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If you are located in Idaho, start a video visit with one of our providers online to get an STD test kit in the mail with easy-to-follow instructions. Send it to our lab, and await your results and next steps. Discreet, secure, and conveniently available. Have health insurance? Your cost of care may be covered. Watch our video to see how it works.

Here's how it works. Yes, it's that easy.

Connect with one of our providers in real time via video on your device.

Get discreetly-packaged STD test kit delivered 
in the mail.

Use our pre-paid package to mail your sample back to our lab.

A provider will follow up privately to share your results and next steps.

Insured?
Your cost
may be covered.

How much does a video visit cost?

If you have health insurance, the cost of your care could be covered. Start with a video visit, regularly $25, to see if an STD test kit in the mail is right for you. For the entire service, including visit, you’ll never pay more than $129. Need medication? Get that delivered separately. Learn more about treatment pricing.

I'm worried about a recent sexual encounter. How soon can I test for chlamydia or gonorrhea?

It takes about 7-10 days for these STDs to show up in your urine. If you've had sex and did not use a condom, female condom, dental dam, or other barrier, it's a good idea to talk to one of our providers about STD testing. Getting tested can put your mind at ease or get you (and your partner) the medicine you need. It's also important to learn about ways you and your partner can protect each other in the future with safer sex.

What are common symptoms of chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Common symptoms include burning during urination, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, itching, vaginal bleeding or pain with vaginal sex, pain in the lower belly, or pain in the testicles. If you have any of these symptoms, you need to be seen in person by a provider so that you can be evaluated and treated.

Untreated STDs can cause serious health problems. Many people do not have symptoms so it’s a good idea to get checked for STDs regularly, even if you feel fine. Yearly testing is recommended for all people age 25 and younger. To find your local Planned Parenthood health center, click here.

Which commercial insurance plans are accepted for this online service?

We accept health insurance plans for this online service, but it varies by state. If you are in the state of Idaho, we accept the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Plan. Because of rules and requirements within Idaho, Planned Parenthood cannot accept Medicaid plans for online health services at this time.

Additional health insurance plans are accepted at your local Planned Parenthood health center for in-person visits, where we also offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation.

How much do the products and services cost?

The cost of the video visit is $25 to consult with one of our providers. The cost of the testing service, which includes an STD test kit and processing your sample at our lab, is $104. If you need oral medication, you can get that delivered for $20. If you have health insurance, the cost of your care may be covered.

Prices listed are for online services and require payment at the time of service. The prices for the same services delivered in-person at a health center may be different. 

How long does all of this take?

A visit takes about 15 minutes once you’re online with your provider. When you're ready for a video visit, all you have to do is log in and click Connect below an available provider's name. You'll then answer a few questions and be connected shortly after that. 

Why do I need to use video?

Using video for online services is the law in many states. We also want you to know — to see — that you’re talking to a trusted, Planned Parenthood provider. In order to use video, you’ll need a webcam on your phone or computer. To protect your privacy, we never record video or audio during your visit.

Check out this video to see how video visits work: 

 

In what languages are video visits available?

Currently, video visits are available in English only.

What are the hours of operation?

In Idaho, we operate on Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 10 PM (mountain time), and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM (mountain time).

All visits must be completed prior to closing time. So, plan to start your visit 15 to 30 minutes before closing.

This service is closed on holidays.

Can I make an appointment for later?

Yes! Good news -- appointment scheduling is now available in Idaho. Just click "Book an appointment" and select a time and date. You will be notified when it is time for your scheduled video visit.

How do I start my visit?

To get started, simply create an account and log in. To learn more about each provider, you can browse through his/her profile. Choose an available provider by clicking Connect below his/her name. You'll then answer a few questions before you are connected with the provider.

How do I set up my webcam and microphone?

If you’re using a computer, you can test your webcam, microphone, speaker, and internet connection within the Test Computer area. The interactive test will make sure you have all of the proper settings required for a successful visit. For higher quality video and audio during the visit, select Enhanced Video. If you’re having trouble with the connection after your visit has started, you can ask the provider to call you by clicking Call Me on the screen.

