You can get a prescription for up to 12 months of birth control pills directly from our certified pharmacist at Access Medical Pharmacy without a prescription from your doctor.
Who is eligible to get birth control at Access Medical pharmacy?
- There is no age restriction on who can get hormonal contraceptives from a pharmacist.
What is the process for getting birth control at a pharmacy?
- Our certified pharmacist will ask you to complete a questionnaire with your medical history. The pharmacist might also take your blood pressure, if the contraceptive you’re requesting poses a risk of high blood pressure.
Before providing you with the birth control, the pharmacist will make sure you know how to use it and will discuss its effectiveness, potential side effects and the importance of receiving other preventive health screenings. The pharmacist will also note that birth control medication does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
If birth control is not available at the pharmacy, or if the pharmacist determines you’re not a good candidate for birth control, he will refer you to another health care provider for follow-up care.