Online Birth Control Made Easy: My Success Story with Nurx
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A few months ago I started researching different places to get birth control without having to go into a doctor’s office to get a prescription. I was in the midst of wedding planning and was living out of state, which meant I was not in close proximity to my provider.
I was starting to get nervous when I saw all of the birth control providers online and was not sure which were reputable. I selected The Pill Club which a few months after using and loving, they transitioned to Nurx.
I wasn’t sure at first what Nurx was and if they were legit. I had not heard of anybody else I knew IRL that had used it, or online. It seemed like the best option for me was to go forward with this new company. I knew if it was merging with The Pill Club, Nurx had to be reputable. Still, I found myself wondering, “Is Nurx good?”
Nurx was another option that I looked at previously so I was interested to see how the transition would go. I needed to refill my prescription before they got their new system down, so I had to make a Nurx account and go through the prescription process again. Even though that was slightly annoying since there is a $25 fee to get your prescription filed initially, I decided that it would be better to get it done sooner or later.
You might be wondering how does Nurx work? So, I will give you a rundown of the sort of questions they are going to ask you to get a feel for what birth control will be best for you.
They start with some preliminary questions. It is essentially a digital version of those health forms you fill out at the doctor’s office. You’ll need a photo of your ID and your insurance card (if you are paying through your insurance). You’ll give a brief background of your medical history as well.
There is also a suggestion box where you can put what birth control you would prefer, or they can prescribe one just based on your profile alone without any of your preferences indicated.
They will ask what your needs are, which is where I indicated that I wanted a prescription that would help with my acne. The birth control I got on a few months ago has been great, but it was the cheapest option available and did not help with my acne. I indicated here that I wanted support in that area, and I also researched the best birth control to help with acne control.
Nurx was extremely communicative throughout the process through text and email. It only took about a week to get notified that I had been prescribed the birth control I wanted along with updates about shipment every few days.
The answer to the question of “is Nurx good?” is short and sweet: yes!
When you search for birth control online, Nurx is one of the first options to pop up. It is good to be weary of giving your information out online, particularly when it is as sensitive as birth control. However, Nurx has my full trust and they should have yours too.
I chose to get the pill with Nurx, but they also offer birth control through the forms of patches and rings as well. Along with offering birth control, Nurx also provides healthcare in the following areas:
- STD tests
- Migraine treatments
- Emergency contraception
- COVID tests
- Acne, melasma and rosacea treatments
With the challenges that come with in-person healthcare, Nurx is a great option! Whether you’re a college student and don’t have a doctor like me, or you just don’t feel like going into the doctor’s office, Nurx is here to help for all your birth control needs and beyond.
Have you tried out any online birth control providers? Let us know in the comments below.