Where is this service available?

All of our LloydsPharmacy stores nationwide offer this discreet service during opening hours. Emergency contraception is available without a prescription. The consultation is free of charge, you only pay for the medication. There is no appointment necessary, just drop into any of our LloydsPharmacy stores and speak to the pharmacist.

How does this service work?

  • One of our highly trained Pharmacists will invite you into a private Care Room where you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire.
  • The pharmacist will then determine if Emergency Contraception is suitable for you and discuss your medication options.
  • If Emergency Contraception is suitable, our pharmacist will supply you with the appropriate medication.
  • If Emergency Contraception is not suitable, our pharmacist will advise you and point you in the right direction for help.

When should I take Emergency Contraception?

  • If you had unprotected sex in the last 120 hours (five days).
  • If your condom split or something stopped your contraceptive working.
  • If you missed your birth control pills for two days before having sex or were vomiting in the last few days.

More information

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For information on sexual health and wellbeing from the HSE please visit www.sexualwellbeing.ie

Keeping you safe in store

During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are working hard to ensure that our pharmacists can provide services, care and advice to you safely. Here are some of the things we are doing to keep you safe.

We're providing the service in line with the Government guidance on social distancing.

Our colleagues will be wearing PPE.

We will be aiming to limit the time you spend in contact with our pharmacists in our consultation room.

We will clean the consultation room before and after every appointment.