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Nurx Review

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About Nurx 

Nurx Review

I go to the doctor, wait in the line, and pay the hefty prescription price because I need to. Nurx says otherwise.

With a simple 3-step process that gets you meds quickly, the telehealth company provides 24/7 virtual access and prescriptions that are actually affordable.

Online telehealth services[1] provide access to resources and care for patients that may not be able to visit a physician in person. Whether it’s due to a physical condition or lack of time, there are accessible ways to get treatment from home, like the one I’ll discuss here.

Nurx is known for discretion, ease of use, and affordability. Their medications range from birth control to migraine treatment, and herpes treatment to HIV testing, and more.

With a sizeable social community of over 170k, Nurx has been featured in numerous publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and Fortune. One look at its services and I instantly knew why.

If you’re curious about what this company has to offer, keep reading this Nurx review. Here, I’ll highlight their services, customer ratings, promotions, and more, to help you decide if it’s the right fit for you.

Overview of Nurx 

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The topic of birth control and sexual wellness is always behind closed doors. Founders Hans Gangeskar and Dr. Edvard Engesæth wanted to make birth control more accessible and disable the stigma[2]. I’m all for breaking down stigmas, so already, Nurx has my interest.

After a quick chat between the duo and a few emails to clinical professionals across the USA, Nurx was established in 2015 with a ton of support. So much so, that Hans and Edvard were taken aback by the response they received. It turned out that more than one Dr. offered up advice and encouragement. When it’s a good idea, it’s a good idea.

Today, Nurx has a team of certified board members and medical advisors with extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Here’s an excerpt from the brand:

“Nurx is built to deliver on the three things everyone needs from their healthcare[3]. Choice, so you can make positive decisions about your own body. Control, so you can plan ahead and look after yourself without complication. And freedom, so your access to medication is never blocked by cost, bureaucracy, geography, stigma, or anything else.”

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These are folks on an admirable mission, no doubt. So what’s next for this Nurx review? Up ahead, I’ll give you a brief synopsis of the brand: 

Highlights

  • Multiple services to choose from ranging from sexual wellness to migraine treatments 
  • Affordable, convenient, and accessible healthcare
  • The Nurx subscription involves an easy three-step process
  • Everything is done online in a discreet, non-embarrassing method
  • Customers can still access their services if they don’t have insurance
  • Free shipping
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If you’ve never stepped foot on the brand’s website before, I highly recommend checking it out to fully understand the its scope. Nurx has a wide range of services related to sexual health[4] and general wellness.

This includes Nurx birth control, migraine treatment, STI testing, genital herpes treatment, oral herpes treatment, emergency contraception, HIV prep, and HPV screening—just to name a few big ones. So how do you get started?

The first step is selecting your medication. If you’re not sure what you need, you can always consult Nurx’s medical team that’s there for you 24/7. It’s worth noting that most services require you to pay a consultation fee of $15, but with such affordable prescriptions, I think this cost is totally justified.

After you’ve selected your treatment, you’ll need to divulge a few personal details along with your insurance information. Even if you don’t have coverage, you can still access Nurx’s services and I appreciate that they’re still low cost.

Looking into prescription costs, I learned that there are varied prices for each medication type depending on whether or not you have insurance. In the sections ahead, I’ll include both details.

So what happens next? With your medication and personal information squared away, a Nurx provider in your state will review your request, prescribe your medication, and it will be shipped to your door in discreet packaging. Bye nosy neighbors, nothing to see here.

Now that you know how it works, in the next section of this Nurx review, I’ll provide you with the specifics of the brand’s most popular services.

Nurx Birth Control Review

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Just like the outdated tuna and jello pie of the 60s (one Betty Crocker recipe I just can’t get behind), taboo surrounding birth control shouldn’t be a thing anymore. For us new-age folk looking for an accessible service that provides us with what we need, the Nurx Birth Control service offers 4 methods including pills, shots, rings, and patches.

I value the fact that Nurx provides more than 100 brands to choose from, ensuring you get a medication that’s right for your body. If you hate the idea of swallowing pills, you can opt for a bandage-like patch. It’s as easy as that. Let’s dive into the research behind BC options for a moment.

  • Pills are known as oral contraceptives[5], meaning this method is a safe and convenient way to use birth control. Evidence also shows signs of being able to reduce acne in addition to making a woman’s periods lighter but more regular.
  • Shots, according to this study[6], don’t require daily action and are also proven to lessen the severity of menstrual blood flow. There can be negative side effects to the shot, especially if you have a history of mental illness.
  • As seen in this review[7], the ring is effective up to a month and is very flexible, with the added benefit of decreasing acne and menstrual cramps.
  • Finally, the patch[8] provides the benefit of not having to be changed every day, but rather weekly, and the hormones are not absorbed into the stomach.

