Macey’s Commitment to Women’s Health
We know how busy life is. Women have many roles and finding time to care for their own
health can be challenging. Macey’s Women’s Health Services offer a
appointment needed, low cost solution for common health issues that affect women.
Macey’s Pharmacies offer consultation and prescription services for hormonal contraception
control), uncomplicated urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections.
Birth Control Law / Recent change to legislation / Utah Hormonal
The role of pharmacists in Utah continues to expand. Utah passed the Utah Hormonal
Contraceptive Law, Family Planning Access Act Utah Code 26-64-104 which authorizes
pharmacists to write and dispense birth control prescriptions to female patients 18
years and older.
Beyond the extensive training required to become a pharmacist, each of
has undergone additional training to provide these clinical services.
are required to complete nationally accredited Certification Programs and demonstrate
knowledge of clinical practice recommendations prior to providing any of the Women’s
Health Clinical Services.
What to expect during your visit
We understand potential sensitivity around the birth control service and want to ensure
every patient feels comfortable discussing their birth control options with our
Most of our pharmacies offer private consultation rooms, allowing for confidential
discussion. Patient privacy is of the upmost importance. Each pharmacy team member will
take every precaution to ensure your privacy and make you comfortable during your visit.
Our pharmacies accept walk-ins and have extended business hours to help you get in and
- Complete a brief questionnaire.
- Our trained pharmacist will provide a short consultation, including a blood pressure
check, review your medical history and discuss your birth control options.
- You will be provided with a birth control option and use instructions.
- What birth control does this include?
What type of prescription is available?
- Macey’s pharmacies are permitted to provide any self-administered
after a consultation with our qualified pharmacists. Self-administered hormonal
contraceptives include: birth control tablets, patch and vaginal ring. This
service does not
include IUD or injectable birth control, please visit your doctor for additional
What if the option doesn’t work?
- Once qualified, prescriptions for birth control issued by the pharmacy can be
filled for up
to a total of 2 years (One 12-month supply prescription with up to one renewal
based upon a
follow-up pharmacist consultation).
How old do I have to be?
- Contraceptives are very effective when used correctly. Pharmacists will counsel
the proper use of contraceptives and what to do if a contraceptive dose is
Pharmacists can also discuss changing the type of hormonal contraceptive if the
experiences side effects.
Do I need insurance?
- Due to state regulations, women must be 18 and older to use this service.
Do I need an appointment?
- No, insurance is not required to take advantage of this service. Pharmacists are
not able to
bill Prescription or Medical insurances for the required pharmacist
if you have insurance and qualify for a self-administered hormonal contraception
prescription, your insurance can be used to cover the cost of the birth control
prescription. The out-of-pocket consultation fee and any prescription copayment
must be paid
at the time of service.
Which of our pharmacies are offering this service?
- No appointment is needed, however, wait time may vary during peak hours. Please
for proper evaluation and treatment options.
What is the cost of the consultation fee and what does it include?
- All Dan’s, Dick’s in Centerville, Fresh Market, Lin’s and Macey’s pharmacies are
provide hormonal contraceptive consultations and provide prescription options.
For a list of
pharmacy locations and hours, please click here.
Do I have to visit my doctor?
- The low-cost consultation fee includes a brief medical history questionnaire and
pressure check to ensure you are eligible for self-administered hormonal
(birth control). This fee is not covered by insurance. If you have insurance, it
can be used
to cover the cost of up to a 12-month supply of birth control.
- Patients are encouraged to visit with their primary care provider on a regular
basis for all
recommended check-ups. Per Utah State Law, patients must attest they have met
healthcare provider every 2 years to participate in a Pharmacy Hormonal
program. Prescription hormonal contraception (birth control) does not alleviate
the need for
other health screenings that only your doctor can provide.