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General

What is Twentyeight Health?

Twentyeight exists to provide affordable, accessible healthcare to all women -- regardless of where you are, where you came from, or where you’re going.

We are a mission-driven women’s healthcare team that offers end-to-end support for women. From sexual health education, telehealth, medication delivery, and on-demand guidance and recommendations along the way. It’s discreet, affordable, and convenient.

We donate 2% of our revenues to the National Institute for Reproductive Health and Bedsider  (by Power to Decide), both working to improve access to reproductive and sexual health care. With every delivery you receive, you also support these great organizations.

Which states do you serve in?

We currently serve in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming. Sign up  for our newsletter to follow us as we expand.

Who is Twentyeight for?

Twentyeight is for anyone 13 to 49 years old who is looking for a personalized and convenient way to access reproductive and sexual healthcare, with a focus on the needs of individuals assigned female at birth. If you are nonbinary or transgender and need access to birth control because you have an intact uterus, we welcome you to use our services.

Can I get birth control if I am under 18?

Yes! We currently can serve anyone (without parental consent):

13 years old & above in CA, CO, DC, DE, GA, IL, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, VA & WA,

14 years old & above in AL,

15 years old & above in OH,

16 years old & above in KS & SC,

18 years old & above in AZ, FL, IA, MO, MS, MT, NV, SD, TX, UT & WY

If you are below those ages and still want to use our service, please email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com and we will provide you with the next steps, which may include providing parent/guardian consent.

What if I’m under 18 in FL?

If you're under 18, the age of minority in the state of Florida, by law, you can access birth control if you can verify that you fall into one of the following categories:

1. Have parental consent: please have your parent or legal guardian (include relationship) send us an email to contact@twentyeighthealth.com providing consent along with their ID and your ID.

2. Are married: please email  your marriage license to contact@twentyeighthealth.com.

3. Are a parent: please email the birth certificate of your child to contact@twentyeighthealth.com.

4. Require birth control for health reasons: please let us know by email at contact@twentyeighthealth.com (no need to provide specifics) and the doctor will review your medical questionnaire to gauge eligibility.

5. Have been pregnant: please email documentation from a doctor to contact@twentyeighthealth.com.

What if I’m under 18 in AZ, IA, MO, MS, MT, NV, SD, TX, UT & WY?

If you're under 18, the age of minority in those states, by law, you can access birth control if you can verify that you fall into one of the following categories:

1. Have parental consent please have your parent or legal guardian (include relationship) send us an email to contact@twentyeighthealth.com providing consent along with their ID and your ID.

2. Are married: - please email provide your marriage license to contact@twentyeighthealth.com.

3. Are legally emancipated: please email documentation to contact@twentyeighthealth.com.

How can my parents/guardian give their consent?

It’s easy! Your parent or legal guardian should send us an email to contact@twentyeighthealth.com providing:

  • Your relationship
  • Their consent
  • Their ID
  • Your ID (optional)
Can I get a new prescription for birth control?

Yes! Sign up for Twentyeight and fill out a quick interactive medical questionnaire. After the questionnaire, you can communicate directly with one of our doctors, using either messaging or by scheduling a free phone consultation. Once the doctor has confirmed your eligibility and the most appropriate treatment options, they will write you a prescription and your birth control will be delivered to your door within 3 - 5 business days.

Can I get refills for my pre-existing birth control prescription?

Yes, a doctor will review your medication and write you a new year-long prescription for the same birth control brand if it is still medically appropriate.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we accept insurance to cover your medications! If you use your insurance, you will not pay more than your copay (which is often $0), and get at-home home delivery and messaging with doctors at no additional cost.

We also accept Medicaid in select states to cover medication, which also often has a $0 copay. At-home deliveries and messaging with the doctors are included at no additional cost. You can check the section directly below to see if we accept Medicaid in your state, and you can email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com with any questions.

Do you accept Medicaid?

Yes! We accept Medicaid to cover medication in DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX. With Medicaid, you will not pay more than your copay (which is often as low as $0) for the medication.

