Emergency contraception can be used if did not use contraception or your usual contraceptive method fails. For example a condom splits or you forget to take the pill.

Getting the emergency contraceptive pill for free

You can get both Levonelle and ellaOne free of charge from: 

  • contraception clinics
  • some pharmacies

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  • most sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • most NHS walk-in centres and minor injuries units 
  • most GP surgeries

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  • some hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments  

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