If you’re using a mobile phone, download the Planned Parenthood Care app from either the App Store or Google Play Store. Both Apple and Android mobile products come with cameras installed, which make a video visit with a provider possible. You’ll also be able to create an account and choose which provider you’ll connect with for your video visit.

What desktop browsers can I use for this service?

The desktop browser experience isn't working properly. What do I do?

To ensure that the desktop browser experience works properly, you may need to update your browser or install additional software, such as Adobe Flash Player*. You will also need to ensure that both JavaScript and Cookies are enabled in your browser settings. 

* Firefox users must have the latest version of Flash installed. During the installation of Adobe Flash, you will get a message that you could be recorded. Be assured that the video visit is not recorded and Planned Parenthood follows a strict policy for privacy and confidentiality.

Which iPhone versions support this technology platform?

In order to complete a video visit on an iPhone, you must have an iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, or 6.

I am having technical issues with the site. Can someone help?

For help with technical issues and account set-up questions, customer care is available 24/7. Simply email [email protected] or call 1-855-503-2273. In addition, our support team is available to address clinical, billing, or other questions during business hours and limited weekend hours (specific times vary depending on where you live). Please note: we cannot offer medical advice via email, so please do not send personal health information in an email.

What forms of payment do you take?

For online services, we accept specific health insurance plans. In the state of Idaho, we accept the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Plan. We also accept major credit cards, Flexible Spending Accounts, and prepaid debit cards which do not require a PIN.

What name will show up on my credit card statement?

For any services we charge to your credit card, you’ll see our name as Planned Parenthood.

I can’t afford this service. What are my options?

For online services, we accept specific health insurance plans. In the state of Washington, we accept Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.

If you have one of these plans, update your account before your video visit. To do this, log in at plannedparenthoodcare.org on a desktop browser, and go to My Account > My Profile. Enter your information, and be sure to let your provider know about the insurance at the time of the visit. Also, have your card(s) handy so that we can verify your prescription plan number (RX BIN #).

If your insurance isn’t accepted for online services, or you don’t have insurance, or you cannot afford the video visit service, don’t worry — you still have options. You can visit your local Planned Parenthood health center for an in-person visit where we accept a wide range of insurance plans and where we offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation. Whether you need birth control, STD testing, or a consultation, you can get care, no matter what. For birth control and STD testing, you can get same-day appointments and never have to worry about waiting weeks for care.

Is a social security number required for a video visit?

No, you do not need to tell us your social security number for a video visit.

I have questions for my provider following my visit. Can I reach someone?

Will the package I receive have “Planned Parenthood” written on the outside?

You can trust that any package you receive from Planned Parenthood will be delivered in discreet, plain packaging.

How much is shipping?

We do not charge for shipping.

When will I receive my order?

You’ll receive your order in 5-7 days. If you have questions about your shipping status, contact our customer care team by phone at 1-855-503-2273 or you can reach a provider by secure message after logging in to your account.

Do I have to be home when my shipment arrives?

You do not need to be home or sign for your package when it arrives.

Can I pick up my prescriptions at a local pharmacy?

STD treatment (and STD test kits) can be delivered in an unlabeled package right to your door with no extra shipping charges. You can also pick up your STD treatment (though not the STD test kit) from your local pharmacy, just let the provider know during your visit.

How do I close my account?

To close your account, you can contact customer care by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-855-503-2273.

Can I get a refund?

Your credit card is charged after your video visit is finished. If you’ve ordered any tests or been prescribed medications, these will be charged separately. Once submitted, all charges are final. If you order birth control or an STD test kit and don't receive your order within 10 business days, we will replace the products or refund your money.

How do I get a receipt?

If you have paid with a credit card, you will get a receipt for your video visit and be notified of any additional charges to your card for your birth control or STD test kit by secure message after logging in to your account. You may be able to get reimbursed for the cost of the visit and birth control and STD test from your health insurance company by submitting the receipt.

