Emergency Contraceptive Pill (Morning After Pill)
The morning after pill or Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) is available for women without appointment if you think you are at risk of pregnancy within 72 hours of intercourse. If you are unsure please drop in and see us.
Please note you do not have to be 16 years of age in order to obtain the ECP however the pharmacist. must be sure you are able to give informed consent and understand the information and advice we give you. We must supply directly to the woman concerned as we need to carry out a consultation which involves a review of your relevant medical history and an assessment of your body mass index.
Your Body mass index (BMI) is important as a high BMI may reduce the effectiveness of the morning after pill or make it ineffective.
No appointment necessary and our DHB funds our ECP so its Free for New Zealand residents, after consultation if deemed appropriate.