Whether it’s a 30-year-old woman who has no time for doctor’s visits, or a teen who doesn’t want to tell her parents she wants to use birth control, Nurx brings the doctor’s visit to their palms and eliminates a trip to the pharmacy.
Nurx is a startup focused on making birth control more accessible through an app, according to a company statement.
After talking to one of Nurx’s licensed doctors, either by its messaging feature or by phone, teens and women can get birth control shipped to their homes, according to Nurx’s website. It automatically refills the prescription about every three months.
Users must answer a few medical questions and upload identification before getting a prescription. User information remains confidential, according to its website, and Nurx encrypts users’ conversations and transactions.
Nurx lets users choose from several types of birth control, offering it through a combination pill, a progestin-only pill, a ring, a patch or emergency contraception. The cost can be as low as $15 for users without health insurance; those with health insurance can get birth control for free or pay only the co-payment.
“The greater goal is to improve access to patients but also to improve the efficiency of our health care system,” Jessica Knox, Nurx medical director, told a Raleigh, N.C., television station.
Nurx is now available in North Carolina, Texas, California, New York, Washington, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.
Users can download the app or go directly to Nurx.com to set up an account.