For a 3-month supply without insurance, Nirx Birth Control costs $15/month. If you have insurance, you may not have to pay. With copay, Nurx will authorize a $30 amount at checkout.

Nurx Migraine Treatment Review

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When I get a migraine, it’s lights out. Goodbye work, food, boyfriend, life—I need complete darkness and silence, and stat.

Migraines got you down too? The Migraine Treatment is here to save the day. This specialized, one-year plan is designed by a neurologist[8] and headache specialist and I’m impressed. It includes an online evaluation, prescribed medication, a headache tracker, and scheduled check-ins with the Nurx medical team. 

To begin, you’ll need download the Nurx app or visit the website to fill out a comprehensive quiz, detailing your headache and health history. You’ll also need to upload videos of yourself performing simple motions. Thorough? Uh, yeah. Migraines are serious.

A trained professional will review your results and follow up with any questions. Moving forward, they will assign you with a customized Migraine Treatment plan for acute symptom relief, daily prevention, nausea relief, or all three.

Patients are asked to track the frequency and severity of their headaches with the headache tracker on the app or on the website. A Nurx medical provider will check in about 6 weeks after treatment begins and again at 6 months, to determine if any adjustments are necessary.

Medications that Nurx delivers include Triptans, anticonvulsants, and more. Specialists may prescribe treatments outside of what Nurx delivers such as gepants and monoclonal antibodies. The Migraine Treatment plan varies from the severity of the headaches. Some tricky names here, so let me walk you through the lot:

  • Triptans are a drug derived from a specific compound, tryptamine, and are often used for acute treatment of migraines as stated in this journal[9].
  • Gepants[10] are small molecules that have the ability to bind to specific receptors. They can prevent headaches from forming, which also helps to keep migraines from getting worse.

All of their plans span a duration of three months with a one-month supply costing an additional $5 per month for extra processing. For the sake of clarity in this Nurx review, I’ll outline all three plans for you:

1. For occasional migraines

  • What they offer: triptans for pain relief (+ nausea medication if needed)
  • Price with insurance: $0 plus copay 
  • Price without insurance: $25-$40/month 

2. For frequent migraines

  • What they offer: daily migraine prevention + triptans (+ nausea medication if needed)
  • Price with insurance: $0 plus copay
  • Price without insurance: $55-$70/month

3. For tension migraines

  • What they offer: daily tension headache prevention
  • Price with insurance: $0 plus copay
  • Price with insurance $30/month

Nurx STI Testing Review

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There’s nothing to be embarrassed about if you require an STI test. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry. The STI Testing makes the process painless and entirely discreet.

They offer three STI Home Kit Tests for you to choose from. Just below in this Nurx review, I’ll fill you in on what each of the kits includes. 

1. Healthy Woman Kit

  • Looks for infections that are most likely to affect the female body, including other often overlooked areas that can impact fertility
  • Tests HIV[11], chlamydia[12], gonorrhea[13], syphilis[14], and trichomoniasis[15] 
  • Includes vaginal swab, throat swab, and a blood spot card 
  • Costs $190 for those without insurance plus a $15 consultation fee 

2. Full Control Kit 

  • Suitable for anybody (male or female) who hasn’t been tested before or for more than 1 year
  • Tests HIV[11], chlamydia[16], gonorrhea[17], syphilis[18], and Hepatitis C[19]
  • Includes urine test, throat swab, rectal swab, and blood swab card 
  • Costs $220 for those without insurance plus a $15 consultation fee 

3. Basics Covered Kit 

  • Limited set of tests for people who have a comprehensive testing history within the past year and want a check-up
  • Tests for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis
  • Includes urine test and blood spot card 
  • Costs $150 for those without insurance plus a $15 consultation fee 

For those with insurance, all tests cost $75, and you’ll be charged shipping fees for both ways, with an added $15 fee for a medical consultation. You can find more details about the STI Testing plan regarding results, the brand’s partner lab, and other related questions by visiting the Nurx website. 

Nurx Genital Herpes Treatment Review

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The great thing about Nurx is that you can access their services from the privacy of your own home. For those feeling antsy about their medical condition, the Genital Herpes Treatment is 100% discreet and easy to get a hold of.

This treatment consists of one antiviral pill (valacyclovir, also known by the brand name Valtrex). It reduces the chance of passing the condition onto your partner, as well as decreases symptoms associated with the disease.

