Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is available at health centers and pharmacies around town.

No matter how old you are, you can get emergency contraception pills including Plan B One-Step, Next Choice ONE DOSE, My Way, After Pill and Levonorgestrel. Guys can buy emergency contraception too, and they’re available over the counter at a pharmacy with no prescription. You can also purchase them online.

Anyone of any age can get a prescription for the emergency contraception pill ella from a medical provider. Like almost any form of birth control, you can get this prescription without a parent’s permission.

In North Carolina, an individual pharmacist can refuse to fill your prescription for emergency contraception if it goes against their personal moral or religious beliefs. However, they MUST help you get your prescription in a timely manner by referring you to someone who can fill your prescription.

If you’ve been sexually assaulted and want emergency contraception, you can go directly to the emergency room of the closest hospital and ask them for it. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). Open 24 hours, the hotline will connect you to emergency contraception providers near you.