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:

Ulipristal Acetate (also known as EllaOne)

Ulipristal Acetate can be taken up to five days (120 hours) after having unprotected sex.


Levonorgestel (also known as Levonelle)

Levonorgestel 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. 

Many pharmacies are now able to offer emergency contraception. 

Please see the below list of pharmacies across the county that are part of the scheme offering free emergency contraception for people aged 13 and over.



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


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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