Many ICAN! health centers now offer birth control through telehealth.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Telehealth offers convenient access to many types of birth control, including (but not limited to):
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.
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The majority of ICAN! providers now offer telehealth.
Click on one of our telehealth providers below to learn more, or use our Find a Provider search tool to view all ICAN! providers, and find a health center near you.