The birth control pill is one of the top methods of contraception in Canada. There are a number of oral contraceptive options available, all of which require a prescription. If you’re looking for information on how to get birth control, you’re in the right place. 

During your next visit to the doctors office, discuss the best birth control pill for your doctor and obtain a prescription from your doctor. In order to get birth control pills, a valid prescription issued from a Canadian doctor is required. You may also ask your doctor to fax the prescription over to PocketPills for faster service.  Once PocketPills has received your prescription, the Care Team will start preparing your order for shipment.

The easiest way to get birth control pills in Canada is to do the following:

  1. Get a valid online prescription from a doctor here in Canada 🔗 
  2. Fill your prescription online at PocketPills Pharmacy 🔗
  3. Get your birth control pills delivered at your door for free every month 🔗

In this article, we will discuss what birth control looks like in all Canadian provinces and territories like Alberta (AB), British Columbia (BC), Manitoba (MB), New Brunswick (NB), Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Northwest Territories (NT), Nova Scotia (NS), Nunavut ,Prince Edward Island (PEI), Ontario (ON),  Quebec (QC), Saskatchewan (SK) and Yukon.


Getting a Birth Control Prescription in Canada

If you need to get a prescription, there are a number of places you can go to get one, including:

Your doctor or medical professional will review your current medications, medical history, and general health to ensure that you are prescribed a birth control pill that best meets your needs. 


Filling Birth Control Prescription Online at Pocketpills

Filling your prescription with PocketPills is easy:

  • Create an account online🔗 or by downloading the PocketPills app 🔗
  •  Provide us with your current medical and pharmacy details:
    • Your current pharmacy’s details
    • Your health card
    • Private medical insurance information as applicable

If you do not have a running prescription at a pharmacy, you can take a picture of your prescription with your cell phone and upload it to the PocketPills app. You can also have your doctor fax us the prescription directly.

Once we receive all of your information, we will automatically notify you by text when we are getting your medication ready. You’ll know exactly when your prescription is being prepared, shipped and delivered


Benefits of Filling Your Prescription at Pocketpills:

  • No more trips to the pharmacy: PocketPills brings pharmacy to your doorstep. Fill prescription online and skip the pharmacy line ups for good. We deliver your medications right to you at your home/office, for free.

Never miss a dose: We sort your medication by dose into small, easy-to-open packets, so that you never forget taking your pill(s).

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  • Never run out: We can auto-refill your medications when they are due, so you never have to worry about running out. We can easily incorporate any changes in your prescription and can also coordinate renewals with your doctor so you get the right medications delivered to you on time.
  • Instantly connect with pharmacists: Have questions about your medication, its side effects or current health condition? Connect with PocketPills’ pharmacists via live chat, SMS, email or a phone call.
  • Is birth control free in Canada?

    Birth control is only free in the province of Ontario up until the age of 25. If you do have insurance coverage, a portion or all of the cost may be covered through your plan.

    Birth control is not free in Canadian provinces and territories like Alberta (AB), British Columbia (BC), Manitoba (MB), New Brunswick (NB), Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Northwest Territories (NT), Nova Scotia (NS), Nunavut (NU) ,Prince Edward Island (PEI), Quebec (QC), Saskatchewan (SK) and Yukon.

    At PocketPills we work with both provincial and private insurance plans, and will work together with them to solve any outstanding claims.

    How to get free birth control in Canada?

    Unless you have insurance coverage, birth control is only free in Ontario.  We work with both public and private insurance coverages, and will work together with them to resolve any outstanding claims.

    How to get birth control pills in Toronto?

    Birth control pills can be obtained from your doctor, sexual health clinic, or from Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Health Services

    Certain walk in clinics also provide prescriptions for birth control

    If you don’t have OHIP coverage, it is still possible to get a prescription from Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Health Services


    How much does birth control cost in Canada?

    Birth control costs can vary from province to province largely. However if we look at the national average in Canada, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon; The average monthly price of pills is $22/month; hormonal IUDs cost $350+ up front; non-hormonal IUDs cost $50, and injectable contraceptives cost $45, according to🔗

    Types of birth control pills?

    There are two main types of birth control pills:

    Combination pills 

    They contain synthetic hormones progestin and estrogen. The majority of the pills in a pack are active containing hormones and the remaining small number of pills are inactive. 

    Combination pills are available in a few types:

    • Monophasic: It includes pills for a month’s cycle and all pills have the same amount of hormones.
    • Multiphasic: The pills are for a month’s cycle, but pills have different amount of hormones.
    • Extended-cycle: They come as a pack for 13 weeks. Active pills need to be taken for straight 12 weeks followed by a week of inactive pills.

    Progestin-only pills

    These pills contain progestin as the main ingredient and do not have estrogen. Each pill in the progestin-only pack is active. They are an excellent options for female who cannot take estrogen for health reasons.


    What are some common side effects of birth control pills?

    Some side-effects women experience include:

    • Tender breasts
    • Nausea
    • Spotting
    • Headaches
    • Missed periods
    • Weight gain
    • Emotional fluctuations
    • Decreased libido
    • What birth control pills are available in Canada? 
    • Some popular birth pills among Canadians include:

    Combination pills

    Progestin-only pills


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