So one time last November I took Plan B because I’m a sexually active 20-something who doesn’t want to get preggers. I went to the pharmacy and since it’s OTC they don’t take insurance and thus was $60…pretty annoying but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Anyway, I went to the doctor today and I read online that if you have it prescribed to you then the cost goes WAY down. So I asked my new doctor (after she prescribed me my normal BC) and she was pretty hostile and was like “the computer system usually doesn’t let us prescribe it…blah blah blah” so I was like “just please try” and then she asked why I wanted it. Like, umm, because sometimes I like making extra sure I don’t get pregnant in emergency situations (aka condoms breaking and being a bit more lax with my BC that particular month)? It’s not like I need 50 prescriptions of it! Also I don’t know how many times I’ve gone to the pharmacy with friends to pick up this little fucker. If anything, if I don’t use it, I’ll pawn it off on one of my friends.
Anyway, I finally got her to prescribe it and look: IT’S FREE. Well worth the awkward talk with the doctor (and let me just say, this shouldn’t have been an uncomfortable talk. FUCK!)
So all in all, ask your doctor to prescribe you Plan B in advance if you ever ever ever think you might need it.
Plan B, even though it’s OTC, can still be covered by insurance. You just have to tell them you want it on your insurance. If they say no, tell them to fuck off and try another pharmacy.
As a ex-pharmacy tech, I can tell you that I saw coworkers refuse to apply insurance simply out of personal prejudice. It’s fucked, and not exactly legal. But plan B should only cost your copay, not the full amount, if you have prescription insurance.