Alpha for Birth Control

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Easy Access

Your care team can help you find the right birth control for your needs. Start an online visit for $15–no appointments or waiting rooms.

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Affordable Pricing

Birth control options from our third-party mail order pharmacy partner start at only $15 a month. You can also choose your preferred pharmacy.

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Mental Health and Weight Loss

Get support from your care team any time, plus automatic refills. You can cancel any time.

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About Birth Control

How effective is birth control?
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If you use birth control pill perfectly, it’s 99% effective. But we know that nobody is perfect, and it’s easy to forget or miss birth control pills — so in reality the birth control pill is about 91% effective. The ring and the patch have similar rates of efficacy.

How does birth control work?
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There are two common categories used to describe birth control pills: combined hormonal contraceptives (CHC) & progestin-only. They are both equally effective in preventing pregnancy and work by releasing hormones into your body that prevent ovulation - the release of an egg from one of the ovaries and the increasing of cervical mucus which makes it harder for sperm to enter the uterus.

How long does it take to get birth control?
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After you’ve completed your online visit, an Alpha provider will reach out to you. You’ll be able to choose your preferred pharmacy to receive your treatment.

Treatment and Pricing

Alpha offers birth control pills, patch, and the ring. Medications are prescribed on a monthly basis or every 3 months.

Our Alpha Providers prescribe:

Birth Control Pill

The pill is a hormone medication that you take daily. The combination pill contains both estrogen and progestin and requires a blood pressure reading. The mini pill contains progestin only and doesn't require a blood pressure reading.

Birth Control Patch

The contraceptive skin patch is a small (1.75 square inch), thin, adhesive patch that you place on your skin every month. It is removed every 3 or 4 weeks. The patch releases both estrogen and progestin, which are absorbed through the skin into the body.

Birth Control Ring

The vaginal ring is a flexible, plastic ring that is placed in the upper vagina. It releases estrogen and progestin that are absorbed through the vaginal tissues into the body. It is removed every 3 or 4 weeks.

Brands We Carry

Find the right birth control prescription for your body and lifestyle. We offer dozens of options of birth control pills, patch, ring, shot, and emergency contraception.

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Emergency Contraception Available

Worried that your birth control or condom didn't work? Get emergency contraception quickly, or have it on hand. Alpha offers emergency contraception as an add-on to your birth control, or as stand-alone prescriptions.

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How it works

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Describe Your Symptoms

Answer questions about your health condition online.

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Connect with a Medical Provider

A medical provider will review your responses and send an appropriate treatment plan. Your care is evidence-based and personalized at every visit.

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Get Whole-person Care

Your care team will respond to any questions through our secure messaging platform and you can get medication at your preferred pharmacy.

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