For the annual doctor evaluation, which includes reviewing the medical questionnaire, optional audio consultation and unlimited direct messaging, there is a $20 out-of-pocket fee that is not covered by Medicaid.

Providing easy, affordable access to everyone is our mission and we are working hard to accept Medicaid in more states. If you reside in AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, IA, IL, KY, KS, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, OH, OR, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WA & WY, you can get the latest information by signing up for our newsletter or emailing us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com. In the meantime, we offer out-of-pocket options starting at $16/pack.

What do I do if I’m going on vacation?

Reach out to us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com, at least two weeks before your vacation, with the dates you will be traveling. We will do our best to accommodate your travels!

How do I pause or cancel my account?

While we hate to see you go, you can pause or cancel your account by emailing contact@twentyeighthealth.com. See our cancelation policy here. Please let us know why you’re choosing to leave so we can improve in the future. We hope to see you back soon!

How do I restart my account if I’ve already paused or cancelled it?

Email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com to restart your account at any time! We’re happy to have you back.

I still have more questions. Who should I contact?

We are available Mondays to Fridays from 9 am - 5pm ET at (929) 352-0060‬ or email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com any time. We’d love to hear from you!

How it works

How does Twentyeight Health work?

1. Fill out a brief interactive online medical questionnaire. If you have any questions, you can securely message or schedule an audio consultation with one of our doctors at no additional cost.

2. Once the doctor has confirmed your eligibility* and the most appropriate treatment options, they will write you a prescription or renew your existing prescription, generally within 1 business day.

3. Your medication is delivered directly to your home within 3-5 business days.

P.S. Once you’ve signed up, you can securely message a doctor with any questions. You can also schedule an audio consultation. We want to make sure you have a trusted source for information who can help to find an option that works for you.

*If you live in Mississippi, you are required to have an audio consultation with a doctor to confirm your eligibility.

What birth control options can I get through Twentyeight Health?

Twentyeight Health offers online doctor evaluations for birth control. The doctor will review your info and preferences, and prescribe the best option for you if medically appropriate.

You can receive birth control pills, patch, ring, shot, emergency contraception and internal condoms delivered for free with Twentyeight Health.

What info do I need to provide in order to sign up?

You’ll need to fill out a quick interactive medical questionnaire, which usually takes about 5 minutes. We’ll also ask you for:

  • The results of a recent blood pressure reading
  • Identification with your name. We accept the following IDs (US or international):
  • State/City ID card
  • Drivers license
  • Passport/passport card
  • National identity card
  • Birth certificate
  • Permanent resident card
  • Certificate of citizenship
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Insurance card (if DOB included)
  • High school ID
  • University or college ID
  • Military ID card
  • Military dependent’s ID card (if DOB included)
  • School transcript

If you’re looking to pay with your insurance, we’ll need the following info:

  • Member name
  • Member ID number
  • Plan name
  • Rx group
  • RxBIN
  • PCN

You can upload an image of your pharmacy insurance card or type the info into an online form.

If you are not sure if you have the right info, simply email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com or text us at 929-352-0060 and we can help you identify the info you need.

What types of doctors will I interact with?

Twentyeight partners with high quality, empowering, U.S. doctors who are passionate about women’s health and increasing healthcare access.

What if I have more medically-related questions after I fill out the questionnaire?

After you have completed the sign up process, you can securely message a doctor on your dashboard.

What can I expect during an audio consultation with a Twentyeight Health doctor?

You are always welcome to speak with one of our licensed, board-certified doctors. During an audio consultation, the doctor may ask you follow-up questions based on your medical questionnaire. You can also ask questions of the doctor. If the doctor determines you are eligible, they will prescribe the appropriate birth control method for you.

The audio consultation is free of extra charge and we strongly encourage you to use all available methods of communication!

What happens if I can’t make my audio consultation with the doctor?

You can cancel up to 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you do not make your appointment, you will be charged a $40 cancellation fee.

