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Birth control implant prescriptions available online

Learn how birth control implants can help prevent pregnancy and treat other conditions with a consultation from one of our board-certified doctors online. Get a prescription for a birth control implant and a referral to a specialist for insertion from a top-rated doctor online.

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*Prescriptions provided at the doctor’s discretion.

Most major insurance plans accepted

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Paying without insurance? New patient visits are $129, and follow-ups are only $99 for members.

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Book an appointment to discuss a birth control implant.

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Step 3: pick up at local pharmacy

Step 3

Get a prescription for a birth control implant from your online doctor.

We can refer you to a local specialist for insertion.

Birth control implant pricing details

How pricing works

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Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance



First month free

First visit


Repeats only $99

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $99 for active members.

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Birth control implant FAQs

  • How should I take the birth control implant? 

    When you need to use an implant to help reduce the chances of pregnancy, it is important to note that this procedure is best done by a healthcare professional. A doctor can provide you with the appropriate procedure in a safe and controlled environment. You usually do not require local anesthetic or other medical procedures for the implant. A small incision is made in your skin, then the implant is inserted into this open space.

  • Who shouldn’t take birth control implants?

    It is important to avoid the use of these implants if you are already pregnant. You should also not use the implant if you have certain health conditions, such as problems with your liver or kidneys. People who smoke and those with diabetes are also advised not to opt for the use of an implant to be used as a birth control method.

  • How long does it take for birth control implants to work?

    You may find that these implants interrupt sex for a short period if you do not prefer to use condoms or other types of protective methods. This is because it takes some time for the implant to work effectively. In the majority of cases, it takes around one week for the hormones to start working as they should. You can use a backup method, such as condoms, to provide protection during the first week after you get the implant inserted.

  • What should I avoid with birth control implants?

    Do not combine the use of these implants with other contraceptive medications unless your healthcare professional advises you to. There are serious complications that can develop in cases where different types of contraceptives are mixed.

  • Which implant is best for birth control?

    There are several of these implants that individuals can opt for. They all come in the form of a rod about the size of a matchstick. Nexplanon is currently considered one of the most commonly used implant options among female patients. There are, however, a selection of other options that patients can also consider. Implanon is also another popular option.

  • What are the different types of contraceptive implants?

    The standard option includes the use of a rod-like structure that goes underneath the skin. This is a type of hormonal contraceptive implant that works by releasing certain hormones into the body. It takes about seven days for these to start working. IUDs, or intrauterine devices, are also common and placed directly into the uterus.

  • What is the difference between Implanon and Nexplanon?

    Both Implanon and Nexplanon use etonogestrel hormones as a contractive method. In recent times, Implanon is no longer available to the general public, but patients are still able to opt for the Nexplanon arm implant. This is the major difference that currently exists between these two implant options.

  • How painful is the birth control implant?

    Some patients may experience pain symptoms in the area where the implant is placed. In most cases, these pain symptoms subside after just a couple of days. The implant itself is unlikely to cause any serious discomfort or pain once the initial symptoms go away.

  • Can you get pregnant on the implant?

    While rare, it is important to note that there have been cases where women experienced pregnancy even while they had an implant as a contraceptive. This does not happen in every case, but it is still something that the patient should take into consideration if this is the type of contraceptive implant that they decide to use.

About birth control implants (contraceptive implants)

Birth control implants are medications designed to prevent pregnancy. They’re often prescribed to help women who do not want to become pregnant during their child-bearing years, but they’re used for other conditions as well. There are three different types of contraceptive implants.

  • What birth control implants treat

    Birth control implants are most commonly used to prevent pregnancy. Since there are different types of birth control implants, the specific mechanism of action is not exactly the same for each option. With this said, the main purpose of these implants remains similar - to assist in reducing the chances of pregnancy in female patients. Some of these implants, such as those that take advantage of hormonal birth control methods, will consistently release hormones into the body. A contraceptive implant inserted into the uterus will focus on thickening the walls inside this area and performs other functions inside the uterus itself. These are sometimes classified into a different category of contraceptive methods, known as IUDs. There is a type of contraceptive implant that rather goes underneath the skin, often in the upper arm, and continuously releases hormones into the body. These are also types of hormonal implants.

    Other conditions are also treated with birth control implants. These are known as off-label uses for a contraceptive implant. With a contraceptive implant inserted into the upper arm or other areas underneath the skin, some women may experience lighter periods. A healthcare provider may also use these birth control options to help reduce the severity of painful periods.

Types of birth control implants available online

In this section, we take a closer look at the three main types of contraceptive implants that are available for female patients:

  • Hormonal birth control implant

    Hormonal implants are often used to help reduce the chances of pregnancy when a woman is still within a child-bearing age. These medical devices are implanted directly underneath the skin. They usually feature a rod-like structure. The implant works by releasing certain hormones into the female body. The release of these hormones is responsible for reducing the risk of pregnancy during sexual intercourse.

