New York State Pharmacists Authorized to Dispense Hormonal Contraceptives Without Prescription

On March 19th, 2024, Governor Kathy Hochul authorized New York State pharmacists to dispense three types of self-administered hormonal contraception medication without a prescription. These self-administered hormonal contraception medications are approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy and include the following:

  • Oral hormonal pill
  • Hormonal vaginal ring
  • Hormonal contraceptive patch

New York State pharmacists who choose to participate can dispense up to 12 months of a self-administered hormonal contraception at one time.

MetroPlusHealth Medicaid, Partnership In Care, and Enhanced (HARP) plan members receive drug benefits through NYRx, the Medicaid Pharmacy Program. Pharmacy providers click here for NYRx billing guidance.

All other MetroPlusHealth plan members: to find a participating pharmacist, locate and contact your local in-network pharmacy here.

last updated: July 2, 2024

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