Now offering birth control services

Macey’s Commitment to Women’s Health

We know how busy life is. Women have many roles and finding time to care for their own health can be challenging. Macey’s Women’s Health Services offer a simplified, no appointment needed, low cost solution for common health issues that affect women. Macey’s Pharmacies offer consultation and prescription services for hormonal contraception (birth control), uncomplicated urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections.

Birth Control Law / Recent change to legislation / Utah Hormonal Contraceptive Law

The role of pharmacists in Utah continues to expand. Utah passed the Utah Hormonal Contraceptive Law, Family Planning Access Act Utah Code 26-64-104 which authorizes pharmacists to write and dispense birth control prescriptions to female patients 18 years and older.

Pharmacist Training

Beyond the extensive training required to become a pharmacist, each of Macey’s Pharmacists has undergone additional training to provide these clinical services. Macey’s Pharmacists are required to complete nationally accredited Certification Programs and demonstrate knowledge of clinical practice recommendations prior to providing any of the Women’s Health Clinical Services.

What to expect during your visit

We understand potential sensitivity around the birth control service and want to ensure every patient feels comfortable discussing their birth control options with our pharmacists. Most of our pharmacies offer private consultation rooms, allowing for confidential discussion. Patient privacy is of the upmost importance. Each pharmacy team member will take every precaution to ensure your privacy and make you comfortable during your visit.

Our pharmacies accept walk-ins and have extended business hours to help you get in and out quickly.

  1. Complete a brief questionnaire.
  2. Our trained pharmacist will provide a short consultation, including a blood pressure check, review your medical history and discuss your birth control options.
  3. You will be provided with a birth control option and use instructions.

FAQ

  1. What birth control does this include?
    • Macey’s pharmacies are permitted to provide any self-administered hormonal contraceptive after a consultation with our qualified pharmacists. Self-administered hormonal contraceptives include: birth control tablets, patch and vaginal ring. This service does not include IUD or injectable birth control, please visit your doctor for additional options available.

  2. What type of prescription is available?
    • Once qualified, prescriptions for birth control issued by the pharmacy can be filled for up to a total of 2 years (One 12-month supply prescription with up to one renewal based upon a follow-up pharmacist consultation).

  3. What if the option doesn’t work?
    • Contraceptives are very effective when used correctly. Pharmacists will counsel patients on the proper use of contraceptives and what to do if a contraceptive dose is missed. Pharmacists can also discuss changing the type of hormonal contraceptive if the patient experiences side effects.

  4. How old do I have to be?
    • Due to state regulations, women must be 18 and older to use this service.

  5. Do I need insurance?
    • No, insurance is not required to take advantage of this service. Pharmacists are not able to bill Prescription or Medical insurances for the required pharmacist consultation. However, if you have insurance and qualify for a self-administered hormonal contraception prescription, your insurance can be used to cover the cost of the birth control prescription. The out-of-pocket consultation fee and any prescription copayment must be paid at the time of service.

  6. Do I need an appointment?
    • No appointment is needed, however, wait time may vary during peak hours. Please allow time for proper evaluation and treatment options.

  7. Which of our pharmacies are offering this service?
    • All Dan’s, Dick’s in Centerville, Fresh Market, Lin’s and Macey’s pharmacies are trained to provide hormonal contraceptive consultations and provide prescription options. For a list of pharmacy locations and hours, please click here.
      * Not available at Dick's Bountiful and Lin's Overton locations.

  8. What is the cost of the consultation fee and what does it include?
    • The low-cost consultation fee includes a brief medical history questionnaire and blood pressure check to ensure you are eligible for self-administered hormonal contraception (birth control). This fee is not covered by insurance. If you have insurance, it can be used to cover the cost of up to a 12-month supply of birth control.

  9. Do I have to visit my doctor?
    • Patients are encouraged to visit with their primary care provider on a regular basis for all recommended check-ups. Per Utah State Law, patients must attest they have met with a healthcare provider every 2 years to participate in a Pharmacy Hormonal Contraceptive program. Prescription hormonal contraception (birth control) does not alleviate the need for other health screenings that only your doctor can provide.
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