About Our Directory of Emergency Contraception Providers
In the U.S., progestin-only EC is available on the shelf without age restrictions to women and men. Look for Plan B One-Step, Take Action, Next Choice One-Dose, My Way or other generics in the family planning aisle.
Regulations on the sale of EC have changed frequently, so it can be quite confusing. Below is some information about how the different brands of EC are sold. If you want to use ella, call the pharmacy first to be sure that it is in stock.
Progestin-only EC (like Plan B One-Step and its generic forms Take Action, Next Choice One Dose and My Way) are approved for unrestricted sale on store shelves. Even though the package directions for the generics say that it’s intended for use by women ages 17 and older, anyone can buy it without needing to show ID. Plan B One-Step usually costs about $40-$50, and the generics cost about $35-$45.
- If you want to use insurance to purchase EC, go to the pharmacy counter and ask for help.
- You can order a generic form of Plan B One-Step at www.afterpill.com for $20 + $5 shipping. This site does not offer expedited shipping, so it's not meant for emergency use, but you can stock up and keep it on hand for future use.
- ella is sold by prescription only, regardless of age. You can also order ella through an online prescription service for $59, including shipping.
In this directory, you will find health care providers in private practice, family planning clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and other types of health care settings who offer information about and prescriptions for emergency contraception. Everyone listed has said they are willing and able to prescribe or provide emergency contraceptive pills. However, we can make no claims about the quality or cost of their services offered, so we encourage you to exercise caution when choosing a provider of emergency contraception – just as you would with any other decision about your medical care. It’s also possible that a provider listed in our database may be out of the office or has moved away. If the person you ask for is not available, please ask to be referred to someone else who can help you. (Click here for more calling tips). And let us know so that we can update our database.
We have made every effort to gather accurate information for this directory, but some names and phone numbers may have changed. If you find an error, please email askjames at princeton.edu so that we can correct it.
If a pharmacist refuses to dispense emergency contraception to you, please let us know.
If you are a clinician or represent a pharmacy that dispenses emergency contraception and you would like to be added to this directory, please click here.