth control option. Before deciding on the product of your choosing, you can browse which types of contraception are available, the possible side effects, and how to take it. You have the option to choose a brand name pill or a lower-cost generic version.

Once you have completed the medical questionnaire and uploaded your photo ID and a selfie, your request is sent to one of the Lemon Aid Health doctors. Most patients don’t require a video consult but some states do insist on one. The consultation is roughly $25 and isn’t covered by insurance. And, if for any reason you are denied treatment, you'll get a refund.

Best for Customer Care: Pill Pack

Pill Pack

Pill Pack

From the team at Amazon Pharmacy comes Pill Pack: a one-stop-shop for all your medication needs.

Unlike other birth control delivery services that provide online time-saving consults, Pill Pack liaises with your doctor and health insurance provider, which makes it a good option for people who don’t mind visiting their doctor’s office, but are on various different medications and want to streamline the delivery.

Before you sign up you need a list of your medications, your doctor’s information, insurance details, and a payment method. Pill Pack then coordinates everything with your doctors and insurance provider, schedules your delivery, and sends your medication in its original packaging or in handy pouches printed with the time of day you should take them. You will then get automatic monthly refills with free shipping.

The service is completely free, minus your insurance copay or any out-of-pocket expenses (if applicable) and the cost of any vitamins or over-the-counter medications you choose to add to your delivery.

Best for Female Doctors: Twenty Eight Health

Twenty Eight Health

Twenty Eight Health

For a one-time fee of about $20, you'll fill out a health questionnaire and can securely message or schedule an audio consultation with a female, board-certified doctor who can discuss the best birth control option to fit your needs.

Your information will be reviewed within 24 hours and you will either get a new prescription or a renewal of an existing one. Your birth control (either the ring, patch or pill, there’s over 100 options available) will be delivered to your door within one to three days of your prescription being written.

If you have insurance, the birth control will either be free or the cost of your copay, and you will receive as many packs at one time as your provider allows. If you’re paying, the birth control will be as low as around $15 per month, depending on the brand. Plus, Twenty Eight Health offers discounts when you sign up for more delivery packs. They also accept Medicaid, and you can pause or cancel at any time.

Currently, Twenty Eight Health is only available in five states: Florida, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, but they do have plans to expand. The service is available for people 18 and over, however, some states allow contraception for teenagers who are at least 16 with parental consent.

If you’re under 16, you can email Twenty Eight Health for advice based on the state in which you live. Like Prjkt Ruby, Twenty Eight Health has a philanthropic side that donates about 2% of its revenue to the National Institute for Reproductive Health and Bedsider (by Power to Decide).

Best for Existing Prescriptions: Pandia Health

Pandia Health

Pandia Health

Co-founded by female doctor Sophia Yen, Pandia Health is simple to use. If you have an active prescription, you can provide your current pharmacy or doctor’s info, and Pandia Health will deliver the medicine to your door.

Need a new prescription? Currently, Pandia Health can only prescribe birth control to people living in California, Texas, and Florida (with plans to expand in the future). To get the prescription, you'll fill out a health form, and then one of the Pandia Health doctors will review your information, write a prescription, and the birth control will be delivered for free. A consult costs about $20.

Pandia Health works with most health insurance providers (excluding Kaiser, Cal Optima, LA Care, Humana, Sunshine Health, and StayWell at this time). If your plan is covered, the medicine will be free or the cost of a copay.

If you don’t have insurance, it will cost roughly $15 per pack. There Pandia Health offers all birth control pills, patches, and rings. If you have any questions before committing, there is a live chat option with an adviser on the website.

Pandia Health deliveries free to all 50 states.

How We Chose the Best Birth Control Delivery Services

We assessed a range of online birth control delivery companies and looked for ones that were transparent in their messaging and easy to use. The roundup is comprised of companies that are supported by health insurance providers, affordable for those paying out-of-pocket, and ones that work with licensed or board-certified doctors. Where possible, we looked for brands founded by females, with females on the leadership team, or with female doctors providing the medical assessments and online consults (i.e. Pandia Health and Twenty Eight Health).

We looked for sites that offered sex education through blogs, had extensive FAQs, as well as active customer support. We also chose companies with positive customer reviews that serviced many states, and if they didn’t, those that have plans to expand.

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