The UHS pharmacy offers pharmacist-prescribed contraceptive consultations. Pharmacists can prescribe birth control pills, vaginal rings, Depo shots, or patches. Other methods (such as implants and IUDs) must still be prescribed by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
No appointment is necessary for this service (subject to availability). Refer to the main pharmacy page for available clinical service times. Specific times may be available upon request.
The process usually takes about 45 minutes from check-in to prescription filling. You will be asked to fill out a brief screening form to determine if you are eligible for this service. Certain medical conditions like migraines or uncontrolled hypertension may make you ineligible to see a pharmacist.
The fee for the consultation is $95 and may be covered by your private health insurance. Check with your insurance carrier for all questions about coverage and copays for this visit and products prescribed. Prescribing pharmacists are registered as clinicians and are credentialed with many insurance plans, including Oregon Health Plan. You may wish to check with your specific insurance company to make sure this service is covered.
Oregon Contraceptive Care (CCare) patients should continue seeing the regular provider as the program has elected not to cover pharmacist consultations.