How much does birth control cost without insurance?

Someone asked us:

Say I want to get birth control& without insurance how much would it cost?

It’s great that you’re thinking about taking care of your health and using birth control. Cost really depends on the state you live in and the type of birth control that you want to use.  If you’re interested in a particular method, you can check out our website for a price range.

A lot of Planned Parenthood health centers offer a variety of birth control methods for free or at a low cost. Some even offer payment plans or sliding scale payments depending on your income. Talk to your local Planned Parenthood health center about their cost and insurance policies. They’ll help you out as best as they can.

If you don’t have insurance, you can talk to your local health center about state programs that allow you to sign up for family planning insurance. You can also see if you qualify for Medicaid.

The bottom line is this: With or without insurance, you can always come to us for the care you need, when you need it.

-Chelsea @ Planned Parenthood

anonymous asked:

Hi sea family! I've been thinking that I need to see an actual psychiatrist about some of my problems (I went to an LCSW before and she was not very helpful...) but I'm concerned about the cost. My family's insurance covers most of it, but there would still be a 20$+ copay per session and I don't think that my family could afford that. Is there anything I can do?

Hi sweetie, 

Perhaps you can speak to the psychiatrist and explain your situation. With psychiatrists (assuming you mean for medication, not sure if you meant a psychologist for therapy?), you typically only see them once a month which is something to keep in mind. But a lot of mental health specialists are happy to work with their patient on copays! My therapist reduced my copay to only $10 a visit after I lost my insurance, and now that I have insurance and am paying my deductable he only charges me half of my deductable’s cost. So it is definitely worth seeing about!!!

Also some doctors specifically work on sliding scale. If you look for someone via psychology today’s website, you can filter it by sliding scale :)

Good luck!

~Nelly the Narwhal