Can I interact with the same doctor again in the future?

Yes! The majority of the time, you will have the same doctor responding to your messages. However, if a doctor is not readily available, such as if they are on vacation, another doctor may message you to provide a more timely response. The doctors work as a team, and will provide personalized answers based on your medical history.

Can Twentyeight consult with my primary care physician (PCP)?

If you would like the doctors to share information with your PCP, you can email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com or text us at 929-352-0060, and we will do our best to accommodate.

How do I get Twentyeight if I live in Mississippi?

1. Fill out a brief interactive online medical questionnaire & schedule an audio consultation with one of our doctors. If you have any questions, you can securely message with a doctor at no additional cost.

2. Once the doctor has confirmed your eligibility and the most appropriate treatment options, they will write you a prescription or renew your existing prescription, generally within 1 business day.

3. Your medication is delivered directly to your home within 3-5 business days.

P.S. Once you’ve signed up, you can securely message a doctor with any questions. You can also schedule an audio consultation. We want to make sure you have a trusted source for information who can help to find an option that works for you.

Pricing and billing

What is the cost of using Twentyeight Health services?

There is a $20 annual doctor evaluation fee which includes reviewing the medical questionnaire, optional audio consultation and unlimited direct messaging. This fee is not covered by insurance.

If you have insurance, including Medicaid, we charge no more than your insurance copay for the medications, which is typically $0. We currently offer birth control, emergency contraception, herpes medication and COVID-19 tests with insurance. We offer over 100 FDA-approved brands, and the copay can vary depending on your insurance and your brand preference.

If you do not have insurance, we offer affordable options for all medications. 

  •  Birth control is as low as $16/pack with the multipack savings. See here for all the birth control brands we offer. If you don’t see your brand on the list, email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com and we can try to source it for you.
  • Herpes treatment starts at $13/month ($39/delivery for 3 months worth).
  • The morning after pill for a $30 (one-time).
  • Prenatal vitamins start at $5.45/month ($18/delivery for 3 months worth). 
  • COVID-19 tests are $15/test.

Plus, fast, at-home delivery is always free!

What are multipack savings?

If you are paying out-of-pocket for birth control pills, we provide an additional discount when you get more packs per delivery.

$25 off per delivery for 12 packs per delivery

$10 off per delivery for 6 packs per delivery

$3 off per delivery for 3 packs per delivery

See our birth control brand prices for more information.

What will I be charged for?

When you start with Twentyeight, your initial doctor evaluation is $20 (one-time per year). The $20 fee includes reviewing the medical questionnaire, optional audio consultation and unlimited direct messaging for the year.

With insurance (including Medicaid), your medication will be no more than your copay, which is often $0. We currently offer birth control, emergency contraception, herpes medication and COVID-19 tests with insurance. This means that you get your prescription, medication delivery and messaging with the doctors for free.

Without insurance:

  • Birth control is as low as $16/pack with the multipack savings. See here for all the birth control brands we offer. If you don’t see your brand on the list, email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com and we can try to source it for you.
  • Herpes treatment starts at $13/month ($39/delivery for 3 months worth).
  • The morning after pill for $30 (one-time).
  • Prenatal vitamins start at $5.45/month ($18/delivery for 3 months worth).
  • COVID-19 tests are $15/test.
When do I get charged?

You will not be charged for your medication until a doctor has evaluated your medical questionnaire. If you are using insurance, copays are usually $0. If your copay is more than $0, you will be charged at the time your medication is dispensed. We will send you the maximum amount per delivery allowed by your insurance.

Your medication will be billed automatically with each delivery. You can change your delivery frequency, pause or cancel your subscription at any time by emailing us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com or texting us at 929-352-0060.

How do I know what my copay will be?

The majority of insurance plans offer $0 copay options and the brands covered by insurers differ by plan. If your copay is more than $0 for your first package, we will let you know by email and we will not charge you nor ship your prescription without your consent.

Will I get a billing reminder about my next delivery?

