Birth control pills, condoms and all other contraceptives should be available at no cost for youth in Canada age 25 and under, the Canadian Paediatric Society says.
Cover all contraceptives, including condoms, which also protect against sexually transmitted infections, under government health plans until age 25.
Is birth control covered in Canada?
Canada Post’s plan (Great-West Life) does not cover diaphragms and covers only some IUDs. The Public Service Health Care Plan, which provides coverage for federal government employees through Sun Life, states that it pays for no form of birth control other than oral contraceptives.
Where can I get birth control for free?
Some free clinics and community health centers, like Planned Parenthood, offer low- or no-cost birth control.
Is IUD free in Canada?
The copper IUD costs up to $63 and the hormonal IUD costs up to $380 at Planned Parenthood Toronto. The most common form of birth control used by Canadian women remains the pill, but IUD use has been on the rise. The pill is about 90-per-cent effective with typical use and the IUD is 99-per-cent effective.
Is birth control free in Ontario?
Prescription medications are now free for everyone under the age of 25 in Ontario. Some of the now publicly funded prescriptions include depression and anxiety medications, insulin and diabetic test strips, antibiotics, asthma inhalers and birth control pills.
Can I get birth control from a walk in clinic Canada?
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. Some walk-in clinics will also provide prescriptions for birth control.
Can I get birth control pills without seeing a doctor?
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. Most people don’t need pelvic exams in order to get birth control pills.