Can I get birth control without having insurance?

“I am a 23 year old woman, without health insurance, who is currently on the birth control pill Tri-Sprintec. I usually got my pap test and prescription from the medical center at my University Campus. I have since graduated and am needing a new prescription for my pill. My annual test is due November 18. I wanted to know if the family planning center is able to conduct the pap test and issue a prescription for birth control, even though I do not have health insurance?”

A: Yes, Family Planning does provide annual exams for birth control even if a patient does not have health insurance. We recommend calling as soon as possible to schedule an appointment because there may be limited openings. A patients’ cost, who does not have health insurance, will be determined by their family size and income.

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