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Emergency Contraception

What is Emergency Contraception (EC) and How Does it Work? 70% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 are at risk of unintended pregnancy. Because the average woman only has 2 children in her life, she will have to spend almost 30 yrs of her life preventing pregnancy. When women fail to take […]

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Breastfeeding and Birthcontrol

Is it Safe to Use Birth Control While Breastfeeding? TLDR: Yes, it is safe to use birth control while breastfeeding. However, depending on which method, it may decrease your milk supply. Getting pregnant soon after giving birth can be incredibly difficult on a woman’s body and emotions. The World Health Organization recommends at least 24 […]

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Natural Family Planning

What Is Natural Family Planning or Fertility Awareness Method? The average American woman only wants to have two children in her lifetime. Children are a significant time, money, and emotional investment. Despite the massive strides women have made to obtain equality, they still provide the majority of childcare. Also, only women can get pregnant, give […]

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Birth Control And Pregnancy

What You Need to Know About Birth Control and Pregnancy The average woman in the U.S. wants to have two children. To accomplish this goal, she spends only about 3 years of her life: pregnant, in the postpartum period, or attempting to conceive. However that the average woman will spend almost 30 years of her […]

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Family Planning: When to Stop Birth Control

97% of women of reproductive age in the U.S. will use a form of birth control at some point in their lives. While hormonal contraceptives offer numerous health benefits for women, hormonal birth control is incredibly useful for preventing unwanted pregnancy. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the vast majority of U.S. women only want to […]

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Obamacare, Medicare and Birth Control

What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), Birth Control/Contraceptive Coverage Before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance providers were not required to cover any form of birth control under U.S. law. At the time, insurance coverage for contraceptives varied significantly from one insurance plan to the other. […]

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FAQs

Thank you for your generosity! Pandia enables donations via the Pandia Health Birth Control Fund (sponsored by the Center for Policy Analysis). We welcome all levels of giving.

Yes, we have a referral program for patients, organizations, and campus reps. If you are interested in participating, please contact info@pandiahealth.com.

We currently partner with pro-women, pro-health non-profits in a variety of ways. Donation via referral code tracking is one possibility. For more information, contact info@pandiahealth.com.

Pandia Health was founded by a doctor who understands firsthand the medical office experience. We endeavor to reduce frantic, last-minute birth control refill requests to keep your admin efforts down while also helping your patients stay compliant with their monthly medications. You can e-prescribe to our partner pharmacy and recommend our service to your patients. We are happy to send you marketing materials for your office. Please email info@pandiahealth.com if you are interested.

If you would like us to share information, we can send a copy of the prescription and medical records upon request.

It depends. In California, one option is to submit this form at least 2 weeks prior to having Pandia process your medication in order to maintain privacy. In general, medications are not listed on Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements which are sent to the primary insurance holder after any services are rendered. However, if you are concerned, please contact your insurance company to verify.

e only share your information with the minimum number of people possible to do our job according to the HIPAA laws.

All health records are kept private and we employ robust encryption methods to protect your personal information. We adhere to the US government-mandated standards of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).

No. We recommend that you have a primary care physician for all your health concerns to provide a continuity of care across medical conditions. The doctors on the Pandia team function primarily to provide birth control. We recommend a pap smear every 3 years starting at age 21. If you are sexually active, we recommend getting tested annually for sexually transmitted diseases.

Our doctors take shifts and work as a team, so you may not always speak with the same doctor. We do our best to accommodate consistency to provide you a streamlined experience.

You won’t need to speak to one of our doctors to transfer an existing prescription. Our doctors only communicate with patients who use our telemedicine service.

We currently have five doctors on staff and will increase as we expand services to other states.

A partner pharmacy is an existing pharmacy with whom we have established a business relationship to fulfill the medication. We have carefully selected pharmacies in the United States who provide high quality service and believe in our mission.

You will be provided with a USPS tracking number via text or email.

This depends on what your insurance will allow and what your doctor wrote. Pandia Medical Group’s doctors usually write for 1 year’s supply at a time and California law mandates that insurances allow 1 year’s supply at a time. If you have no insurance, we can ship as many months worth of medication as you are willing to pay (up to a year).

Our partner pharmacy bills the cost of the medication to your insurance. If you have a copay, we will send you an invoice via email and you can pay online via debit or credit card.

