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​​Insurance Coverage for Over-the-Counter Contraception

What's New?

The first-ever FDA-approved, over-the-counter (OTC) daily birth control pill is now available across the state.  This means individuals are no longer required to have a prescription to have access to a daily oral contraceptive.

Is This Covered by My Insurance?

We are strongly encouraging Pennsylvania insurers to cover OTC contraceptives with or without a prescription, and without requiring individuals to complete a drug exception process (that is, health plans providing essential health benefits must have a process in place allowing the consumer or their prescribing physician to request and get access to clinically appropriate medication not covered by their health plan​).​

Pennsylvanians should contact their insurer to see how OTC contraception may be covered under their plan. 

What if I have Questions or Issues?

​Pennsylvanians who have an OTC contraception coverage issue with their insurer or agent may contact our Consumer Services Bureau online​ or by calling 1-877-881-6388 ​ to ask a question or file a complaint.​