Can I return my order?

Unfortunately, no. Once your order has been received, it cannot be returned. 

Can I cancel my order?

If the product has not yet shipped, we can cancel your order and refund your money. However, if the product has shipped, we cannot refund your money.

For further clarification, contact our customer care team by phone at 1-855-503-2273 or you can reach a provider by secure message after logging in to your account.

Why are only chlamydia and gonorrhea listed here?

Currently, we only offer at-home testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two very common sexually transmitted infections. If not treated, these infections can cause serious health problems. The good news is if you have either of these infections, we can give you medicine to cure them.

Are chlamydia and gonorrhea curable?

Yes, chlamydia and gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics. If your test shows you have gonorrhea or chlamydia, our nursing staff will contact you by phone and review treatment options for you and for your partner. For chlamydia, we can send you the medicine in the mail. For gonorrhea, you’ll need to come into your local health center to get the medicine.

Depending on the type of medicine you need, cost will vary. Be sure to discuss payment options with your provider and remember that you can visit your local Planned Parenthood health center where insurance is accepted, and where we also offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation. Click to learn more about chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Will the at-home collection STD test kit detect chlamydia or gonorrhea in the throat or anus?

The at-home kit helps you to collect a sample of your urine; it does not provide for throat or anal swabbing. However, you can search here for your local Planned Parenthood health center and talk to a provider about testing for STDs in the throat or anus.

How do I use the at-home collection STD test kit?

The at-home kit helps you to collect a sample of your urine that you’ll send to our laboratory for testing. All the materials you’ll need and detailed instructions are included in the kit. Once you’ve collected your sample, you’ll need to package it up and mail it to our laboratory the same day. Then, within 7 days after mailing your collected urine back to us, you’ll receive a secure message with your results and information about treatment options, if necessary.

How quickly do I need to return the STD test kit?

We need to get it back within 30 days of when you placed your order. Once you collect the urine sample, you need to package and mail it to our laboratory the same day

What happens if I have chlamydia or gonorrhea?

If your test shows you have gonorrhea or chlamydia, we will call you and talk with you about what medicines you and your partner need. For chlamydia, we can send you the medicine in the mail. For gonorrhea, you need to come into your local health center to get the medicine. Depending on the type of medicine you need, cost will vary. Be sure to discuss payment options with your provider.

For online services, we accept specific health insurance plans, which vary by state. In Idaho, we accept the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Plan.

Also, you can visit your local Planned Parenthood health center where we offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation.

What if I want to be tested for another STD besides chlamydia or gonorrhea?

How do I add my health insurance information to my existing Planned Parenthood Care account?

Before your next video visit, follow these easy steps. First, log in to www.plannedparenthoodcare.org. Your username is the email mail you used to create your account. Once you have logged in, select My Account. Next, select My Profile. You can then enter your health insurance company name as well as your Member ID number. If you prefer, you can update the information in the Planned Parenthood Care app.  Go to MORE in the bottom navigation and select My Insurance.

Having trouble logging in? We can help. Call us at 1-855-503-2273.

What if my health insurance isn't accepted for this online service? What can I do?

After you pay for your video visit, you will receive a receipt for the visit and any services provided or products prescribed. You can submit those receipt(s) to your insurance company for reimbursement. Your health insurance plan may cover all or part of your cost of care. However, to be sure, check coverage with your health insurance before having a video visit.  

If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) card, you can also use that to pay for the visit, services, and/or products. Save your receipts to document the use of your FSA. Planned Parenthood also accepts all major credit cards and prepaid debit cards as forms of payment.

And, remember — a wide range of health insurance plans are accepted at your local Planned Parenthood health center for in-person visits, where we also offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation. 

Do I have to have my insurance card with me at the time at the video visit?

