Emergency Contraception is a medication that women may take within 72 to 120 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is important to take emergency contraception as soon as possible for maximum effectiveness.
The Emergency Contraceptive Plan B One Step and generic Plan B (such as Next Choice) is available at pharmacies in the U-District, Planned Parenthood, and Seattle/King County Public Health Clinics without a prescription to women and men age 17 and older.
To get Plan B One Step, you will be asked to show proof that you are age 15 or over. Any government-issued ID is acceptable proof of age and it does not need to be a photo ID. Females under the age of 15 will need a prescription for Emergency Contraception from their doctor.
There is also an emergency contraceptive, Ella, which is available by prescription only.