How do I get birth control with no insurance?

Sharon - posted on 02/19/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter was unexpected, and even though I love her to death, my fiance and I are are niether emotionally or financially ready to have another baby. We use condoms, but i want to do everything I can to prevent getting pregnant again. I do not have health insurance and I really do not make alot of money at all. Does anyone know what I can do to get cheap or free birth control?

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Sharon - posted on 02/20/2010

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Thank uyou so much everyone. I was on medicaid, but i lost all of it- not just eye and dental when my daughter turned 2 months old. But i will defienitly try everything else. Thanks again!!

Katherine - posted on 02/20/2010

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Definitely get on medicaid! You shouldn't have any problems since you don't make a lot of money and you don't have insurance. I don't think they'll turn you away considering you have a kid either. If you didn't have a child and you were over 21 then you wouldn't be able to be covered. Go to the medicaid office in your town and fill out the paper work. They'll let you know if you qualify or not. It's very simple. I was on it for a little bit during my pregnancy and it was wonderful! I've never been on it any other time, but I do have friends that have children and are in your shoes and it seems to be a blessing to them. Good luck!

Noreen - posted on 02/20/2010

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You could go to your local health department. They usually have a program of getting cheap or even free birth control! When I was in High School, I didn't want my parents to know I was on bcp, so I went there and they helped me out!

Rebekah - posted on 02/19/2010

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Arica,
Actually medicaid does cover you for 12 months after for obgyn appt only! They cover for 2 months after baby is born for dental and optical. But gyno visits are more important after having a baby so they do cover them. I am on medicaid and so is a lot of other new moms that i know. It may be slightly different per state but it is still medicaid.

Arica - posted on 02/19/2010

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Medicaid does not necessarily cover you for 12 months after. Generally, they only cover you for the next 3 months, after having your kiddo. I do not have health insurance. I got a prescription for the obgyn while I still had coverage and just fill it at walmart. Without insurance, the generic only costs me $9 per pack (a month's worth).

Ana - posted on 02/19/2010

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If your income is low enough, you can apply for Medicaid if you don't already have it. If you already have it, it should cover birth control. If you do not meet the low income requirements, you can visit a Planned Parenthood if you have have one in the area.
One thing you can also do, is mention the need to your OB GYN, sometimes they have free samples of birthcontrol pills they are given by pharmaceutical companies to give to patients. If your ob has some you might be able to get some through him/her. However, you might want to consider something more long term if you do not wish to have babies for a while. . . consider a birthcontrol method that will not have to be purchased on a monthly basis to save the cost for you...such as IUD, the injection---ask your obgyn what your options are and estimate cost if you have to pay out of pocket. Good Luck!!

Rebekah - posted on 02/19/2010

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Medicaid!!! Were you on it during your pregnancy? If so then it automatically continues for the following 12 months for birth control or any ob- gyn related issues. If you did not have it during your first pregnancy you will have to contact to see if you qualify but if you can then do it! Good luck!



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