We'll only prescribe prescription medicine if we're confident it's safe and appropriate to do so. However, it's possible that should we make a wrong diagnosis, we will either a) give you prescription medicine(s) you don't need, or b) decline to treat you when in fact you could've been treated.
We only use prescription medicine recommended by widely-recognized clinical guidelines. There are alternatives to the treatments we prescribe. It's your right to request a prescription for these alternatives from other -providers or get over-the-counter medicines that can be used instead.
You always have the option to decline the prescription and not take emergency contraception. By not taking any treatment you do have a risk of becoming pregnant from having unprotected sex.
RISKS OF TAKING PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE The prescription medicine we use ulipristal acetate (ella®) is generally safe, but rarely can cause serious side effects including increased risk of severe allergic reaction, disability, and death.
Before taking any medicine, always read the package insert that comes with your medicine for a full list of side effects and warnings.
Do not take this medicine if you are already pregnant or think you are already pregnant.
Emergency contraception decreases the risk of unintended pregnancy but is not 100% effective.
Read the information below to understand how we can help and the risks involved.
If having unprotected sex was not consensual, (i.e. you were the victim of a rape or sexual assault), please see a doctor in person to report and get treatment instead of using our service.
If you think you are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) like chlamydia or gonorrhea, please look at our STD services.
If you'd like to start birth control medicine, please look at our birth control service.