You can take valacyclovir when you feel an outbreak coming on to lessen symptoms, or take a dose every day for prevention. I read that Valacyclovir is safe and effective, and side effects are typically rare[20].

Up next in this Nurx review, I’ll provide the brand’s two options for genital herpes treatment. Each one includes a medical consultation fee of $15. This consultation includes unlimited messaging with Nurx’s medical team for 1 year and is for people with or without insurance

1. Valacyclovir for Outbreaks

  • Price with insurance: $0 + applicable co-pays or deductible
  • Price without insurance: $45 for a 3-month supply

2. Valacyclovir for Daily Prevention

  • Price with insurance: $0 + applicable co-pays or deductible
  • Price without insurance: $75 for a 3-month supply

Nurx Oral Herpes Treatment Review

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Cold sores are painful, and they definitely don’t inspire confidence. The Oral Herpes Treatment helps combat symptoms of this condition through the antiviral medication, Valacyclovir. I learned that not only is this pill safe and effective, but it will also reduce the chances of you passing it along to your partner.

If you experience both types of herpes, oral and genital, Nurx can write you a single prescription for Valacyclovir to help treat them both which I thought was a really helpful note. There are two different plans for the Oral Herpes Treatment, each with a medical consultation fee of $15 (available with or without insurance).

1. Valacyclovir for Outbreaks

  • Price with insurance: $0 + applicable co-pays or deductible
  • Price without insurance: $45 for a 3-month supply

2. Valacyclovir for Daily Prevention

  • Price with insurance: $0 + applicable co-pays or deductible
  • Price without insurance: $75 for a 3-month supply

Nurx Emergency Contraception Review

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The Emergency Contraception plan is ideal for those who need their prescriptions, like yesterday. I found that there are currently two ways that customers can get a hold of their emergency contraceptives. Nurx’s pharmacies will either send you Plan B or Ella to your doorstep.

In this study[21], Plan B is described as a hormonal medication which is combined with estrogen, making it effective for up to 72 hours. It is also readily available in local pharmacies.

According to Nurx: “Ella is prescription-only and works up to 5 days after sex. Plan B and generic versions are available without a prescription and work for up to 3 days after sex.”

If you’re especially in a hurry, a Nurx provider can call in a request to your local pharmacy for you to pick up. The company actually recommends buying over-the-counter contraceptives at your local pharmacy, as it is cheaper than having their medical team provide a prescription for you. That’s something I value about this company—sound advice that benefits you, not them.

On the other hand, if you are more comfortable having Nurx prescribe the medication to you, this Emergency Contraception service is always available. You can find a comprehensive list of details on how each emergency contraceptive works on their website.

Moving forward in this Nurx review, I’ll show you the pricing details for their two main contraceptives below. 

1. New Day (also known as Plan B)

  • Price with insurance: $0/pill plus $15 for medical consultation 
  • Price without insurance: $20/pill 

2. Ella

  • Price with insurance: $0/pill plus $15 for medical consultation
  • Price without insurance: $45/pill 

Nurx HIV Prep Review

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HIV Prep is considered one of the more accessible services on Nurx’s website. I learned that 99% of patients pay $0 for the medication, according to the brand. Their dedicated team of experts makes this service convenient and affordable.

Within this plan, users get Descovy and Truvada daily pills, which are proven to be 99% effective in preventing HIV. Important note: It is not suitable for individuals who have HIV.

Both medications[22] are used in treatment of HIV and pre-exposure prophylaxis[23], which means the treatment has started to prevent contraction even after exposure to the virus.

The HIV Prep plan starts with users undergoing a lab test to confirm negative testing for the condition, and that their kidneys are healthy. Keep in mind that you must redo these tests every 3 months after beginning the plan. You can either opt to do at-home testing, or visit a local lab like Labcorp or Quest. 

For those paying with insurance, the HIV Prep costs $35. This covers the cost of the PrEP lab test kit. For those without insurance, the plan costs $199 for comprehensive testing, “which includes all of the necessary tests to get on PrEP + extra testing for additional sexually transmitted infections (STIs); or $129 for basic testing which includes all of the testing necessary.” 

You can find a full list of details on the HIV Prep, including insurance and how to conduct at-home testing, on the Nurx website. 

Nurx HPV Screening Review

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According to Nurx, “about 75% to 80% of sexually active adults are estimated to have had an HPV infection at some point in their lives.” High-risk HPV strains are also responsible for about 70% of cases of cervical cancer[24].

With numbers as concerning as this, there should absolutely be no stigma in getting yourself checked out—don’t you think?—but I still appreciate the convenience factor when choosing Nurx.

