Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed – for example, a condom has split or you have missed a pill.
There are 2 types of emergency contraception:

  • The emergency contraceptive pill – Levonelle or ellaOne (the "morning after" pill)
  • The intrauterine device (IUD or coil)

You need to take the emergency contraceptive pill within 3 days (Levonelle) or 5 days (ellaOne) of unprotected sex for it to be effective – the sooner you take it, the more effective it'll be.

The IUD can be fitted up to 5 days after unprotected sex, or up to 5 days after the earliest time you could have ovulated, for it to be effective.

Who can use the emergency pill?

Most women can use the emergency contraceptive pill. This includes women who can't use hormonal contraception, such as the combined pill and contraceptive patch. Girls under 16 years old can also use it.

Where can I access Emergency Contraception?

You can receive the emergency contraceptive pill from your local sexual health clinic, your GP or from some pharmacies.  

Listed below are pharmacies in Wandsworth, Merton and Richmond who are able to offer pills for emergency contraception. Please call the pharmacy to ensure there is a pharmacist available to dispense this medication. 

Or for an assessment by SHSWL call 0333 300 2100 and ask for an emergency contraception appointment, you can discuss with the clinician which method is most suitable for you – pills or an IUD.
 

Pharmacy name Telephone Address
Boots - 3-5 King Street 020 8892 3079 3-5 King Street TW1 3SD
C Goode Pharmacy 020 8892 1614 22 London Road TW1 3RR
Day Lewis- Seras Zangaro 020 8892 1526 1 Cross Deep Court, Heath Road TW1 4AG
Kanset Pharmacy 020 8948 0601 177 Ashburnham Road TW10 7NR
Whitton Corner Pharmacy (Baz Dhokia) 020 8894 2006 Percy Road TW2 6JL

 

