Your life is busy and getting a birth control prescription doesn’t have to be difficult or take a lot of time. Whether you need a birth control pill refill or are considering trying the birth control patch or ring – with a quick online visit – our certified practitioners will send a birth control prescription to your pharmacy.

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Birth Control Online: 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 daily.


Apply to skin and replace weekly.


Insert a new ring once a month.

Your visit
What you'll get

Birth control prescription

We'll send your birth control prescription directly to the pharmacy you choose. Your plan includes details and instructions outlining when to start, what to watch for and other helpful tips about using birth control.

Free phone support

Have a question? Our nurse practitioners are available to talk through any concerns about your treatment plan or online birth control prescription.

Free follow-up care

We’ll check in to make sure your prescription is working for you. Follow-up care and prescription 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 to 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. When prescribing birth control, we take into account your health history and current situation. Your birth control prescription can be picked up at the pharmacy of your choice.

Who is prescribing my birth control?

Virtuwell was designed and developed by HealthPartners, to provide consumers with a fast, simple and affordable way to treat more than 60 common conditions. Virtuwell’s board-certified nurse practitioners are all licensed and experienced providers who can assess, diagnose and prescribe medications. Collectively, our team has nearly 300 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. When starting on birth control, we’ll let you know what to expect and what to watch out for. If 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 depends 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 Virtuwell visit only. Prescriptions are a separate cost. You pay for your medication at the pharmacy, just like a typical clinic visit.

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

Birth control can be prescribed anytime and is not dependent on a physical exam or test. Physical exams and pap smears are important, and should be scheduled based on your age and risk. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists currently recommends that most women get a pap smear every three or five years.

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