FREE ECP From selected pharmacies

Many pharmacies in the Bay of Plenty can provide FREE Emergency Contraceptive consultations and medications to patients under the age of 25 years who are NZ residents. This no appointment necessary service provides women with a confidential consultation with an accredited pharmacist to discuss the the most effective treatment for them and if appropriate provide them with a FREE supply of the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (morning after pill) and condoms. 

The ECP can be used after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It can be taken up to 72 hours(3 days)  after unprotected sex but the earlier it is taken the better protection it offers. The emergency contraceptive pill is up to 98% effective if take within the indicated time frames.

If you have had unprotected sex come and talk to your pharmacist for the trusted, confidential advice and treatment.

 

How does it work?

The pill works by delaying the release of an egg from our ovary until the sperm are no longer active and by changing the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation.

The ECP does not work if you are already pregnant and will not cause an abortion. It does not affect your ability to get pregnant at a later stage. It is also safe to take more than once but is not designed to be used as a regular form of contraception and does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. 

Your pharmacist can advise you where you can access local contraceptive and sexual health testing services.

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What to do next

After taking the ECP it is advisable to have both a pregnancy test and a sexual health check. It is also a good time to talk to a provider about the best form of regular contraception for you. You can purchase a pregnancy test from your pharmacy or be tested at your General Practice, Family planning or local sexual health provider. The Protected and Proud website provides a comprehensive list of local providers.

 

Talk to one of our accredited pharmacists about emergency contraception. Your pharmacist is the health professional you see most often so you can be assured of receiving the right help, advice and support.

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BOPCPG Pharmacies providing "ECP - Free Emergency Contraception" services

 

My Pharmacy Papamoa Plaza
Shop 9 Papamoa Plaza,
7 Gravatt Road,
Papamoa,
Tauranga,
PH:07 572 0355
My Pharmacy Palm Springs
3 Palm Springs Boulevard,
Papamoa Beach,
Tauranga,
Papamoa,
PH:07 542 2837
My Pharmacy Te Puke
96 Jellicoe Street,
Te Puke,
Te Puke,
PH:07 573 0390
My Pharmacy Centralmed
434 Devonport Road,
Tauranga South,
Tauranga,
Tauranga,
PH:07 928 8004
Unichem Brookfield Pharmacy
85 Bellevue Rd, Brookfield,
Brookfield,
Tauranga,
Bay Of Plenty,
PH:75765132
Unichem Cherrywood Pharmacy
52-54 Cherrywood Drive,
Tauranga,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:075769404
Welcome Bay Pharmacy
252 Welcome Bay Rd,
Welcome Bay,
Tauranga,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:07 544 2418
Unichem Total Health Pharmacy
252 The Strand,
Whakatane,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:07 3089009
Edgecumbe Pharmacy
26 College Road,
Riverslea Mall,
Edgecumbe,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:07 3049734
Pharmacy 257 Ltd
257 Maunganui Road,
Mount Maunganui,
TAURANGA,
Bay Of Plenty,
PH:07 5757627
Unichem Chadwick Pharmacy
120 Chadwick Road,
Greerton,
Tauranga,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:(07) 5785409
Central Parade Pharmacy
536 Maunganui Rd ,
Mount Maunganui ,
Tauranga ,
Bop,
PH:07 575 4369
Maungatapu Pharmacy
6/291 Maungatapu Road,
Maungatapu ,
Tauranga ,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:07 5440771
Phoenix Pharmacy
11 Pyne St,
Whakatane,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:073071409
Unichem Excelsa Pharmacy
5 Golden Sands Drive,
Papamoa Beach,
Papamoa,
Bay Of Plenty,
PH:072811301
Waihi Beach Chemist
15 Wilson Road,
Waihi Beach,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:078635401
OPOTIKI PHARMACY
OPOTIKI PHARMACY,
110 CHURCH STREET,
OPOTIKI,
NEW ZEALAND,
PH:07 3156251
CHURCH STREET DISPENSARY
114B CHURCH STREET,
OPOTIKI,
NEW ZEALAND,
PH:
Unichem Faulkners Pharmacy
398 Cameron Road,
Tauranga,
BOP,
PH:07 578 5205
Unichem Metro Pharmacy Bethlehem
Shop A8/A9 Bethlehem Town Centre,
19 Bethlehem Road,
Tauranga,
PH:075793484
Lakes Pharmacy
8/1 Caslani Lane,
Pyes Pa,
Tauranga,
Bay Of Plenty,
PH:075432777
Life Pharmacy Te Puke
61 Jellicoe Street,
Te Puke,
Bay Of Plenty,
PH:075730930
Omokoroa Pharmacy
170 Omokoroa Road,
Omokoroa,
Bay Of Plenty,
PH:07 5480 585
Girven Road Pharmacy
77 Girven Rd,
Mount Maunganui,
Bay of Plenty,
PH:07 575 2777

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