Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed – for example, a condom has split or you have missed a pill.
There are 2 types of emergency contraception:
- the emergency contraceptive pill – Levonelle or ellaOne (the "morning after" pill)
- the intrauterine device (IUD or coil)
Emergency Hormonal contraception can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Some pills can be used up to five days afterwards. A copper coil can be inserted up to five days afterwards to prevent implantation.
More information on emergency contraception is available on the NHS.uk website.
If you think you need emergency contraception you should contact a sexual health clinic, or a local pharmacy as soon as possible.
Pharmacies issuing emergency contraception
Please contact the pharmacy or clinics before visiting to confirm opening times and to make sure they have someone on duty who is qualified to issue emergency contraception free of charge.
Click on the pharmacy name to view location, directions and opening times.
- Georgemead Ltd (Cohens Chemist) 01562 825999 Hume Street Medical Centre, Kidderminster DY11 6SF
- Kidderminster Pharmacy 01562 743773 Coventry /Waterloo Street, Kidderminster DY10 2BG
- Kidderminster Health Centre 01562 514512 Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster DY10 1PG
- Boots Worcester 01905 726868 - Select Option 3 72-74 High Street, Worcester WR1 2EU
- Day Lewis PLC 01905 451157 22 Cranham Drive, Worcester WR4 9PA
- Kitsons Pharmacy 01905 22861 12 Broad Street, Worcester WR1 3LH
- Patel DS (Claines Pharmacy) 01905 453703 153-155 Ombersley Road, Worcester WR3 7X
- Henwick Halt - PCT Healthcare t/a Murrays Healthcare 01905 422003 1A Ingles Drive, Henwick Halt, Worcester WR2 5AH
- Worcester Turnpike- PCT Healthcare t/a Murrays Healthcare 01905 763274 Turnpike House Medical Centre, 35 Newtown Road, Ronkswood, Worcester WR5 1HG
- Scales Pharmacy - Astwood/Rainbow Hill 01905 23822 42 Astwood Road, Rainbow Hill, Worcester WR3 8EZ
- Scales Pharmacy - Ronkswood 01905 353274 27 Lichfield Avenue, Ronkswood, Worcester WR5 1NW
- Scales Pharmacy- Upper Tything 01905 22136 37-38 Upper Tything, Worcester WR1 1JZ
- Superdrug Pharmacy 01905 24018 4-5 St Swithins Street, Worcester WR1 2PY
- Yau PM (J&J Pharmacy) 01905 354651 177 Bath Road, Worcester WR5 3AQ
- Aconbury North 0300 123 1731 Aconbury North, WRH, Newtown Road, Worcester WR5 1JG
- Stourport Healthcare- Stourport Pharmacy 01299 822850 Dunley Road, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 0AA
- Apollo Pharmacy 01527 592109 15, William Street, Redditch B97 4AJ
- Boots - Redditch 01527 68166 - Select Option 3 1-4 Kingfisher Walk, Redditch B97 4EY
- Crabbs Cross Redditch- Knights Chemist 01527 402146 - Select Option 2 434 Evesham Road, Crabbs Cross, Redditch B97 5JB
- Headless Cross Redditch- Knights Chemist 01527 545194 - Select Option 2 65 Evesham Road, Headless Cross, Redditch B97 4JX
- Winyates Redditch - Knights Chemist 01527 529277 - Select Option 2 Winyates Health Centre, Winyates Centre, Redditch B98 0NR
- Astwood Bank Redditch - Knights Chemist 01527 893288 - Select Option 2 1196B Evesham Road, Astwood Bank, Redditch B96 6AA
- Stock & Lindasy 01527 501817 3 Matchborough Close, Matchborough Way, Redditch B98 0EP
- Arrowside Unit 01527 488588 Arrowside unit, Woodrow Drive, Redditch B98 7UB
- Bromsgrove Birmingham Road- Knights Chemist 01527 835984 - Select Option 2 36 Birmingham Road, B61 0DD
- Bromsgrove Catshill - Knights Chemist 01527 872469 - Select Option 2 155-157 Golden Cross Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove B61 0JZ
- Bromsgrove Market Street- Knights Chemist 01527 833133 - Select Option 2 18 Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA
- Wythall Pharmacy 01564 822198 221 Station Road, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6ET
- Boots Droitwich 01905 773219 - Select Option 2 50 St Andrews Square, Droitwich WR9 8HE
- Flintlow Ltd (Droitwich Pharmacy) 01905 771036 DHC, Ombersley Street East, Droitwich WR9 8RD
- Barnards Green Pharmacy 07709 797313 93-95 Barnards Green, Malvern WR14 3LU
- Evans Pharmacy (Malvern) 01684 575216 Galen house, 231 Worcester Road, Malvern WR14 1SU
- Morrisons Pharmacy - Malvern 01684 577738 Roman Way, Malvern Link, Malvern WR14 1PZ
- Malvern-PCT Healthcare t/a Murrays Healthcare 01684 891940 Maple Road, Enigma Business Park, Malvern WR14 1GQ
- Victoria Pharmacy- PCT Healthcare t/a Murrays Healthcare 01684 575990 146 Worcester Road, Malvern Link WR14 1SS
- Morrisons Pharmacy - Evesham 01386 40610 Four Pools Road, Evesham WR11 1DX
- Shaunak's Ltd- Evesham Vale 01386 47613 Evesham Medical Centre, Abbey Lane, Evesham WR11 4BS
- Shaunak's Ltd- Waterside 01386 443222 01386 443222 WR11 1JZ
- Jagpal (B&H) — Healthpoint Pharmacy 01299 403034 66 Load Street, Bewdley DY12 2AW