HPV Screening is a convenient and easy-to-use service to see if you’re in the clear. Their home screening set includes a test kit, lab tests and results, free delivery, and prepaid return.

I learned that by answering a few simple questions, this kit is then delivered in discreet packaging so you don’t have to worry about onlookers. What’s involved with the test? It’s a single quick and painless swab with no appointment necessary. 

Suggested for women 25-29 and individuals ages 30-65, the HPV Screening costs $49 for those with insurance (not including the $15 medical consultation fee). Without insurance, screening costs $79.

You can find an extensive list of details about results, how the test works, and other information on the website.

Nurx Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

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I was immediately impressed by this company, but since no Nurx review would be complete without customer feedback, I searched the web for helpful ratings and comments.

In general, I found that customers seem to like Nurx’s services. On their website, they show an average of 4.9/5 stars with over 16,000 reviews. Ok, now I’m really impressed.

What do customers like about it so much? Most customers have noted that their services are affordable and easy to navigate. Others have commented that the quality of their customer service is great, and the delivery times were fast. 

“Nurx was super fast. The process was simple and took me all of 5 minutes to complete the on boarding. They got me the best birth control for me and didn’t charge me anything with insurance! I will stick with them for sure!” one reviewer wrote on the Nurx website. 

Branching out from the brand’s website, I also found glowing reviews on some Nurx Reddit threads. For those with insurance, most customers have said that their service is convenient since they don’t have to pay for anything. Others have said that shipping is fast and the brand offered responsive customer service. 

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I’d be remiss not to tell you about the complaints I found for this part of my Nurx review, so I will. On the Better Business Bureau, though they are graded an A+, there are several 1-star Nurx reviews. Some customers have noted issues with customer service, medical advice and insurance coverage

Since Nurx has responded to or resolved all issues, it shows me they care about their customers. Do the positives outweigh the negatives? Keep reading for my final verdict.

Is Nurx Worth It?

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I found thousands of positive reviews for Nurx online. Though some customers had less than ideal experiences with the brand, many, many more loved what they got from it.

So here’s my take on the brand after everything I’ve learned throughout this Nurx review: I readily recommend the telehealth service to anyone looking for affordable and easy-to-get medication. Because this company operates solely online, they are wildly accessible to anyone who has a computer or mobile device.

One of the main advantages I appreciate about using Nurx is that everything is done discreetly, so there’s no need to feel embarrassed walking into a clinic or pharmacy. The process takes away the need to wait in line at the clinic or your local pharmacy, which is always a plus.

Nurx is also accessible to those with or without healthcare, so you can get your medications or tests without that added barrier. My recommendation? Skip the line and save the embarrassment by checking out Nurx and seeing what they have to offer. 

Nurx Promotions & Discounts 

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In my travels across the brand’s website, I came to know the Nurx refer a friend program. Instead of rewarding you and your friends when they buy something, all your pal has to do is sign up for the mailing list. They get $5, you get $10, and you can use it to buy cool swag in the Nurx Goody Store.

I didn’t come across a Nurx coupon or promotion, but considering you can get prescriptions for as low as $0, do we really need more discounts?

Where to Buy Nurx

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Want to see the difference digital healthcare can make in your life? You can access these health services exclusively at Nurx.com. 

FAQ

Who owns Nurx? 

The company is owned by Nurx founder Hans Gangeskar along with his co-founder, Dr. Edvard Engesæth.

Where is Nurx located? 

According to Nurx CrunchBase, I read that Nurx headquarters are located in San Francisco, California. 

Is Nurx safe? 

The brand’s website told me that drugs prescribed and sent through Nurx are prescribed using the same rules and medical standards as your family physician. In other words, yes Nurx is safe as it employs real licensed doctors.

Is Nurx secure?

Trust me, I get why this is a good question. Doctors deal with super personal stuff—stuff you may not want to share with anyone else. According to Nurx.com: “your information is transmitted to us using industry-standard encryption and stored in encrypted form on our servers according to strict federal standards, including HIPAA.”

How does Nurx work? 

I’ve learned that it’s a pretty simple 3-step process. First, you’ll select the medication you wish to use, or opt to get guidance from Nurx’s medical tear.

After filling in some info in regards to personal health and insurance using their Nurx login account, a Nurx provider will assess your request and write a prescription. From there, the company will send the medication directly to you. 

What pharmacy does Nurx use? 

While snooping around the web for this Nurx review, I didn’t find any specific pharmacies that Nurx has partnered up with. However, if your insurance is not accepted at a partnered Nurx pharmacy, you have the option to transfer to a local pharmacy of your choice. 

Is Nurx covered by insurance?  

