Staying on top of prescriptions can be a challenge, and your birth control is no exception! To get all of the benefits and efficacy of your treatment, be sure to refill your prescription before you’ve run out. Skipping out on your birth control can have side effects. Missing your dose can disrupt your hormones and thus your period cycle resulting in early periods or spotting and, of course, increase your pregnancy risk. If you are leaving your local doctor for the new college semester, traveling, or unable to make it to an in-person visit for any reason, you can still refill your birth control prescription with a telehealth visit. Telehealth visits make it possible for you to refill your prescription no matter where you are, so there is no need to wait until you’re back home to see your doctor. If you’re interested in birth control but have concerns about making it to doctor’s appointments to manage your prescription, virtual visits may be your solution. You can schedule a telehealth visit with a provider and discuss which options might be right for you.