Emergency Contraception

If you are aged 17 – 26 and have a PPS number, or you are a Medical Card Holder,

this service is FREE of charge.

Otherwise it costs €25 or €35, depending on which pill is suitable for you.

    Emergency Hormonal Contraception (morning after pill) can be used to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

    An unplanned pregnancy could occur due to mishaps with contraceptives, a missed pill, incorrect timing of patch or vaginal ring application.

    Emergency contraception is not suitable as a regular method of contraception and it does not prevent pregnancy in every woman. It can be used by women of all ages to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

    Emergency contraception is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex.

    However, if you are already pregnant, emergency contraceptive pills will not work.

    You can get emergency contraception directly from Lombard pharmacy without having to go to your GP for a prescription.

    Emergency contraception does not provide protection from sexually transmitted infections.

    Our compassionate pharmacists provide access to emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) following a private consultation.