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Get birth control prescribed & filled on your schedule.*

Our licensed pharmacists can now prescribe and fill birth control without you having to go to the doctor.*

Consult with a pharmacist

FAQs

There is an annual consultation fee of $39 which covers the cost of the pharmacist consultation, the pharmacist writing the prescription for hormonal birth control as well as unlimited consultations up to one full year. There may also be an additional cost for the medication the pharmacist prescribes. If after the consultation the pharmacist determines you are not eligible to receive a prescription, there would not be a consultation fee charged to you.

Pharmacists can prescribe many different types of hormonal contraception, such as the pill, the transdermal patch and the vaginal ring. Upon your consultation, the pharmacist will determine if a combination product (one that contains estrogen and progestin) or a progestin-only product is best suited for you. The pharmacist will talk to you about your options and prescribe a medication that works best for you and your lifestyle.

No, a prior doctor's visit or prescription is not required to participate in this service. During your consultation, the pharmacist may determine a visit with your doctor is recommended based on your specific needs. It is, however, strongly recommended that you follow up with your doctor on a regular basis to ensure you are getting the appropriate preventative health screenings completed. Your pharmacist will discuss this with you during your consultation and will also provide you with a website link where you can find a local doctor if you do not currently have one.

No, in order for a CVS Pharmacist to be able to write your prescription, you’ll need to be in person for your visit to fill out a short survey and have your blood pressure taken. This will help the pharmacist recommend the best birth control option for you.

For any refills, you can take advantage of our convenient services such as Rx delivery.

Every patient who is 18 and older is eligible for a consultation with a CVS pharmacist. Only certain patients will be eligible to receive a prescription and that will be determined by the health screening form filled out by the patient.

When you enter the pharmacy, walk right up to the consultation window and let the pharmacist know you would like a birth control consultation. You will then complete a brief health screening form. If you have a mobile device, you can scan a QR code at the counter to complete the health screening. If you don't have one, the pharmacist will provide you with a paper version of the screening. You will then take a seat in the waiting area to complete the screening and then have your blood pressure taken. Next, the pharmacist will discuss the results of your health screening with you and determine if you are eligible to receive birth control at the pharmacy. If so, the pharmacist will review different birth control options with you.

Pharmacists are able to prescribe daily, monthly, or injectable hormonal contraception. Depending on the state you reside in, you may be able to receive Plan B over the counter. If you would like a prescription for Plan B, it is recommended you follow up with your doctor or a MinuteClinic® location close to you.

Running out? We're here for you.

Whether you need a new script or are just getting started on birth control, we're here to help.*

We're committed to your health and safety.

  • Hand-sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes are available at the store entrance.
  • Colleagues wear gloves and face coverings.
  • New protective panels are secured at checkout and pharmacy.
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*FOR BIRTH CONTROL: Prescriptions available only for hormonal birth control contraception. Consultation required and available only when a licensed pharmacist is on duty. Patients must be 18 years or older. Some patients may not be eligible based on current or past health conditions. Some patients may need to consult with their primary care physician or other health care provider to obtain a prescription for birth control. $39 consultation fee is a one-time annual fee and includes unlimited consultations with a CVS pharmacist, for a period of one year from the date of the initial consultation. $39 fee will be waived if CVS is unable to prescribe birth control. Medicaid, Medicare and other government program beneficiaries not eligible. Program participants may obtain coverage by seeking these services through other enrolled providers, such as their primary care physician. See pharmacist for details. Does not replace routine visit with your primary care physician. It is advised that you inform your primary care physician that you are on a birth control medication. Back