FAQ

 

 

Who can use Birth Control On Demand?

Healthy women over 18 years old who need birth control can use it. Women who have certain medical conditions (pregnancy, history of blood clots in the legs or lungs, stroke, etc.) may not be candidates for birth control.

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Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, request an appointment on our website and you will be seen within 24 hours.

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How old do I have to be to get a birth control prescription?

You must be 18 years old to receive a birth control prescription in the state of Florida. Women under 18 must have parental consent, be married or be a parent themselves. At Birth Control on Demand, we offer birth control services to women 18 and older.

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Do I need to have a virtual visit with a doctor or nurse practitioner to get a birth control prescription?

Yes. The Florida Board of Medicine law states that you have to have a virtual visit to get a prescription when using online healthcare services. It will help the birth control expert make sure that you are getting the best and safest birth control for you.

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Will my parents find out if I got a birth control prescription through Birth Control on Demand?

Birth Control on Demand will not tell your parents that you had a visit with us. If you use your insurance at the pharmacy to pay for your prescription, the insurance company may share information about your claim with your parents. You can call your insurance company to see what information will be shared with them. You can also elect an affordable generic birth control instead of using insurance to pay for your prescription.

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How does birth control work?

Some types of birth control contain estrogen and progesterone. Other types of birth control have progesterone alone. Estrogen prevents you from getting pregnant by stopping ovulation (the release of an egg from your ovary). Progesterone prevents pregnancy by thickening your cervical mucus and thinning your uterine lining.

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How do I pick which kind of birth control to take?

Generally, healthy women can take any type of birth control. It depends on whether you want to take it every day (pill), take it once per week (patch) or once per month (vaginal ring). You should also consider if you like to have a monthly period (combination pill) or if you prefer to have it every 3 months (extended cycle pill, patch or ring). It is safer for women with certain health conditions (high blood pressure, migraines), women who are over 35 and smoke and women who are breastfeeding to take progesterone only birth control.

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When do I start my birth control?

You have options:

  • Start the first day of your period
  • Start the first Sunday after your period starts
  • Start three weeks after having a baby *you have to be sure that you’re not pregnant before starting*

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What if I forget to take a pill?

If you missed one, take it as soon as you remember. If you don't remember until the next day, go ahead and take 2 pills that day. If you forget to take your pills for 2 days, take 2 pills the day you remember and 2 pills the next day. You will then be back on schedule. Make sure to use backup birth control (condoms) for 7 days. If you forget 3 pills or more, throw out the pill pack and use back-up birth control (condoms). Wait for your next period and if you’re not pregnant, start a new pack on the first day of bleeding.

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What if I get sick after taking my birth control pill?

It depends on how much time has passed since you took the pill. If you throw up 2 or more hours after taking the pill, your birth control is still effective. If you took the pill and then threw up immediately, then take another pill right away.

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What are the side effects of birth control?

Some women who take birth control may experience nausea, breast tenderness, headaches and irregular bleeding. These symptoms are usually temporary and improve over time. There are also rare, but serious side effects related to birth control, including blood clots and high blood pressure. Talk to our birth control expert to find out the safest type of birth control for you. 

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How will the transaction show up on my bank or credit card statement?

The transaction record will show as eVisit, LLC. and the amount. Details regarding a prescription will not appear on the transaction record.

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What is the price tag?

Birth Control on Demand charges for virtual visits with a birth control expert (gynecologist or nurse practitioner). We charge $50 for a 3 month prescription ($16.17/month), $75 for a 6 month prescription ($12.50/month) or $100 for a 1 year prescription ($8.33/month). You will pay for your medicine at the pharmacy. If you would like to pay cash for your prescription, we have a birth control pill that costs as little as $9 per month. You can also use your insurance to cover the cost of your medicine. If you would like information on the specific price of your medication, please contact your insurance company directly.

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Do you accept health insurance?

No, we do not accept health insurance. The cost of your virtual visit is similar to the price of your insurance copay to see your gynecologist. Plus it is way more convenient to have a visit on your mobile device!

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Is it safe to use my credit card to pay for this service?

Yes, your information is safe and secure. All of our payments are handled by industry standard credit card systems.

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Can I get my birth control ASAP?

Yes! Your prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choosing at the end of your virtual visit. Your pharmacy will contact you when your prescription is available for pickup. If you choose the mail order option, your prescription will arrive in 3 business days.

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What kind of birth control can I get through Birth Control on Demand?

You can choose from birth control pills, the birth control patch and the birth control vaginal ring.

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Can I get Depo Provera, Nexplanon or an IUD through your website?

No. You will have to see your doctor to have a birth control injection or to have one of the other devices implanted.

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Can I get birth control refills?

Yes. You will select a 3, 6 or 12-month birth control supply on your first visit. Once you run out of refills, you will need to have another visit with our birth control expert.

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Can I use Birth Control On Demand if I've never used birth control before?

Yes. We can start you on a birth control pill, patch or ring. Our licensed birth control experts are happy to help you find a birth control that you like that is safe for you. We are available to answer any questions you have about birth control.

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Can you help me choose a type of birth control?

Yes. Our birth control experts are happy to discuss birth control options and help you select the right one for you.

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How many pills can I get?

You can choose a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month prescription.

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Does birth control protect against STIs?

Neither the pill, the patch, or the ring protect against STIs. Condoms are an excellent way of protecting against STIs. Using condoms in conjunction with another form of birth control provides excellent protection against pregnancy and STIs.

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Where is your service available?

Our services for Birth Control are available in Florida and will be expanding to other states in the near future. Stay TUNED and spread the word! Check us out on Facebook or Instagram. Who are your birth control experts? We have a team of licensed health care professionals in Florida, including a gynecologist and nurse practitioners who are trained in women’s health.

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Does Birth Control on Demand replace my gynecologist?

No. Birth Control on Demand does not replace your gynecologist. We are an extension of your regular doctor. Our purpose is to increase the availability of birth control for women, thus reducing unintended pregnancies. It is important for you to see your doctor for regular check-ups, annual exams and STD screenings. If you have any female problems or health concerns, be sure to follow up with your local doctor.

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Can you share my information with my doctor?

Yes. At the end of your virtual visit, we will provide you with a visit summary that you can share with your regular doctor. We want to keep your physician in the loop about your healthcare. Do you treat any other female problems? No. At Birth Control on Demand, we only prescribe birth control. If you have any health concerns or problems, we encourage you to see your regular doctor.

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Will my information be shared with others?

No. We will not share your information with anyone. All of the the information that you share with Birth Control On Demand is encrypted and stored in encrypted form on our servers according to HIPAA guidelines.

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Can I provide feedback or get in contact with someone at Birth Control on Demand?

Yes. Send us a message using our contact us form.

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Is Birth Control on Demand hiring?

Yes. We are considering applicants who are doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants specializing in women’s health. Please contact us at [email protected]

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