Are you interested in starting birth control but you don't have your own health care benefits? We offer birth control at a lower cost. If you have been prescribed birth control from your own health care provider, you can purchase it from us at a low cost by using the "Prescription for Low Cost Contraception" form. If you don't have a health care provider, a prescription can be provided from our clinic. It's a private discussion between you and the health nurse to determine what option is right for you. You may require an appointment. Plan ahead... call for more information.
Prescription for Low Cost Birth Control
You can buy low-cost birth control from us by having your doctor or nurse practitioner complete a form called "Prescription for Low Cost Contraceptives". We do not accept prescriptions. Print and bring this form with you to your health care provider to complete. Once we receive this form, you can buy the prescribed birth control from us.
Print the "Prescription for Low Cost Contraceptives " form.
Birth control purchase and pick-up
Birth control methods prescribed to you by the clinic or by the prescription for low cost birth control are available to purchase at clinic locations.
Prices (may change without notice):
- Birth control pills $10—$15
- Birth control patch (Evra) $10
- Birth control injection (Depo Provera) $10
- Vaginal ring (NuvaRing) $10
- Emergency Contraceptive Pill (Morning After Pill/Plan B) $10 (also available at many local pharmacies 7 days/week for approximately $40)
- Condoms— regular, non-latex, dry (non-lubricated)
Plan B- Emergency Contraceptive
Plan B also known as “the morning after pill” or “Emergency Contraceptive, ECP”, is available at Chatham-Kent Public Health and all outlying locations. Plan B is offered at low cost $10, (pharmacies usually charge around $40) to those that meet the criteria:
- Must be within 5 days (120 hours) of unprotected sexual activity. However the sooner it is taken the more effective it is.
- New guidelines state that Plan B loses its effectiveness in women weighing 165lbs or more, and it is not effective in women weighing more than 176lbs.
Plan B works to temporarily stop the release of an egg from the ovary, prevents fertilization and prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. If a woman is already pregnant Plan B will not terminate a pregnancy.
We accept cash or debit (debit available at the Chatham office only).
Our Sexual Health Information Line is confidential, and anonymous. Our Public Health Nurses can answer your questions about sexuality and relationships or help you make an appointment at the clinic.