Can Urgent Care Centers Prescribe Birth Control?

    Can Urgent Care Centers Prescribe Birth Control
    Can Urgent Care Centers Prescribe Birth Control? 1000 667 Sandeep Jain, MD

    Are you thinking of going on birth control? Did you know that you can get birth control pills at Statcare’s NYC walk-in clinics?

    It can be a pain to get birth control pills from a gynecologist as the wait to see a specialist can sometimes take months. Plus, it is expensive too. Fortunately, you do not have to see a specialist to get the birth control pill.  At Statcare walk-in clinic NYC, our physicians can prescribe birth control.


    What Is The Birth Control Pill?

    The birth control pill often referred to as “the pill” is a kind of medication that is used to prevent pregnancy. If you have vaginal sex and don’t want to get pregnant, the pill can help. The pill prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation. So, when you are on the pill, your ovaries do not release an egg. Additionally, the pill’s hormones cause the mucus on the cervix to become thick. This also prevents the sperm from fertilizing an egg.


    How Effective Is The Pill?

    When taken as prescribed, the birth control pill is about 99 percent effective. However, you must take the pill every single day at the same time for this level of effectiveness. It’s easy to miss pills. If you are afraid that you might not be able to remember to take birth control, talk with the doctor about the right birth control for you. There are other methods that are even better at preventing pregnancy and that you don’t have to worry about taking every day. An example would be an IUD.


    Do I Need A Prescription For The Pill?

    A prescription is needed for the pill and other hormonal birth control methods. There are many different types of birth control pills available, such as extended-cycle pills that you take continuously, and conventional birth control pills, which are taken 21 or 24 days at a time. Not all types of birth control pills are appropriate for everyone. A doctor can help you select the right pill for you.

    Once you get a prescription at urgent care, you can have birth control pills filled at your local pharmacy or drugstore.


    Does The Pill Prevent STDs?

    The pill will not prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Therefore, it is essential for you to use condoms, along with the pill to protect against STDs. We do STD testing at Statcare and recommend that all sexually active persons have STD testing done on a regular basis. Read more about STD testing in this blog post.


    Can I Get “The Pill” At Urgent Care?

    You can get the pill at urgent care. We offer convenient evening and weekend hours at Statcare, so you can come in for the pill when it is convenient for you. Additionally, you don’t need an appointment. Therefore, you can get the pill right away instead of waiting to see a specialist.

    During your visit, the medical provider will check your height, weight, and blood pressure. They will also ask about your medical and sexual history. Most people don’t need pelvic exams to get birth control, but your doctor or nurse will talk with you about what is best based on your particular medical history.


    Can An Urgent Care Doctor Prescribe Other Types of Birth Control?

    There are lots of different types of birth control, such as patches, shots, and hormonal rings. At Statcare, our practitioners can prescribe other types of birth control, as well. Just talk with the healthcare provider about the options available for you.


    Can I Get Birth Control Pills For Free?

    If you have insurance, there is a good chance that you can get birth control pills at no cost to you. The Affordable Care Act mandates most insurance plans to cover birth control at no cost to the patient. However, your particular plan may only cover certain brands of birth control, such as generic.

    Schedule your appointment for birth control today at urgent care Brooklyn.

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