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Utah Allows Pharmacists to Dispense Contraceptives Without Patient Prescription

April 12, 2019


The executive director of the Utah Department of Health signed a statewide standing order that allows women to purchase hormonal contraception without needing a prescription. Women will be able to receive birth control pills, contraceptive patches, or vaginal rings from participating pharmacists after they complete a health history form, have their blood pressure taken, and talk with the pharmacist about which contraceptive method will work best for them. Patients will still be responsible for covering the cost of their medications and the consultation with the pharmacist. Women will be required to provide proof of a visit with their women’s health care provider every two years.

View the standing order.

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