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Planned Parenthood makes it easy for you to get ready for one of the most exciting times in your life. At Planned Parenthood patients can come in for a quick visit and leave with a year’s supply of birth control pills, paying for only one pack that day. With our Pills Now Pay Later payment program, we will charge your credit card or debit card on a monthly basis. No waiting. No worrying. Why not?

What does birth control cost and do I need insurance?

Most college-aged students are on their parent’s health insurance policy until they’re 26 years old but you don’t have to use your insurance if you don’t want to. If you are concerned about your appointment being billed to your parent’s insurance you can either pay for your birth control out-of-pocket or take part in our Pills Now, Pay Later program.

If you choose the birth control pill, and enroll in Pills Now Pay Later, you’ll walk out of our health center with up to one year’s worth of pills. That day you will pay for one pack of pills and a separate visit fee. Then we will charge your debit card or credit card on a monthly basis. It’s that easy!

The program also has the option for a 6 month or 9 month supply.

You also have your pills directly mailed to you at home or your college apartment!

Already taking birth control pills?

No need to wait for a new prescription. If you already have a prescription with Planned Parenthood, whatever number of packs of pills remain on your current prescription, you can take that number of packs home with you! You’ll save time and avoid interruptions in your cycle.

How do I choose the right birth control?

Birth control is not one-size-fits-all. Meeting with a Planned Parenthood clinician is the best way to figure out what birth control method is best for you and tailor it to your individual needs.  

Get all the info you need about the different types of birth control methods including pills, implants, IUDs and more

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Add Emergency Contraception to your list

Accidents happen. That’s why it can be a good idea to keep a box of emergency contraception in your medicine cabinet. Planned Parenthood allows you to pick up a box of emergency contraception also known as Plan B with no visit. It costs $40, cheaper than most other pharmacies and is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex. To purchase emergency contraception, you can walk-in to any local Planned Parenthood health center.