Emergency Contraception information

Emergency hormonal contraceptive pill (EHC)

 

What is the emergency hormonal contraceptive pill?

The effectiveness of the emergency contraceptive pill decreases over time. If it is taken within 24 hours of having unprotected sex; it prevents 95% of pregnancies.

 

There are two types of EHC pill:

ellaOne

ellaOne is a newer type of emergency contraceptive pill that can be taken up to five days (120 hours) after having unprotected sex. It is available from our service.

 

Levonelle

Levonelle is the most commonly used. It can be taken up to three days (72 hours) after having unprotected sex. 

The effectiveness of Levonelle decreases over time. If it is taken within 24 hours of having unprotected sex; it prevents 95% of pregnancies. That’s why you need to get EHC as soon as possible!

Many pharmacies are now able to offer emergency contraception for sale. Some pharmacies are part of the scheme able to offer free emergency contraception for 13 – 21 year olds. As you will need a consultation with the pharmacist; it is advisable to telephone first to make sure someone is available to see you.

Please see the below list of pharmacies across the county that are part of the scheme offering free emergency contraception for 13 – 21 year olds.

 

FAQ's

Lloyds Pharmacy, 56 High Street, Billingshurst RH14 9NY
01403 782668

Day Lewis Pharmacy, Maywood Healthcare Centre, 225 Hawthorn Road
01243 823461

Kamsons Pharmacy, 11 Royal Parade, Central Avenue, North Bersted, Bognor Regis
01243 821721

Hopkins Pharmacy, 29 Station Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9DE
01444 233277

Kamsons Pharmacy, 13a Eastgate Square, Chichester PO19 1JL
01243 782194

Stephens Pharmacy, 7 The Ridgeway, Sherbourne Road, Parklands, Chichester PO19
01243 782695

Kamsons Pharmacy, 8 Furnace Parade, Furnace Green, Crawley RH10 6NX
01293 528107

Lloyds Pharmacy, 86 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PX
01273 832244

Day Lewis Pharmacy, The Park Surgery, Albion Way, Horsham RH12 1BG
01403 263395

Rudgwick Pharmacy, 22 Martlet Court, Church Street, Rudgwick, Horsham RH12 3HA
01403 823791


Cokeham Pharmacy, 2-3 Inglecroft Court, Cokeham Road, Sompting, Lancing BN15 0AN
01903 753454

Boots, 149-151 High Street, Selsey PO20 0QB
01243 602217

Bakhai, 7-11 East Street, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5ZE
01274 461951

Day Lewis Pharmacy, 10 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5WB
01273 453309

Greens Chemist, 1-3 St MaryS Road, Shoreham By Sea BN43 5ZA
01273 464139


Lloyds Pharmacy, 1 North Street, Storrington RH20 4DJ
01903 742313

Kamsons Pharmacy, 22-24 Broadwater Street West, Worthing, BN14 9DA
01903 201670


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