Nurx accepts most forms of private health insurance for medications. You can find a full list of what insurance companies they accept on their website. 

How old do you have to be to use Nurx? 

For birth control, Nurx states that you must be at least 13 years old to be considered. Ages vary with each service in accordance with state-specific regulations so if you’re under 21, I’d recommend reading the fine print.

How much does Nurx cost? 

Most services offered at Nurx are free for those who have insurance. For those that don’t have insurance, I read that costs for each medication vary. Keep in mind that all services have a medical consultation fee of $15.

What states does Nurx deliver to? 

Nurx is available to ship to many states including Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, and New Jersey, but I saw that there are some limits, ie. they do not send home kit tests to New York. You can find the full list of what states they deliver to by visiting their website.

Does Nurx have free shipping? 

Nurx shipping is always free. Save money along with time and my patience? Don’t mind if I do.

Does Nurx ship automatically? 

According to company policy, Nurx will only ship one month’s worth of medication at a time to make the most of your insurance benefits. Nurx automatically refills your prescription on the earliest date that your insurance will allow to make sure you do not run out of your prescription.

How long does Nurx take to process?

Once a customer’s request has been reviewed by Nurx’s medical team, one of their partnered pharmacies will ship your prescription within 72 hours. Nurx uses USPS 1-3 day priority shipping.

I read that prescription deliveries usually arrive within 3 to 5 business days, but you can also request an expedited delivery service for urgent items by contacting their customer service team. 

When your order leaves one of their partnered pharmacies, you will receive a tracking link to monitor where your medications are on their way to your door.

What is the Nurx Return Policy?

You cannot return a prescription for credit or a refund. It’s actually against the law to return prescriptions for resale or reuse. 

How to Contact Nurx

If you have questions I didn’t quite get to in this Nurx review, you can contact the company by:

  • Messaging through the Nurx app
  • Nurx customer service email: [email protected]
  • Nurx phone number: 800-321-NURX (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST)
  • Mailing address: 548 Market Street, Suite #94061, San Francisco, CA, 94104-5401

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Nurx Dropped Medicaid!
Asked by Paul D (1 year ago) Reply

I can’t believe it. Originally, Nurx accepted Medicaid in California, Texas, and Illinois. I was able to get my test kit covered by Medicaid in October 2020. It’s now March 2021 and got denied. All Medicaid is GONE, and now Nurx is only for the elites. Very pathetic, and I hope something gravely harmful happens to that company.

Answered by Jessica (11 months ago) Reply

That’s so strange. As far as I could tell they didn’t accept Medicaid or Original Medicare in Texas at all during 2019/2020. So I just paid for anything I ordered through them with my debit card. I believed that $15 for a months worth of oral contraceptives, and 11 refills, plus only requiring a single $15 consultation was very reasonable in price, and convenience. It also felt very safe to not have to leave the comfort of my home, this is partially due to extreme anxiety disorders, but also ( especially during peak times of COVID-19.) It would’ve been great had I known that my insurance at the time actually covered the services. However, It had appeared to not be the Situation wherever I had been looking on their website at the time.

don't bother with nurx
Asked by Ali Smith (1 year ago) Reply

Nurx are AWFUL. I’ve had two shipments from them and they’ve BOTH gone wrong and then they just try and say it’s not their fault. Then they try and make me do the work to get the prescription filled.
They market on being Hassle Free – but are anything but.

Nurx has the worst ever customer service - don't use
Asked by Hanke Gu (9 months ago) Reply

This is the worst customer service I’ve ever had. I’d give them 0 star if I could. First of all, they changed my routinely taking birth control pills to another brand which is at cheaper prices for no reason. Secondly, I uploaded my ID and insurance card to make sure they’d reach out to my insurance company for reimbursement. The first time they dispatched my pills they charged me for $45 and I was surprised because my insurance company has been covering the cost for birth control pills for the past two years. So I contacted their customer service and they agreed to cancel that charge after a long and painful discussion with their technician. They also promised me that from then on they’ll start charging on the insurance company. Until recently I found out that they’ve been charging me every 3 months for $45 and when I called them, they kept saying that it is my responsibility to contact my insurance company for reimbursement. They don’t even care when the customer doesn’t want to continue to use their services.

Overall I don’t think it’s worth it to pay 15$ membership fee to Nurx. You can definitely get into less trouble if you choose somewhere else, especially that you need to take the pills regularly. It’s more that frustrating when you get into trouble with getting them, given that their customer service responds slowly and non-proactively. It seems like Nurx has put a lot into promotions or advertisements other than satisfying their customers. I honestly don’t know where all the reviews come from, but hopefully my review would help those who’re still trying to make a decision.

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