Alpha

The online doctor for women

Getting birth control through Alpha checks a lot of our boxes.

  • Accessibility

    It's affordable but is only available in 12 states.

  • Transparency

    Their customer service is top-notch.

  • Choice

    Alpha only offers 24 brands of the pill, where some of their competitors offer over 100 brands.

  • Convenience

    Their service is fairly simple to use but their packages aren't that discreet.

It's affordable, convenient and their customer service is top-notch. While membership to Alpha's full suite of health services costs $99 per year, the cost of getting birth control through Alpha is cheap and consistent with many of the other services we tested.

Pros

  • The medical evaluation with a health professional only costs $10, which is cheaper than most of the other services we tested

  • Alpha empowers patients to choose between the pill, the patch, and the ring

  • Pills start at $15/pack without insurance

  • The company prescribes emergency contraception (Plan B)

Cons

  • The packaging is not discreet

  • For the birth control pill, Alpha carries 24 different types, where some competitors carry over 100 different types

Tips

  • In order to cancel your prescription, you need to need to message them

  • If you choose to pay for more women's health services through Alpha, membership will run you $99/year (or $35 every 3 months). The membership gives patients access to primary/urgent care, women’s health, skin and hair treatments, as well as discounts on various health and wellness products Alpha carries in its "store."

  • You can also buy a separate membership for mental health services ($120/year), which include prescription medication, talk therapy referrals and self-care advice.

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  • Accessibility

    It's affordable but is only available in 12 states.

  • Transparency

    Their customer service is top-notch.

  • Choice

    Alpha only offers 24 brands of the pill, where some of their competitors offer over 100 brands.

  • Convenience

    Their service is fairly simple to use but their packages aren't that discreet.

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