    A hormonal implant is a long-lasting option for people looking for a contraceptive method that does not require daily pills. It is also a reversible contraceptive implant, which makes it ideal for women who do not want to stop their fertility permanently.

    The implant work for a relatively long period of time, often for up to five years. At this time, the patient can get the implant removed. The healthcare professional can add a new implant if the patient wishes to continue using the contraceptive. While these methods protect against pregnancy, patients need to realize that they are ineffective at reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections.

    The most common type of implant a healthcare professional usually turns to is called Nexplanon. The Nexplanon implant is highly effective, but there are also side effects that the healthcare professional will discuss with the patient.

  • IUD birth control implants

    Examples of IUD birth control implants include:

    • Hormonal IUD

    • Copper IUD

    These implants are different from regular contraceptive implants. The insertion site with a standard implant like Nexplanon is underneath the skin. They are also known as intrauterine devices due to the placement of these structures. An IUD will go into the uterus through the urethra. The main goal of an IUD is to stop sperm from reaching the eggs that are released by the ovaries. There are two major types of these implants. Copper IUDs do not use any hormones. A hormonal IUD does rely on the release of hormones to help reduce the chances of pregnancy.

How birth control implants work

A contraceptive implant goes underneath the patient's skin and works by releasing certain hormones into the body. The most common hormone that these implants releases include etonogestrel. This hormone is similar to natural hormones that are present in the human body.

The release of these hormones helps to reduce the frequency of ovulation during a menstrual cycle. The main idea here is to ensure the ovaries do not release eggs when the patient has a menstrual cycle, which significantly reduces the chances of pregnancy.

The common implants used as contraceptive provides a long-term solution to help the patient experience the benefits of the birth control method for a period of at least three years. It is also a reversible option, as the patient's fertility should return to normal once they have the implant removed.

  • Side effects of birth control implants

    When taken as prescribed, birth control implants are generally well tolerated. However, they can still cause some side effects.

    The more common side effects of birth control implants include:

    • A weak feeling

    • Pain in the back

    • Dysmenorrhea

    • A discharge from the vagina

    • Amenorrhea

    • Acne breakouts

    • Mastalgia

    • Vaginitis

    • Irregular bleeding from the vagina

    • Edema

    • Weight changes

    • Changes in appetite

    • Headaches

    • Abdominal pain that clears up in a short time

    • Changes in mood

    It is also normal for the patient to experience stomach cramps, bloated, nauseous, and dizziness when starting this medication. These symptoms should subside in the first few weeks. If they do persist, the patient needs to contact their doctor.

    In rare cases, birth control implants may cause serious side effects. These can include:

    • Severe blood clots: There have been cases where patients experienced the development of blood clots while they had a contraceptive implant. Signs that may indicate blood clots include sudden shortness of breath, a sudden and severe headache, vision changes, and speaking difficulties. Weakness that only affects a single side of the body is also a concern that patients should be on the lookout for. It is also essential to look for symptoms such as severe chest pain that radiates toward the shoulder and upper arm. A blood clot can be dangerous and result in cardiovascular events.

    • Allergic reaction: While considered extremely rare, some patients can experience an allergic reaction to these implants' chemicals. Some signs of an allergic reaction may include a rash on the skin, swelling, itchiness, and severe dizziness. Patients may also develop sudden shortness of breath and find it difficult to breathe.

  • Birth control implant risks

    Birth control implants are generally safe, but there are some risks if you have other medical conditions or take certain medications.

    Before you get a prescribed birth control implant, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions or issues:

    • Previously had a blood clot

    • Hypertension

    • History of breast cancer

    • Kidney disease

    • Experienced a stroke or heart attack before

    • Had vaginal bleeding that was unexplained previously

    • Liver disease

    • A history of jaundice

    • Regularly experience migraines

    • If you are a diabetic

    • Have high cholesterol levels

    • Suffer from depression or related mental health problems

    It is also important to avoid using this drug if you have recently found out you are pregnant. Note that a contraceptive implant inserted into the skin is not an emergency birth control method. It is a long-term solution that will not work if you are pregnant. It is also advised that individuals who smoke should avoid using a contraceptive implant.

  • Birth control implant drug interactions 

    When you begin a new medication, tell your doctor about any other medications, supplements, or herbs you take. Some medications that might interact with birth control implants include:

    • Rifamycins

    • Griseofulvin

    • Troleandomycin

    • Nevirapine

    • Efavirenz

    • Certain anticonvulsants

    • Lomitapide

    Apart from these interactions, it is important to note that certain medications can reduce the efficacy of these implants' chemicals. In this case, the protection against pregnancy declines. This includes not only prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication but also certain herbal supplements.

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