Yes. First, when you create your account to do a video visit, you will be asked to select the name of your insurance company and to enter your health insurance Member ID number. Then, during the video visit, the clinician may ask you to show your insurance card so she can snap a photo of it. The clinician might also ask you to double check that your card lists, in addition to your Member ID, identifying numbers like your group number and Rx BIN #.

Some people have a separate prescription card from their insurance card. If that’s true for you, please have both cards handy during the visit. We’ll use the information from your health insurance card and/or your prescription card to make sure we have all the data we need to submit your claim to the insurance company.

If I have insurance, how much will the online visit cost?

If you are in the state of Idaho and have the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Plan, the estimated copay for the video visit is $20. After your video visit, Planned Parenthood will submit a claim to your insurance company. If your actual copay (or deductible) is less than $20, the difference will be reimbursed to you by crediting your card. If you have a copay (or deductible) greater than $20, we will apply the $20 to your amount due and charge your credit card for the balance.

Can I use Medicaid for video visits?

No. Because of rules and requirements in Idaho, Planned Parenthood cannot accept Medicaid plans for online health services at this time. But don’t worry — if you can’t afford the video visit service, you still have options. You can visit your local Planned Parenthood health center where we do take Medicaid, and where we offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation.

Will my credit card be charged after the online visit?

After your online visit, if you are using one of the accepted insurance plans, Planned Parenthood will submit a claim to your insurance company on your behalf. If your insurance plan doesn’t cover the visit, services, or products prescribed, you will be charged directly. You’ll also receive a secure message notifying you of the amount charged on your credit card.

If you are located in the state of Idaho, we accept the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Plan.

How can I find out what will be covered by my health insurance company for this online visit?

It’s always a good idea to give your health insurance company a call before you visit a health care provider to find out what services and products will or will not be covered. This way you can estimate expected costs, make informed decisions during your visit, and not be surprised after your visit if your health insurance company doesn’t cover a service or product.

How much will the online visit cost if I don’t want to use insurance?

The cost of the video visit is $25 to consult with one of our providers. The cost of the testing service, which includes an STD test kit and processing your sample at our lab, is $104. If you need oral medication, you can get that delivered for $20. 

Prices listed are for online services and require payment at the time of service. The prices for the same services delivered in-person at a health center may be different. 

What if I don’t have insurance? Can I still have a video visit?

Good news — yes, you can have a video visit if you don’t have insurance. However, because of rules and requirements around online health services in Idaho, Planned Parenthood is not able to accept programs like Medicaid or use a sliding scale for fees. That means you will be required to pay, at the time of the visit, the $25 visit fee. The cost of the testing service, which includes an STD test kit and processing of your sample at our lab, is $104. If you need medication, you can get that delivered for $20. 

Prices listed are for online services and require payment at the time of service. The prices for the same services delivered in-person at a health center may be different. 

If you’re concerned about the cost of an online visit without insurance, remember that you have options. You can schedule an appointment for an in-person visit at your local Planned Parenthood health center, where we accept programs like Medicaid and where we offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation.

I have other questions about the service. Who else is available to help?

For general questions about the service, you can contact customer care by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-855-503-2273. We cannot offer medical advice via email, so please do not send personal health information in an email. If you have questions regarding a recent video visit, you can reach a provider by secure message after logging in to your account. If you’d like to speak with someone about a new medical issue, you can talk with one of our providers by video visit or by visiting your local Planned Parenthood health center.

I have feedback on my experience.

We’d love to hear your feedback! Please email us at [email protected]. We cannot offer medical advice via email, so please do not send personal health information in an email.

We cannot offer medical advice via email, so please do not send personal health information. This should not be used for medical emergencies. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. Allow up to 48 hours for a response.

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Your information is safe, and your visits are completely confidential.

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This online video consultation experience is available to you iPhones, Android phones, tablets and desktop.

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When is this service coming to my state?

Currently, mail-order STD test kits are only available in California, Minnesota, Idaho and Washington state. If you live somewhere else, sign up and we’ll let you know when the service arrives in your state.

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