If you're worried because you just had sex and might become pregnant (no birth control, the condom broke, you've missed a Depo shot, etc.), you can get emergency contraception without a prescription, no matter what age you are.
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 we can provide 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 without insurance ranges from $40 to 56. If you do not have insurance, free, printable coupons are available at GoodRx.com to reduce the cost.
Pharmacies where you can get Plan B
- San Francisco City Clinic 356 7th Street (FREE after clinical evaluation)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tues: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thurs: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Costco 450 10th Street 415-626-4341
- Safeway 2300 16th Street 415-575-1130
- Visitacion Valley Pharmacy 100 Leland Ave. 415-239-5811
- Walgreen's 3801 and 5300 Third Street 415-671-0841
Get more information about Plan B
Learn more about other types of emergency contraception
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 but there are other options. Learn more
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.