Get birth control online in Illinois!
Many ICAN! health centers now offer birth control through telehealth.
How it works
You can find free and low-cost providers that offer telehealth visits in Illinois by using the birth control provider search on the ICAN! website:
Search for a providerInput an Illinois ZIP code into the ICAN! birth control provider search tool to see results and listings for providers closest to you.
Look for providers that offer telehealthIf a provider offers telehealth, they’ll have “Telehealth Available” displayed on their listing.
Select a provider that offers telehealthTap or click on the provider listing to view the provider’s information page. You’ll find details about the provider’s telehealth services on the “Telehealth Information” tab on this page.
Book a telehealth birth control visitCall the provider you’ve selected to schedule a visit.
Have your scheduled telehealth birth control visitTalk to the provider you selected via phone or video call.
Get your birth controlIf you choose to get the birth control pill, patch, ring, or shot, you may be able to get your birth control mailed to you and/or you may be able to pick it up at your local pharmacy. Talk to your provider about the easiest way to get your birth control.
Get Birth Control Online
Many ICAN! providers offer telehealth.
Use our Find a Provider search tool to find health centers that indicate “telehealth available“.
You can also select either of the options below to book online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Looking for information about what telehealth is and how it works? Here’s a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help get you started.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth allows you to have a visit with your healthcare provider without having to meet in person, this is often referred to as a virtual visit.
If you schedule a telehealth visit with your provider, you will meet with them by having a phone call or video call. Your provider will still be able to gather information, answer your questions, and write prescriptions if needed.
Why would I use telehealth?
Telehealth is a great way to get care from a healthcare provider without having to go anywhere. Telehealth can be useful for people who may find it difficult or inconvenient to travel for care, or who prefer to meet remotely rather than meet in person. Sometimes telehealth is easier for people with concerns about privacy.
What can I talk to my provider about during a telehealth visit?
You can talk to a provider during a telehealth visit just as you would talk to a provider during an in-person visit – they will ask you for personal health information to understand your past and current health, just like in person.
Many healthcare needs can be addressed by phone call or video call; however, if you have a concern that does require an in-person follow-up visit, your telehealth provider can schedule that.
What types of birth control services can I get through telehealth?
Telehealth offers convenient access to many types of birth control, including (but not limited to):
- Birth control pill
- Birth control patch
- Birth control ring
- Education about natural family planning
- STI prevention
- Morning-after pill (emergency contraception)
The types of birth control that require an in-person visit include the IUD and the implant. Most of the time, getting the birth control shot also requires an in-person visit.
If you are interested in a permanent method such as getting your tubes tied or a vasectomy, a telehealth visit is perfect for your initial consultation and to get all your questions answered.