University of Vermont


Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception (ECP or Morning After Pill) can be used if you have had unprotected vaginal sex and don't want to get pregnant.

Situations for use include:

  • you had vaginal sex without birth control
  • the condom broke or slipped off
  • you missed taking two or more birth control pills
  • you were two or more days late starting your pack
  • your diaphragm slipped out of place
  • you missed your birth control shot
  • you had unwanted sex or were forced to have sex (we recommend you contact a provider for additional support)

Do I need a prescription for Plan B or Next Choice and if so how do I get one?

No. EC is available without a prescription but may be free or less expensive if you have a provider prescribe it. Contact us to obtain a prescription during our business hours. An appointment is not necessary. DO NOT delay in taking EC to get a prescription if we are closed.

Where can I purchase Plan B or Next Choice?

Regardless of whether or not you have a prescription, you can purchase EC at these locations which are within walking distance of UVM. A $10 coupon for Plan B may be available at

Name Location/Phone
FAHC—UHC Pharmacy (in same building as UVM Student Health)
1 S. Prospect St., First Floor
FAHC—Hospital Pharmacy 111 Colchester Ave.
Rite Aid Pharmacy 158 Cherry St.
Lakeside Pharmacy 242 Pearl St.
Planned Parenthood 183 St. Paul St.


Last modified May 05 2014 06:00 PM