If you have insurance, birth control medication is likely accessible without your needing to pay a copay and without needing to meet a deductible requirement. If you insist on getting a brand name medication, you may be responsible for the difference in price between what is covered by your insurance and the brand name price. If you don’t have insurance, we have cash rates for birth control starting at $20/pack. Delivery of the medication is free.

The consult fee is charged to your card after you answer the health questionnaire online. Our doctor will not review your questionnaire until you have paid.

Yes. (Pandia currently only offers services in the state of California.)

For those without insurance, we offer credit & debit card payment options. The cost for generic birth control pills start as low as $15/pack. Prices will vary depending on medication prescribed. If you have any questions in regards to price, our Patient Care Associates are available on Live Chat or via SMS.

The cost of the online telemedicine consultation with one of our doctors is $29 if Pandia Health delivers your birth control or $59 if you decide to pick it up at your pharmacy. If our doctors determine it is safe for you based on your health questionnaire, you will then receive a new birth control prescription that is valid for 12 months.

The cost of the medication will vary based on your insurance coverage. If you have insurance, there should be no copay unless you insist on a particular brand. If you want a particular brand, we will verify the price with your insurance company beforehand and confer with you before proceeding.

For those without insurance, typical medication costs will start at $15/month for birth control pills.

Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.

Based on your answers from the health questionnaire regarding your medical history and previous birth control experience, our doctors will prescribe the safest option with the least side effects.

We carry all brands of birth control (pills, patch, ring). We will notify you if your product is not in stock and discuss alternatives.
Please note that your insurance may not cover the full price of name-brand medications. You are responsible for charges not covered by your insurance. We will contact you to approve the price if that is the case, and you may choose to pay the extra charge for the name-brand or go with a lower priced alternative. Most birth control pills that are widely available today are generic brands.

Yes, we welcome all patients. You can choose to get a prescription via telemedicine and/or opt for automated delivery (once you have an active prescription).

Pandia Medical Group offers all patients the option of a prescription for Emergency Contraception (EC) in addition to regular birth control. We recommend that all women of reproductive age have EC on hand for emergencies.

Using Pandia, you can receive your EC by mail in about a week, or we can also call in or fax the prescription to one of your local pharmacies within 1 business day.
Our doctors write prescriptions for Ulipristal Acetate (Ella) which are typically covered by most insurance plans. When you take Ulipristal Acetate, make sure you STOP your regular birth control pill for 5 days (use a backup method for those days or don’t have sex) and then restart your regular birth control pill on day 6.

We can prescribe birth control pills, patch, and ring as well as Emergency Contraception pills.

We work with a partner pharmacy who sources from a distributor who obtains medications from manufacturers who abide by FDA regulations.

Yes. As long as your prescription is still valid at your local pharmacy, we can initiate a transfer and start mailing you your medication from our partner pharmacy so that you can start enjoying free delivery.

You can get access to birth control at any age in the state of California.

Yes. Pandia offers prescription evaluation services through Pandia Medical Group, staffed by board certified physicians in California. We are able to help customers who are new to birth control or whose prescription has expired and are not able to get a doctor’s visit right away. Pandia Medical Group (PMG) cannot guarantee prescriptions in all instances; some patients may have conditions that require blood tests or an in-person examination before a prescription can be given safely. In these cases, we refer patients to their primary care provider or help them locate one.

If you have an active prescription, Pandia Health provides FREE delivery of your birth control to ALL 50 states.

If you need a new prescription, Pandia Health only provides online prescriptions to those physically in California. We are looking to provide online prescriptions in Florida & Hawaii soon (in 2019).

Pandia Health currently offers birth control prescription and delivery to individuals with and without insurance. Based on your needs, Pandia can help with either or both prescription and delivery.

If you need a prescription, select “I need a prescription” and answer questions about your medical history. The doctor will review your answers and contact you if there are any questions or concerns. A prescription is then written and sent to a pharmacy of your choice or to our pharmacy partner. At your request, the doctor can also prescribe Emergency Contraception.

If you currently have an active prescription, you can choose to have Pandia fill your future medication, up to 12 months at a time (depending on your insurance coverage). Just give us the name of your current pharmacy and we will move the prescription to our partner pharmacy or have your doctor send the prescription directly to Pandia’s partner pharmacy.

Delivery is by USPS, which typically delivers 2-3 days from date of shipment. We schedule your refills to arrive a week before your last packet runs out, so you can have peace of mind and can skip the trip to the pharmacy.