If you require the morning after pill, an assessment for eligibility and appropriateness will be carried out first. This service is free for women aged under 25, as an NHS service, although for women over the age of twenty-five, this a private service, paid for by you.
The morning-after pill as it is commonly known is an emergency hormonal contraceptive pill that can be taken after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It is recommended you take the pill as soon as possible after sexual intercourse. If you require the pill, one of our pharmacists will carry out a short assessment and questionnaire to establish if the treatment is suitable for you.
There are two drugs available in the UK without a prescription that are used as an Emergency Hormonal Contraceptive (EHC). Levonelle one-step and EllaOne. Levonelle One-step can be used for no longer than 72 hours after unprotected sex in order to prevent pregnancy. EllaOne is to be taken no longer than 120 hours after unprotected sex.
Our pharmacist will advise you which contraceptive pill is the most suitable for you during your consultation. The morning-after pill is only for emergency use when another form of contraceptive was not used or failed, and should never be used regularly or as a replacement for more standard forms of contraception
If you require the morning after pill, please speak to a member of staff who will get you to fill in a short questionnaire. The pharmacist will go through this with you, and if it is suitable, they will supply you with EHC or they will refer you to an alternative service provider if the Emergency Hormonal Contraception is not suitable for you.