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 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 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.
Lloyds Pharmacy, 56 High Street, Billingshurst RH14 9NY
Boots, 108 Felpham Road, Felpham, Bognor Regis PO22 7PP
Boots, 47 London Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1PQ
Day Lewis Pharmacy, Maywood Healthcare Centre, 225 Hawthorn Road
Lloyds Pharmacy, 47 Queensway, Bognor Regis, PO21 1QN
Kamsons Pharmacy, 11 Royal Parade, Central Avenue, North Bersted, Bognor Regis
Hopkins Pharmacy, 29 Station Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9DE
Kamsons Pharmacy, 13a Eastgate Square, Chichester PO19 1JL
Stephens Pharmacy, 7 The Ridgeway, Sherbourne Road, Parklands, Chichester PO19
Kamsons Pharmacy, 8 Furnace Parade, Furnace Green, Crawley RH10 6NX
Kamsons Pharmacy, 12-14 Broadfield Barton, Crawley RH11 9BA
Lloyds Pharmacy, 9 Tilgate Parade, Tilgate, Crawley RH10 5EH
Day Lewis Pharmacy, 7 The Parade, North End, London Road, East Grinstead
Lloyds Pharmacy, 86 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PX
Boots, 1 Swan Walk, Horsham RH12 1HQ
Day Lewis Pharmacy, The Park Surgery, Albion Way, Horsham RH12 1BG
Rudgwick Pharmacy, 22 Martlet Court, Church Street, Rudgwick, Horsham RH12 3HA
Cokeham Pharmacy, 2-3 Inglecroft Court, Cokeham Road, Sompting, Lancing BN15 0AN
Boots, 14 Finisterre Way, Beaumont Park, Littlehampton BN17 6RA
Boots, 149-151 High Street, Selsey PO20 0QB
Bakhai, 7-11 East Street, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5ZE
Boots, 40-44 High Street, Shoreham By Sea BN43 5DA
Day Lewis Pharmacy, 10 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5WB
Greens Chemist, 1-3 St MaryS Road, Shoreham By Sea BN43 5ZA
Paydens Pharmacy, Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane, Steyning BN44 3RJ
Lloyds Pharmacy, 1 North Street, Storrington RH20 4DJ
Boots, Unit A, Lyons Farm Retail Park, Worthing BN14 9LA
Kamsons Pharmacy, 22-24 Broadwater Street West, Worthing, BN14 9DA
Lime tree Pharmacy, Lime Tree Avenue, Worthing BN14 0DL
Paydens Pharmacy, 3-4 Broadwater Boulevard, Worthing, BN14 8JE
Superdrug Pharmacy, 42-46 Montague Street, Worthing BN11 3HE