Emergency Contraception Service

Our Emergency Contraception Service is administered by a specially trained pharmacist. In a private consultation, our pharmacist will ask you a few questions to advise you on the most suitable option available to you. Please call or visit your local store. Emergency contraception from Alphega Pharmacies is available without a prescription and, in some instances, it's also available free of charge*.

If you think your normal contraception has failed, or perhaps you’ve recently had unprotected sex, you may want to find out more about emergency contraception and the morning after pill. Come and visit your local Alphega Pharmacy for friendly and discreet emergency contraception advice.

In a private consultation, our pharmacist will ask you a few questions to advise you on the most suitable option available to you. Emergency contraception from Alphega Pharmacies is available without a prescription and, in some instances, it's also available free of charge*.

If you act quickly (within 72 hours) of unprotected sex, emergency contraception can usually stop you getting pregnant.

* This service may or may not be funded by the NHS and varies by locality.

Other information

Emergency contraception is most effective if you act quickly (ideally within 72 hours).

During a private consultation the pharmacist will advise you on the most suitable morning after pill after unprotected sex and help you to understand all of your options.

You can find the nearest Alphega Pharmacy providing the Emergency Contraception Service by using the Pharmacy Locator. (Services may differ between pharmacies so get in touch with your local pharmacy to make an enquiry and book your appointment).