Yes! We will email you 2 weeks before your next delivery date, and you will have 24 hours to respond via email at. contact@twentyeighthealth.com or text at 929-352-0060 to make any changes to your delivery address, payment info, or delivery frequency.

Where are the medications sourced from?

Medications are shipped directly from a U.S. pharmacy that is licensed in your state and the medications are sourced from FDA-approved pharmaceutical companies. All prescription medications offered are FDA-approved.

Delivery

How many months of birth control can I receive at a time?

The doctors can write prescriptions that are valid for up to a year. If you are paying out-of-pocket, you can choose to get 1, 3, 6 or 12 packs per delivery. If you are using insurance, we will send you the maximum number of packs allowed by your insurance.

If you want to change your frequency, you can email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com,  and we will do our best to accommodate.

How can I track my shipment?

We will send you an email with an estimated delivery date once the doctor has written a prescription, and a confirmation once delivered. We offer free fast shipping, arriving at your door 3-5 business days after your prescription has been written.

Do I need to be home when you deliver?

No - we’ll leave the package in your building or at your front door, and it will be waiting for you when you get home.

What will the package look like?

Your medication will come in a discreet, thin blue bubble mailer, and it will not identify your medications or have any Twentyeight branding on the outside. The inside will be personalized with your items and a Twentyeight Health card.

Who dispenses, fills and sends my deliveries?

Twentyeight works with high quality pharmacy partners that dispense, fill and deliver the prescriptions. Our pharmacy partners are licensed in AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA & WY. Your prescription information is sent safely and securely directly from the doctor to the pharmacy.

Are refills automated or do I have to refill them every time?

Your refills are automated.  If you are using insurance, your insurance company will decide how much medication we can send you per delivery. If you are paying out-of-pocket, you can select the number of packs you receive per delivery (depending on the medication).

With birth control pills, you can choose to get 1, 3, 6 or 12 packs per delivery if you are paying out-of-pocket. 

We will notify you by email 2 weeks before your next delivery date, and you have 24 hours to modify, pause or cancel the shipment. You can change the frequency, update your delivery address or stop your refills at any time by sending an email to contact@twentyeighthealth.com or a text to 929-352-0060.

Can I have my prescription sent to my local pharmacy?

Yes. While most people prefer at-home delivery, we can transfer your prescription to a local pharmacy. Simply email  contact@twentyeighthealth.com or text 929-352-0060 right after completing the questionnaire.

You can also switch back to deliveries from Twentyeight at any time for free.

What should I do if I move and need to change my delivery address?

Notify us by emailing contact@twentyeighthealth.com or texting us at 929-352-0060 as soon as possible. If your new address is within the states we are currently active in, you will be able to continue using our service (and we will simply update your delivery address in your profile). If your new address is outside of the states we are active in, we will not be able to serve you anymore, but we are happy to help you find alternatives.

Birth control

How do I know what birth control to get?

Based on your answers from the interactive medical questionnaire, your brand preference and brands you’d like to avoid, the doctor will suggest a birth control that best fits your needs.

You can see the birth control brand that your doctor prescribed on your dashboard.

What brands are available at Twentyeight?

If you are paying with insurance, we provide more than 100 different brands at no more than your copay, including Alyacen, Apri, Aviane, Gianvi, Junel 1/20, Junel 1/20 FE, Loestrin, Loryna, Nuvaring, Sprintec, Zafemy (patch), Yasmin, Yaz. If you are paying out-of-pocket, we have 60+ brands starting at $16/pack. See the full list of brands and prices here.

Don’t see your brand on the list? Email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com or text us at 929-352-0060 and we can help you find it!

What are the potential side effects?

While everyone reacts differently to birth control, you can go to our doctor-vetted Sex+ Health Guide to learn more about potential side effects. Once you complete the signup process, you can also message with the doctor to get personalized medical advice regarding potential side effects.

Do you offer the morning after pill (emergency contraception)?

