A 2013 law allowing pharmacists at CVS, Rite Aid and other drug stores to directly furnish the pill, without a prescription, was set to roll out in October.
But it’s been three months, and California women still have to see a doctor first for a prescription.
Can I get birth control pills over the counter in California?
Pharmacies now can offer birth control to women without a prescription, but few do. A new law in California allows women to pick up birth control pills from pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription. California’s law doesn’t make birth control over the counter.
Can walk in clinics prescribe birth control?
Some walk-in clinics will also provide prescriptions for birth control. If you don’t have OHIP it is still possible for you to get a prescription from Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Health Services.
Can pharmacist prescribe birth control in California?
(Reuters Health) – A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few drug stores provide the service, a new study finds. Pharmacist-prescribed contraception was available in just 112, or 11 percent, of the stores.
Where can I get birth control pills without seeing a doctor?
Where can I get birth control pills? You need a prescription for birth control pills. You can get a prescription from a doctor or nurse at a doctor’s office, health clinic, or your local Planned Parenthood health center. In a few states, you can even get a prescription online or directly from a pharmacist.
Does Kaiser cover birth control?
Coverage of over-the-counter contraceptives, such as spermicide, sponges and female and male condoms without a prescription. If your plan offers ACA benefits, all prescribed FDA-approved contraceptive methods from the Kaiser Permanente Washington formulary will be covered in full when obtained in-network.
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