Birth control online.

A safe, easy way to get birth control today.

With a quick online visit, our certified practitioners will send a prescription to your nearest pharmacy, in about an hour.

You have options

Pills, Patch, or Ring

Whether you know what you want, or are looking for a recommendation, our certified practitioners can help.


Take at the same time every day.


Apply to skin and replace weekly.


Insert a new ring once a month.

Your visit

What you'll get

Birth control prescription

In about an hour, your birth control prescription is sent to the pharmacy you choose. Your plan will outline when to start, what to watch for, and other helpful tips when using birth control.

Free phone support

Sometimes you just need a little assurance or have a question. Our nurse practitioners are available to talk through any concerns about your treatment plan.

Free follow-up care

We’ll check in to make sure everything is going as expected with your plan. If for some reason it’s not working for you, follow-up care and any adjustments are included at no charge.


Who we treat

Our practitioners prescribe birth control for women who are in overall good health between ages 18-39.

Online birth control

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe to get birth control online?

Our practitioners prescribe the same types of birth control you’d get from a doctor at an in-person visit. We factor in your health history and current situation to prescribe a birth control option for you. Your birth control prescription can be picked up at any pharmacy you use and trust.

Who is prescribing my birth control?

virtuwell was designed and developed by HealthPartners, a health care system with a rich history in innovative care. Our board certified nurse practitioners are all licensed and experienced providers. Like a doctor, they can assess, diagnose and prescribe medications. Among our team is nearly 300 collective years of clinical experience, with expertise spanning general practice, women’s health, dermatology, family medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics.

What if I experience side-effects?

Some women experience side effects while using birth control. Most are mild and go away after the first two or three months. We’ll always let you know what to expect and what to watch out for with your prescription. When you have questions or are considering a different option, our practitioners can help with any adjustments as part of your free follow-up care.

What will birth control cost?

Your cost for birth control may vary based on the type of birth control prescribed, the pharmacy you choose and your insurance coverage. While virtuwell doesn’t control these prices, we’ll always help you find the most affordable option. The $59 charge covers your visit only, which includes a prescription sent to your pharmacy.

Don’t I need an annual exam to get birth control?

Physical exams and pap smears, or cervical cancer screenings, are important, and should be scheduled based on your age and risk. The current recommended guidelines from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are every 3 or 5 years for most women. But birth control can be prescribed at any time and is not dependent on a physical exam or test.

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