Taking time off work. Finding parking. Sitting in a waiting room.
Going to a doctor’s office has always been a hassle. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there's an added layer of complexity: remaining socially distant and safe while getting essential health care services.
It’s a paradox—and Planned Parenthood understands that. That's why the respected health care organization is encouraging more people to use their telehealth app, Planned Parenthood Direct.
With mail order and pharmacy pickup options for birth control, UTI treatment, and other prescriptions, the app makes it easier than ever to access quick and safe health care.
Here’s how it works: after downloading the app, you select a health care service from a menu of options. For Washington state users, services include birth control, UTI treatment, and emergency contraception (AKA the morning-after-pill).
You're then prompted to answer few health questions about yourself and your health history. A Planned Parenthood doctor or nurse reviews the request and responds within one business day. If your request is approved, you’ll get your:
- Birth control by mail or pharmacy pickup
- Morning-after-pill by mail.
- UTI treatment by pharmacy pickup.
Not only does the app make people’s lives easier—it benefits Planned Parenthood at a time when many organizations are facing the challenges of COVID-19. Choosing to get your prescriptions through the app is a great way to support the organization at large.
Feedback for the app, which launched in 2017, has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, one recent app store review shared:
Check it out for yourself—Download the app today!