Yes! You can add one emergency contraception pill (Ella, Plan B, My Way or an equivalent) to your birth control delivery, so you have one at home if needed. It can be added to any of your birth control deliveries, and will not be refilled in the following deliveries unless requested. Simply email contact@twentyeighthealth.com to request. The doctor will review your info and write a prescription (if eligible).

With insurance, emergency contraception is often $0. In the rare case there is a copay, we will let you know.

Without insurance, the cost is $30 one-time.

Get doctor-vetted information about emergency contraception and how it works here.

Do you offer internal condoms?

Yes! You can add up to 2 boxes of internal condoms (FC2) to any of your birth control deliveries. If you are using insurance, we’ll ask you before each delivery if you want to add internal condoms to your order.  You can also always email contact@twentyeighthealth.com to request an additional box of internal condoms in between deliveries of your birth control. The doctor will review your info and write a prescription (if eligible).

With insurance, internal condoms are often $0. In the rare case there is a copay, we will let you know.

Get doctor-vetted information about internal condoms and how they work here.

Morning after pill

What is the morning after pill?

You may have heard the morning after pill referred to as Plan B, emergency contraception (EC), etc.But more generally, the morning after pill is a form of emergency contraception (EC). These are products (whether pills or IUDs) that prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse, when no birth control was used or it was used imperfectly.

How does the morning after pill work?

The morning after pill does not interrupt a pregnancy that is already growing inside your uterus or womb. It does not cause an abortion. The morning after pill typically works by either preventing your ovary from releasing an egg or stopping the sperm from reaching the egg.Learn more about the morning after pill myths vs. facts by reading this article on our Sex+ Health Guide.

When do I need to take the morning after pill?

You should take the morning after pill when you have had unprotected intercourse and want to decrease your chances of becoming pregnant. This includes episodes where no birth control was used or if birth control was used, but was not effective (e.g. if a condom slipped/broke or multiple birth control pills were missed).

Most forms of the morning after pill are effective up to either 72 or 120 hours (3 or 5 days) after intercourse. It should always be taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse since effectiveness can change over time.  Because of the time frame to take the morning after pill, it’s helpful to have it on hand if you need it.

How do I get the morning after pill and how much does it cost?

You can get New Day, a generic form of Plan B (the morning after pill) starting at $15 for 1 tablet by clicking here.

If you're an existing Twentyeight Health user and would like to see if the morning after pill is available for a $0 copay with insurance (including Medicaid), you can message the doctor from your dashboard.

Herpes Treatment

What kind of herpes treatment do you offer?

We offer valacyclovir, a generic form of Valtrex. Valacyclovir is an oral antiviral medication that treats herpes either when an outbreak occurs (episodic), or on a daily basis to prevent outbreaks by suppressing HSV-1 (oral herpes) and HSV-2 (genital herpes).

How much does herpes treatment cost?

We offer episodic or preventative herpes treatment starting at $0 copay with insurance (including Medicaid).  Without insurance, episodic treatment is $13/month ($39/delivery for 3 months worth) and preventative treatment is $23/month ($69/delivery for 3 months worth). 

There is also a $20 annual doctor evaluation fee which includes reviewing the medical questionnaire, optional audio consultation and unlimited direct messaging. This fee is not covered by insurance.

See detailed treatment options and pricing here. Feel free to contact us if you have questions by emailing contact@twentyeighthealth.com 

Who is eligible for herpes treatment from Twentyeight?

We offer treatment to individuals 18 years old and above who have already been diagnosed with herpes by a healthcare provider or lab test.

If you don’t have a diagnosis, but think you may have herpes, we recommend that you see a doctor in-person to ensure you receive appropriate care and an accurate diagnosis.

Can I get herpes treatment prescribed if I don’t have a birth control subscription?

Yes, you can get herpes treatment even if you don’t have a birth control subscription by clicking here to complete a 5 minute medical questionnaire that a doctor will review to determine your medical eligibility. 

Can I order herpes treatment if I already use Twentyeight Health’s services?

