You can get a prescription for birth control from your health care provider, from a sexual health clinic, or from Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Health Services.
If you don’t have OHIP it is still possible for you to get a prescription from Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Health Services.
Do you need a prescription for birth control pills in Canada?
Most types of birth control are not 100% effective. You need a prescription for some types of birth control. For example, you need a doctor’s prescription to get the birth control pill. You can buy other kinds of birth control at pharmacies, drug stores, grocery stores and convenience stores.
Can I get birth control pills over the counter in Canada?
These pills are not perfect, but they cut the risk of pregnancy by 75 to 85 per cent. Emergency contraception pills (ECP) are now available from pharmacists over the counter, without a doctor’s prescription, across Canada.
Can I get birth control pills over the counter?
Although there are some great birth control options that you can buy over-the-counter, unfortunately, birth control pills are not one of them. As of now, the only available over-the-counter birth control pills are for emergency contraception.
Do you have to have a prescription for birth control pills?
You need a prescription for birth control pills. You can get a prescription from a doctor or nurse at a doctor’s office, health clinic, or your local Planned Parenthood health center. In a few states, you can even get a prescription online or directly from a pharmacist.