Pharmacy name Telephone Address
Asda Pharmacy  0208 780 4090 ASDA Stores Ltd 31 Roehampton Vale SW15 3DT
Ashburton Pharmacy Ltd  0208 788 4447 30 Chartfield Avenue  Putney  SW15 6HG
Pearl Chemist Ltd. Changed to Auckland Rogers Pharmacy Tooting 0208 672 6737 892 Garratt Lane SW17 0NB
Aura Pharmacy 0208 788 6531 78 Inner Park Road  SW19 6DA
Barkers Chemist Tooting Ltd 0208 672 6116 223 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7TG
Barkers Chemist Falcon 020 7228 1701 49 Falcon Road SW11 2PH
Barkers Chemist 0208 874 1495 245 Garratt Lane SW18 4DU
Barrons Chemist  0208-672-7461 158a Tooting High Street SW17 0RT
Battersea Pharmacy 020 7228 3184 62 Northcote Road SW11 1PA 
Bellevue Pharmacy 020 8672 2135 13 Bellevue Road SW17 7EG
Boots The Chemist - Falcon Lane 0207 978 5960 2/10 Falcon Lane SW11 2LG 
Boots The Chemist - Repingham road 020 8874 7819 31-33 Replingham Road SW18 5LT
Boots The Chemist - Balham High Rd  (0871) 0208 673 7595 153-155 Balham High Road SW12 9AU
Boots The Chemist - Southside Centre 0208 874 5704 95/98 Southside Centre SW18 4TE
Boots The Chemist - 45-53 Putney High St (0869) 0208 788 6191 49-53 Putney High Street SW15 1SR
Boots The Chemist - 109 Putney High St 0208 788 4345 109 Putney High Street SW15 1SS
Boots The Chemist - St Johns Rd (0868) 0207 228 6064 21-23 St John's Road SW11 1QN
Boots The Chemist - 383 Upper Richmond Rd 0208 876 2651 383 Upper Richmond Road SW15 5QJ
C Bradbury Chemist 0208 769 4138 86 Moyser Road SW16 6SQ
Care Chemist
0208 788 3053
43 Danebury Avenue SW15 4DQ
Clarke Pharmacy 020 7223-5304 217 St John's Hill SW11 1TH
Cooks Pharmacy 0208 874 7196 6 Replingham Road SW18 5LS
Cospharm Ltd 020 8767 6005 281/283 Mitcham Road SW17 9JQ
Day Lewis Pharmacy (ABC Drugstore) 0207 720 4951 299-303 Battersea Park Road SW11 4LX
Day Lewis Pharmacy (Branch ABC 295) 0207 228 1821 123 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5QL
Day Lewis Pharmacy (Branch ABC 721) 0208 675 3221 256 Balham High Road SW17 7AW
Day Lewis Pharmacy (Branch: DAY 68) ARMFIELDS 020 8672 6088 145 Franciscan Road, Tooting SW17 8DS
Dumlers Chemist 0208 879 0868 436-438 Garratt Lane SW18 4HN
East Chemist 020 8788 5022 16 High Street, Roehampton SW15 4HJ
East Hill Pharmacy 0208 874 1636 53 East Hill SW18 2QE
Fair Oak Pharmacy  0208 769 0251 270 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NU
Healthchem Ltd (Balham) 0208 673 8351 4-5 Station Parade SW12 9AZ
Healthchem Battersea Ltd. 020 7228 9191 166-168 Battersea Bridge Road SW11 3AW
Husbands Pharmacy 0208 788 0414 124 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SP
Krystal Pharmacy 0207 223 6334 248 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BP
Earlsfield Pharmacy (Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd)- Pearl group (FGW45) 0208 946 6822 595 Garratt Lane SW18 4SU
Lords Pharmacy  0208 672 5537 98 Tooting High Street SW17 0RR
Mansons Chemist 0208 874 8406 195 Wandsworth High Street SW18 4JE
Markrise Limited 0208 769 0446 121-123 Mitcham Lane SW16 6LY
Well Pharmacy 0208 788 3150 3 Danebury Avenue, Roehampton SW15 4DG
Nettles Pharmacy 0208 672 2524 18 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7PG
Northcote Pharmacy 0207 924 5600 130 Northcote Road SW11 6QZ
Paydens Pharmacy (Dexpharm) 0208 673 7646 100 Bedford Hill SW12 9HR
Paydens Pharmacy 0208 785 3016 266a Upper Richmond Road, Putney SW15 6TQ
Pearl Chemist  0208 672 2157 159  Mitcham Road London SW17 9PG
Putney Pharmacy 0208 788 2431 278 Upper Richmond Road, Putney SW15 6TQ
R. Walji Chemist 0208 878 3386 6 Rockingham Close SW15 5RW
Revelstoke Pharmacy 0208 704 0582 492a Merton Road, Wandsworth SW18 5AE
Robards Dispensing Chemist  0207 223 7564 15 Battersea Rise SW11 1HG
Saturn Pharmacy 020 8769 6692 75 Mitcham Lane, Streatham SW16 6LY
The Olde Pharmacy 0207 585 1666 50 Chatfield  Road, SW11 3UJ
Tooting Pharmacy Practice  0208 672 5843 175 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7TJ
Trinity Pharmacy 0208 672 2806 278a Balham High Road SW17 7AL
WH Goys The Chemist 020 7223 5759 27 Northcote Road SW11 1NJ
W J Boyes Chemist 020 8673 1738 61 Balham Hill SW12 9DR
Wandsworth Pharmacy 0208 874 1723 Unit N 96 Garratt Lane SW18 4DH
Wellbeing Pharmacy 020 8874 9635 13 Replingham Road SW18 5LT
Pharmalite 020 8673 6279 296 Cavendish Road SW12 0PL

 

Pharmacy name Telephone Address
Abbey Pharmacy 0208 542 3713 12a Merton High St, London SW19 1DQ
AP Chemist 0208 542 3221  129 High Street Colliers Wood, Colliers Wood, London SW19 2HR
Barkers Chemist 0208 946 9668 80 Coombe Ln, Wimbledon, London SW20 0AX
Lords Pharmacy 0208 542 4794 279 Kingston Rd, Merton Park, London SW20 8LB
Rowlands Pharmacy 0208 646 0822 43 St Helier Ave, Morden SM4 6HY
T James Chemist 0208 946 0740 385 Durnsford Rd, London SW19 8EF
Tanna Pharmacy 0208 764 6107 14 South Lodge Ave, Mitcham CR4 1LU