If you're already a  Twentyeight user, you can get herpes treatment by visiting your dashboard, adding herpes treatment to your account, and completing the 5 minute medical questionnaire for herpes treatment. A doctor will then review your information to determine your medical eligibility.

Prenatal Vitamins

Do you offer prenatal vitamins?

Yes! You can order up prenatal vitamins through Twentyeight. For details on prenatal vitamins the brands we offer here

Read more about doctor-vetted information about prenatal vitamins and how they work here.

Can I order prenatal vitamins if I don’t have a birth control subscription?

Yes, you can order prenatal vitamins even if you don’t have a birth control subscription by clicking here. Prenatal vitamins can be delivered to all 50 states.

Can I order prenatal vitamins if I already use Twentyeight Health services?

If you're already a loyal Twentyeight user, you can get prenatal vitamins by messaging the doctor to request prenatal vitamins on your dashboard. If you have insurance, the doctor will write a prescription (if medically appropriate) and you may be covered fully or partially for the cost of prenatal vitamins.

If you're new to Twentyeight and want a birth control subscription, you can also order prenatal vitamins when you sign up by messaging the doctor. Email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com with any questions.

How much do prenatal vitamins cost?

We offer multiple brands of prenatal vitamins starting at $5.45/month (including delivery)  - see the full offering of brands and prices here

Feel free to contact us if you have questions by emailing contact@twentyeighthealth.com

COVID-19 Tests

Do you offer COVID-19 tests?

Yes! You can order up to 10 boxes of COVID-19 tests [ACON Flowflex™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test] per order through Twentyeight.

Get doctor-vetted information about COVID-19 tests and how they work here.

Can I order COVID-19 tests if I don’t have a birth control subscription?

Yes, you can order COVID-19 tests even if you don’t have a birth control subscription by clicking here. COVID-19 tests can be delivered to all 50 states.

Can I order COVID-19 tests if I already use Twentyeight’s services?

If you're already a loyal Twentyeight user, you can add COVID-19 tests from your dashboard. If you're new to Twentyeight and want a birth control subscription, you can also order COVID-19 tests when you sign up.

If you want to change the quantity of COVID-19 tests you ordered, you can do it through your dashboard or you can email contact@twentyeighthealth.com.

How much do tests cost?

COVID-19 tests cost $15 each (including delivery) out-of-pocket. If you have insurance, you can submit your receipt to your insurance plan to be reimbursed. Some health plans are providing direct insurance coverage of COVID-19 tests. If  your BIN & plan matches the list here, you may be eligible to receive up to 8 tests per month for a $0 copay (no cost to you upfront).


Find out if you're eligible for $0 copay by visiting your dashboard for existing users or by completing the questionnaire for new users. Feel free to contact us if you have questions by emailing contact@twentyeighthealth.com

Can I get reimbursed if I pay upfront for COVID-19 tests?

Yes! You can still be reimbursed by your health insurance if you purchase COVID-19 tests out-of-pocket and pay upfront. After you make the purchase, you can submit a claim for reimbursement as soon as you receive your receipt via email. Insurance companies & health plans are now required to cover 8 free over-the-counter at-home tests each month. Feel free to contact your plan directly with questions on reimbursement.


Privacy

Are my records kept private?

All health records are kept private and we employ robust encryption methods to protect your personal information. We are a LegitScript certified company.

Partnership and referral

I’m a nonprofit organization. How can we partner with Twentyeight Health?

We currently partner with mission-aligned non-profits in a variety of ways. For more information, email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com or text us at 929-352-0060.

I love what Twentyeight Health is doing! Do you have a referral program?

Yes! We have a referral program for users, organizations, and campus representatives. If you’re interested in participating, please email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com or  text us at 929-352-0060.

Bedsider’s BCBenefits

I’m curious about Bedsider’s BCBenefits. How can I learn more?

You can find more information about Bedsider’s BCBenefits here.

I’m having trouble signing up with my BCBenefits codes. What do I do?

Please email us at contact@twentyeighthealth.com or text us at 929-352-0060 with your question and we are eager to help!