Birth Control

Our pharmacies commitment to Women’s Health

We know how busy life is. Women have many roles and finding time to care for their own health can be challenging. Our Women’s Health Services offer a simplified low cost solution for common health issues that affect women.

We offer consultation and prescription services for hormonal contraception (birth control), uncomplicated urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections.

Birth Control Law / Recent change to legislation

The role of pharmacists in Colorado continues to expand. Colorado passed legislation which authorizes pharmacists to write and dispense birth control prescriptions to female patients 18 years and older through a statewide protocol.

Pharmacist Training

Beyond the extensive training required to become a pharmacist, each of our pharmacists has undergone additional training and certification programs to provide these clinical services.

What to expect during your visit

We understand potential sensitivity around the birth control service and want to ensure every patient feels comfortable discussing their birth control options with our pharmacists. We offer private consultation rooms, allowing for confidential discussion. Patient privacy is of the upmost importance. Each pharmacy team member will take every precaution to ensure your privacy and make you comfortable during your visit.

During your visit:

1. Complete a brief questionnaire.

2. Our trained pharmacist will provide a short consultation, including a blood pressure check, review your medical history and discuss your birth control options.

3. You will be provided with a birth control option and use instructions or referred as necessary based on the protocol.

Schedule an Appointment

A clinical service fee is collected at the time of service and is the patient’s responsibility. If prescription medications are dispensed most insurances are accepted. Check with the pharmacist prior to starting the consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What birth control does this include? →

Our pharmacies are permitted to provide hormonal contraceptive after a consultation with our qualified pharmacists. Self-administered hormonal contraceptives include: birth control tablets, patch and vaginal ring. Our pharmacies can also provide injectable Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate "DMPA". This service does not include IUDs, please visit your doctor for additional options available.

How old do I have to be? →

Due to state regulations, women must be 18 and older to use this service.

What is the cost of the consultation and what does it include? →

The low-cost consultation fee includes a brief medical history questionnaire and blood pressure check to ensure you are eligible for hormonal contraception (birth control). This fee is not covered by insurance. If you have insurance, it can be used to cover the cost of up to a 12-month supply of birth control. An additional medication administration fee is assessed for the "DMPA" injection every 3 months.

Do I have to visit my doctor? →

Patients are encouraged to visit with their primary care provider on a regular basis for all recommended check-ups. Per Colorado State Law patients must attest they have met with a healthcare provider every 3 years to participate in a Pharmacy Hormonal Contraceptive program. Prescription hormonal contraception (birth control) does not alleviate the need for other health screenings that only your doctor can provide.