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The Emergency Contraception Website - Your website for the "Morning After"

About Our Directory of Emergency Contraception Providers

In the U.S., Plan B One-Step is available without age restrictions to women and men (check the family planning aisle). One-pill generics (My Way and Next Choice One Dose) will soon be available on the shelf for consumers aged 17 and older, but this change has not taken effect yet; women aged 16 and younger still need a prescription. Two-pill generics (Levonorgestrel Tablets) are still available only behind the counter without prescription if you are 17 or older; younger women need a prescription.

 

There are currently several brands of emergency contraceptive pills that may be available in the United States. There are different regulations on how to purchase the different emergency contraceptive pills available in the United States, so it can be a bit confusing. For a comparison of the EC pills available in the U.S., click here.

  • Plan B One-Step is sold on the shelf (check the family planning aisle) with no restrictions. That means anyone can buy it without having to show ID. Plan B One-Step generally costs about $40-50.

  • Soon, the generic one-pill products (Next Choice One Dose and My Way) will be available on the shelf next to Plan B One-Step, but you need to be 17 to buy them. Be prepared to show ID to buy these products. These generics generally cost about $35-45.
  • The generic two-pill products Levonorgestrel Tablets are still available only at the pharmacy counter. Women and men aged 17 or older can buy them without a prescription. If you are 16 or younger, you need a prescription.
  • ella is sold by prescription only, regardless of age. You can also order ella through an online prescription service for $42, including next-day shipping.
We designed this directory to help you locate the closest provider in the United States who offers emergency contraceptive pills. If you want to use ella, or if you want to get a prescription for Levonorgestrel Tablets so your insurance will cover it, you will need to find a clinician (doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or certified nurse midwife) who you can write you a prescription. If want to buy progestin-only EC like Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One Dose or My Way over the counter, you can use our directory to find pharmacies near you that stock EC. It’s important take action as soon as possible if you had sex without using contraception, your birth control failed, or you were made to have sex against your will and you do not want to become pregnant. Be sure to tell the person who answers the phone that you need emergency contraception immediately. (Click here for more tips for calling).

 

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 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 ec3@opr.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.

 

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This website is operated by the Office of Population Research at Princeton University and by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and has no connection with any pharmaceutical company or for-profit organization.

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