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PRESCRIPTION FOR EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

If you're worried because you just had sex and might become pregnant (no birth control, the condom broke, you've missed a shot, etc.), you can get emergency contraception over-the-counter without a prescription, regardless of age.

Private insurance, MediCal, and Family PACT cover the cost of the medicine, but if you go to the pharmacy without a prescription, you may be charged an extra $10 pharmacy consult fee. You will not have to pay the extra $10 if you use the prescription below.

This prescription is for one type of emergency contraception, a pill containing progestin (brand name: Plan B, or equally effective generic versions: Take Action, Next Choice One Dose, or My Way).

The cost to buy this medication without insurance ranges from $40-56.

Select Prices and Pharmacy Locations for Plan B

  • City Clinic 356 7th Street; 8-4 M-W-F, 3-6 TU, 3-4 TH: FREE after clinical evaluation
  • Costco 450 10th Street 415-626-4341 *$56.00
  • Safeway 2300 16th Street 415-575-1130 *$47.83 + tax
  • Visitacion Valley Pharmacy 100 Leland Ave. 415-239-5811 *$40.89 + tax
  • Walgreen's 3801 and 5300 Third Street 415-671-0841 *$54 for Plan B, $43 for generic

There are also other types of emergency contraception available. Click here to learn more.

MORE INFO ON PLAN B

FILL IN THE INFORMATION BELOW, THEN CLICK "GET A PRESCRIPTION". SELECT A PHARMACY FROM THE PULL-DOWN MENU ON THE NEXT PAGE AND CLICK FAX, OR PRINT OUT THE PRESCRIPTION AND TAKE IT TO YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY.

 

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY PREGNANT, SUSPECT YOU ARE PREGNANT, HAVE UNDIAGNOSED ABNORMAL GENITAL BLEEDING, OR KNOWN SENSITIVITIES TO ANY COMPONENT OF THE PRODUCT, CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING THIS MEDICATION. QUESTIONS? CALL (415) 487-5595.

NOTE: If you weigh more than 165 pounds, Plan B may not be effective against pregnancy. You may click here for other options. Any emergency contraception is better than none if you need it, so in an emergency, use Plan B if you don't have another option.

   
 
Last modified on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
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