The Morning After Pill - FREE at our Pharmacy

The morning after pill (EHC) is available FREE at our Preston pharmacy on Plugington Road. It is available for all and 2 types are available. More information is below.

With no appointments needed, an easily accessible location and just a quick consultation. We ensure a hassle free service to all our patients. Simply walk in and ask to speak to one of our friendly and professional pharmacists about the morning after pill.

Our pharmacist will need to see the person that the emergency contraception is intended for, and will need to ask a few questions regarding the patients’ medical history. This is done in the privacy of our consultation room. Everything discussed is in complete confidence therefore you can feel completely comfortable when using this service.

We have two different morning after pills available from our pharmacy: 

Levonelle has to be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of sex to prevent pregnancy. It doesn’t interfere with your regular method of contraception.

ellaOne has to be taken within 120 hours (5 days) of sex to prevent pregnancy.

During your consultation our pharmacist will decide which pill is better suited to your needs.

Get the morning after pill in Preston by visiting DDL Davies Pharmacy. We are here for you. You can also speak to a member of our team if you would like to find out more about this service.

free contraception Preston

Facts & Questions about Emergency Contraception

Needing emergency contraception can be an anxious and nervous time. Understanding the options and facts around the morning after pill can help with any worries, or uncertainties there may be. Please read the below commonly asked questions and facts.

Is the morning after pill free of charge?

YES. We provide the Levonelle One Step for FREE following a consultation with one of our qualified pharmacists.

When can I access this service at DDL Davies Pharmacy?

There is always a pharmacist available during our opening hours which are 9am-6pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4.30pm on Saturday.

When do I need to take the morning after pill following unprotected sex?

As soon as possible. The sooner you take it, the more effective it will be. The Levonelle One Step remains effective up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

What if it has already been 72 hours since I had unprotected sex?

Not to worry! The ellaOne tablet is effective up to 120 hours (5 days) following unprotected sex. Although this is not available for free, you can buy ellaOne over the counter.

Who can have the morning after pill?

You will undergo a clinical consultation with one of our pharmacists to assess whether it is safe for you to have either Levonelle One Step or ellaOne.

What if it is clinically unsuitable for me to have the morning after pill?

There are other options available to you and we will refer you to the relevant health care professional to be seen as soon as possible.

Will anyone find out I have had the morning after pill?

NO! All our consultations are 100% confidential and carried out in our consultation room. The questions we ask and the data we collect are only accessible by the staff at the pharmacy. We understand this can be a worrying and anxious time for anyone, however we have highly trained staff who will respond to your query in a highly professional manner.

Can I bring someone with me?

YES. We have a chaperone policy which allows you to bring someone with you if this makes you feel more comfortable.

Do I need to make an appointment and how long does it take?

NO. Just pop in anytime and you will be seen as soon as possible. The consultation takes less than 5 minutes.

Still Have a Question? Please Ask Anything, We are Here to Help.

Simple leave your details and message or pop into your local pharmacy!