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.
A visit at virtuwell is easy. You’ll answer simple questions in an online interview that takes about 10 minutes. Our nurse practitioners will send a text the moment your prescription has been sent to your pharmacy.
A visit at virtuwell is $49. We accept insurance which can bring the cost lower when virtuwell is covered in your network, but insurance isn’t needed. If you have any questions or want to consider another option, we’re available to talk or make adjustments – both included in your free follow-up care.
Our practitioners prescribe birth control for women who are in overall good health between ages 18-34.
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.
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.
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.
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 $49 charge covers your visit only, which includes a prescription sent to your pharmacy.
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.