NURX (YC W16) Prescribes and Delivers Medications On-Demand, To Your Door

by Y Combinator3/22/2016

NURX is a company launching out of our Winter 2016 class that aims to reduce the barriers to getting medications such as birth control for everyone, regardless of
where they live.

NURX prescribes and delivers medication without you ever having to set foot in a doctor’s office. The company is starting by prescribing and delivering birth control and emergency contraceptives, and next plans to expand to offer HIV prevention medications Truvada and PReP.

7×7 Magazine wrote about NURX in a story published earlier this year:

“If you’re a woman living in the United States, you already know that
getting your hands on birth control can be a complex and expensive
process. A new SF-based app called Nurx is offering a digital solution
to getting your b.c. on time and at an affordable price. 
Founded by Hans Gangeskar and Dr. Edvard Engesaeth, Nurx is
the newest white glove service to offer home delivery in the Bay Area.
But instead of clothes or food, Nurx is offering to deliver the
ring/pill/patch straight to your door in less than 48 hours. Plus, it’s
free to use with insurance. 
‘Research shows that the easier and more affordable birth control is,
the more women will use it. Women should not have to jump through
unnecessary hoops, just to access birth control,’ said Dr. Edvard
Engesaeth, co-founder of Nurx.
Here’s how it works: You choose your preferred brand of birth
control, answer a few questions, enter your insurance information, and
place your order all on the website. A Nurx physician will review your
order and write your prescription, and the medication is delivered to
you at no cost, if you have insurance. If you don’t have insurance, the
prescription and delivery are still free, and the medication itself
starts at $15. It’s that easy.”

Read more about NURX in 7×7, CNN, and Elle, and visit their website at


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