Online sexual health care with a doctor you choose

STI prevention or testing, erectile dysfunction, birth control counseling. Our HealthTap Primary Care doctors can offer specialized care and advice for issues related to Sexual Health.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I check my sexual health status online?

At HealthTap, sexual health advice is available at the push of a button. Online doctors can help patients learn more about their sexual health status by discussing their risk factors, recommending STI testing, and going over treatment plans in the event of any positive test results.

Sexual health is incredibly important, because we believe it can also impact a person's overall health and wellness. Don't be afraid to talk with a doctor online about sexual health issues today.

What sexual health services does HealthTap offer online with a doctor?

HealthTap offers a variety of services through telehealth appointments with their online primary care doctors regarding sexual health.

These sexual health services include:

  • Contraception management and prescriptions (including birth control pills and other non-procedural options)
  • Emergency contraception advice and prescriptions
  • Penis and testicle issues (some types of erectile dysfunction, libido deficiency, performance anxiety and premature ejaculation)
  • STI prevention and treatment online for some causes
  • Vaginal issues (libido deficiency, problems with orgasm, bladder infections, vulvovaginal itching, vaginal yeast infections)

For instances where an anus or genital exam is needed, patients may need to seek in-person care. HealthTap cannot manage HIV medications and health concerns like sexual assault or transgender hormonal care, which require in-person care and follow-up at a sexual health clinic or hospital.

Can telehealth treat STIs?

HealthTap's doctors can treat some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — previously known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) — with a simple telehealth appointment. Chlamydia, herpes (HSV), and trichomoniasis are all among the STIs that may be managed by an online doctor.

However, prior to receiving treatment, the STI should be diagnosed. Patients can speak to their online sexual health doctor for testing recommendations, which may vary depending on the symptoms they are exhibiting and any potential disease exposure they may have had. Positive lab test results for STIs and some other communicable diseases are reportable to local public health nurses as they may help check on treatment issues of patients and their partners.

Can I see a doctor online for erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction impacts millions of men across the United States, but not many feel comfortable discussing these types of health conditions with their in-person healthcare clinicians. HealthTap offers patients struggling with erectile dysfunction a more discreet way to manage and treat their symptoms without going into an office.

If an online primary care doctor focused on men's sexual health recommends medication to treat erectile dysfunction, it can be prescribed to almost any pharmacy that the patient chooses. Follow-up care is also available by text messaging, with patients usually receiving responses within one business day.

What is birth control counseling?

HealthTap's doctors caring for women's sexual health can provide patients with birth control counseling — an appointment where the provider discusses the available options. Subsequent visits for follow-up care ensure those options are still working well for the patient.

As patients age, their options for birth control may change. Birth control counseling also helps ensure that any contraceptive medication a patient has been prescribed remains safe for them through all stages of their reproductive life. Online sexual health doctors can also suggest safer options if any contraindications exist or if side effects occur or worsen. An in-person visit is needed for contraceptive injections, implants, IUD placement or other procedures.

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Sexual telehealth services

Birth control counseling

Birth control pills
Emergency contraception

STI prevention or treatment

Herpes/cold sores
Genital warts
Hepatitis B prevention

Penis and testicle issues

Erectile dysfunction
Penis or testicle issues
Premature ejaculation
Libido deficiency
Performance anxiety

Vaginal issues

Vaginal discharge
Yeast infection
Pelvic or vaginal symptoms
Ejaculation or orgasm issues
Urinary tract infections
Libido deficiency
Vulvovaginal itching

What we don't treat

  • Anabolic steroids and testosterone

  • HIV medications such as PreP or PEP

  • Transgender hormonal care

  • Abortion pills

  • Sexual assault

HealthTap virtual visits are not intended for use in medical emergencies

Always call 911 or your local emergency service immediately if you think you have an emergency. If you experience any of the following medical issues or any other critical or life-threatening situations, go immediately to an emergency room:

  • Chest Pain or Pressure
  • Convulsion or Seizure
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Mental Health or Substance Abuse Urgency
  • Moderate to Severe Burn
  • Pain Medication Overdose or Reaction (Narcotics)
  • Poisoning
  • Serious Head, Neck, or Back Injury
  • Serious Limb Impairment or Broken Bone
  • Significant, Uncontrolled Bleeding
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Unconsciousness

What we can't prescribe

There are some medications that telemedicine providers, including HealthTap doctors, rarely if ever prescribe or refill.

Opioids and other controlled substances like:
  • Adderall
  • Ativan
  • Norco
  • Oxycodone
  • Valium
  • Xanax
Psychiatric drugs like:
  • Abilify
  • Gabapentin
  • Lithium
Lifestyle drugs like:
  • Chantix
  • Contrave
  • Qsymia

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Reviewed by:


Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD, FACMI

Cofounder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthTap

Dr. Rutledge is a double-board certified physician who practiced and taught medicine for more than 25 years. He attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSD, and was certified by the boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He earned a PhD in medical computer science from Stanford, was an NIH-funded researcher, and served on clinical and teaching faculty at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSD medical schools. Before co-founding HealthTap, he created the first consumer health website and PHR at Healtheon/WebMD, was SVP of clinical transformation at First Consulting Group, CMIO at San Mateo Medical Center, and EVP, Product Development and Chief Medical Officer at Epocrates.