Pandia Health Launches Fund to Bring Free Birth Control to Uninsured

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In Honor of Women's History Month, the FemTech Health Start-Up Will Also Offer Discounts for Online Consultations to Get Prescriptions

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandia Health, a health service startup founded by a female physician that

provides free birth control delivery, today announced the launch of the Pandia Health Birth Control Fund to provide free birth control to those without insurance.

According to a recent report by the Urban Institute, many women report barriers to contraception access. Lack of insurance coverage for birth control (46%) and the cost of birth control (41%) were listed among the most common hardships.

Pandia Health Birth Control Fund is a non-profit fund that provides free birth control and telemedicine consultations to uninsured women who could not otherwise afford those services. The fund is a project of the Center for Policy Analysis, which aims to get healthcare for all.

"For women, access to birth control and information about reproductive health is critical and directly affects quality of life," said Pandia Health CEO Co-Founder, Dr. Sophia Yen. "At Pandia Health, we are committed to making women's lives better, and the PHBC Fund helps us do just that."

Those interested in applying for free birth control can do so by going to www.PandiaHealth.com/socialgood and filling out a brief application. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed and   acceptance will be granted based on availability and need. In honor of Women's History Month, Pandia Health will also give a $10 discount for new telemedicine patients with the discount code: HERSTORY at checkout.

Help Those in Need Get Free Birth Control"We've had many individuals tell us that they want to contribute in some way to help women in need," continued Dr. Yen. "That's why we started the Pandia Health Birth Control fund--to help more women get access to the birth control they need and enable others to help in that mission."

Those interested in donating to Pandia Health Birth Control Fund can make a tax deductible donation at Pandiahealth.com/socialgood.

Pandia Health Services Founded by a team of women, Pandia Health bridges the gap between telemedicine, prescription management, and convenient access to medication. Women with an existing birth control (pill, patch, or ring) prescription can sign up and receive free delivery of their medication to the address of their choice. Women who don't have a prescription can obtain one through an online consultation with a physician for $39; free delivery also applies. Thanks to a recent bill in California that went into effect January 1st, patients can choose to receive now up to 12 months worth of birth control cycles, further saving time and reducing the risk of running out.

Pandia Health is currently available in California with plans to expand into Florida, Massachusetts, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia by the end of 2017.

About Pandia Health Pandia Health is improving women's lives by providing a one-stop solution for birth control. By enabling online medical consults and automating prescription delivery, Pandia is empowering all women with convenient and reliable access to control their reproductive health. Pandia Health services are currently available in California with plans to expand across the United States in 2017.

For more information, visit pandiahealth.com

Media contact: MSR Communications, Chey Bell, chey@msrcommunications.com, 415-989-900

 

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SOURCE Pandia Health



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