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Getting Prescription Birth Control

There are many contraceptive options available at this time. Finding the best option is a unique choice, different for every individual.

How do I get Birth Control?

  1. If this will be your first time getting birth control, your first step is to look at the Women's Health Tutorial. If you have questions about anything you read there, or prefer to speak to someone in person about your options, make an appointment with Student Wellness or a medical provider.
  2. Review information such as Bedsider and Health Topics:Contraception to determine which method fits your needs best. If you still have questions after reviewing material, you can meet with an educator at Student Wellness to further discuss which contraceptive option would work best for you.
  3. Once you are fairly certain of what type of birth control you'd like, make an appointment with either a women's health provider or a primary care clinic provider as desired.
  • Please note: for Implanon and IUD insertion, a consult visit with a women's health provider must be scheduled prior to getting the device inserted. To set up a consult visit please call the appointment line 919-966-2281. 

How do I get refills of already prescribed birth control?

Contact the pharmacy where script was taken and ask for refills.

If I have an outside prescription for birth control pills, can I fill it at the Campus Health Services Pharmacy?

You can!  Bring your prescription to the Pharmacy and they will help you check your insurance coverage and fill your prescription. 

What if I've already had unprotected sex?

If you have had unprotected intercourse, look into Emergency Contraception (Plan B, ella). Plan B is available for over-the-counter purchase at most pharmacies, including the Campus Health Services Pharmacy.