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.

 

FAQ's

Lloyds Pharmacy (Arundel Health Centre)
Green Lane Close
Arundel
West Sussex
BN18 9HG
Tel: 01903 882261

West Meads Pharmacy
5 The Precinct
West Meads
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 5SB
Tel: 01243 823149

Day Lewis Pharmacy
Maywood Healthcare Centre
225 Hawthorn Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 2UW
Tel: 01243 823461

Dexters Pharmacy
7 Water Tower Buildings
London Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1PN
Tel: 01243 821488

Jordans Pharmacy
14-15 The Parade
Pagham
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 4TW
Tel: 01243 264211

Superdrug Pharmacy Plc
14-16 London Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1PY
Tel: 01243 863659

Hopkins Pharmacy
29 Station Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 9DE
Tel: 01444 233277

Pharmacy4U Ltd
113 Lower Church Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 9AA
Tel: 01444 232171

Stephens Pharmacy
7 The Ridgeway
Sherbourne Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 3LA
Tel: 01243 782695

Kamsons Pharmacy
13A Eastgate Square
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1JL
Tel: 01243 782194

Pharmacy Link
6-7 New Parade
East Wittering
Chichester
West Sussex
PO20 8EA
Tel: 01243 671947

Asda Crawley Pharmacy
Pegler Way
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 7AH
Tel: 01293 663400

Crawley Chemists Ltd
1st Floor Cross Keys House
14 Haslett Avenue
West Sussex
RH10 1HS
Tel: 01293 522160

Crawley Down Pharmacy
14 Old Station Close
Crawley Down
West Sussex
RH10 4TX
Tel: 01342 716970

Day Lewis Pharmacy
52 Ewhurst Road
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 7HE
Tel: 01293 400848

Gossops Green Pharmacy
7 Gossops Parade
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 8HH
Tel: 01293 526239

Kassam Pharmacy
77 Gales Drive
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 1QA
Tel: 01293 522919

Lloyds Pharmacy (In Sainsbury’s)
Crawley Avenue
West Green
West Sussex
RH10 8NF
Tel: 01293 552750

Manning Pharmacy
9 Dorsten Square
Crawley
West Sussex
RH11 8XW
Tel: 01293 517346

T/A Geddes Chemist
211 Three Bridges Road
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 1LG
Tel: 01293 524451

Lloyds Pharmacy
Moatfield Surgery
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3GW
Tel: 01342 322239

Day Lewis Pharmacy
7 The Parade London Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1QL
Tel: 01342 313840

Lloyds Pharmacy
19 - 21 Sea Road
East Preston
West Sussex
BN16 1JN
Tel: 01903 782092

Lloyds Pharmacy
14 Strand Parade
Goring On Sea
West Sussex
BN12 6DJ
Tel: 01903 243434

Kamsons Pharmacy
38 Larch Way
Northlands Avenue
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3TY
Tel: 01444 453280

Day Lewis Pharmacy
Unit 4 Shopping Precinct
North Heath Lane
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 5PJ
Tel: 01403 253943

Day Lewis Pharmacy
Park Surgery
Albion Way
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1BG
Tel: 01403 263395

Superdrug Pharmacy Plc
Units 35-37
Swan Walk
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1HQ
Tel: 01403 251491

Lloyds Pharmacy
86 High Street
Hurstpierpoint
West Sussex
BN6 9PX
Tel: 01273 832244

Gill Pharmacy
45 South Street
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 8AN
Tel: 01903 752191

Pharmacy4U Ltd
33 High Street
Lindfield
West Sussex
RH16 2HJ
Tel: 01444 483614

Courts Pharmacy
83 High Street
Lindfield
West Sussex
RH16 2HN
Tel: 01444 483130

Glyn Norris Pharmacy
1 Wick Parade
Wick Street
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 7JQ
Tel: 01903 715891

MH Pharmacy Riverbank Medical Centre
Dodsley Lane
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 9AW
Tel: 01730 813255

Midhurst Pharmacy
Whithorne House
North Street
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 9DH
Tel: 01730 813231

Day Lewis Pharmacy
10 Brunswick Road
Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 5WB

Greens Pharmacy
1/3 St Marys Road
Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 5ZA
Tel: 01273 464139

Park Pharmacy
193b Upper Shoreham Road
Shoreham
West Sussex
BN43 6BF
Tel: 01273 454030

Cokeham Pharmacy
2-3 Inglecroft Court
Cokeham Road
Sompting
West Sussex
BN15 0AN
Tel: 01903 753454

Paydens Pharmacy Steyning Health Centre
Tanyard Lane
Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3RJ
Tel: 01903 815615

Lloyds Pharmacy
1 North Street
Storrington
West Sussex
RH20 4DH
Tel: 01903 742313

Asda Ferring Pharmacy
Littlehampton Road
Ferring Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6PN
Tel: 01903 540100

Kamsons Pharmacy
22-24 Broadwater Street West
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 9DA
Tel: 01903 201670

Lime Tree Pharmacy
Lime Tree Avenue
Findon Valley
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 0DL
Tel: 01903 694143

McCormick Pharmacy
6-10 Rectory Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 7PA
Tel: 01903 202457

Paydens Pharmacy
56 Teville Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1UY
Tel: 01903 202746

Paydens Pharmacy
3-4 Broadwater Boulevard
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8JE
Tel: 01903 201331

Shelley Pharmacy
23 Shelley Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 4BS
Tel: 01903 200100

Superdrug Pharmacy Plc
44-46 Montague Street
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 3HE
Tel: 01903 211287

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