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.
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.
A Virtuwell visit is easy! Just answer a few simple questions about your birth control needs and our nurse practitioners will text you when a prescription is sent to your pharmacy.
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There’s no downloads or awkward video chat.
Pick up and pay for your birth control prescription at the pharmacy of your choice.
A Virtuwell visit is never more than $59. That includes any follow-up and questions along the way. While you don’t need insurance to use Virtuwell, it can often bring the cost lower. Alongside our satisfaction guarantee, is our promise that if Virtuwell can’t treat you, there’s no charge.
Our practitioners prescribe birth control for women who are in overall good health between ages 18 to 39.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.