Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is available for people who have had unprotected intercourse (for example, not used any contraception or if your condom burst).

Emergency contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy. If you are accessing emergency contraception provided it is less than 72 hours since the unprotected intercourse, you could have a “morning after pill”  (Levonelle 1500).

This delays you releasing an egg and it may help prevent pregnancy. If it is more than 72 hours since the unprotected intercourse, but less than 120 hours, you may be offered a coil (copper IUD). This coil can be fitted as an emergency.  The copper will be toxic to the sperm and this is a very effective method of preventing pregnancy. The coil should remain in until your next period.  At this point, it can either be taken out, or if you are happy it could be left in as a long term method of contraception. If you haven’t had a period within 3 weeks of having a coil fitted or the morning after pill, it is worth doing a pregnancy test. Ideally, we would like to see you in the sexual health service to discuss ongoing contraception. If you are pregnant and have used emergency contraception, it is important that you make contact with a doctor or sexual health clinic so that pregnancy options can be discussed.  If you do become pregnant and have taken emergency contraception, there is no evidence emergency contraception effects a developing pregnancy.

Emergency Contraception and advice is now available free of charge from most pharmacies across Lanarkshire.  For more information on a pharmacy near you please look at the list below:

We recommend that you telephone your preferred chemist before leaving to ensure that a pharmacist will be on site who can prescribe the Emergency Contraception that you require.

AIRDRIE

Boots Chemist, 19 Graham Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DD (01236 762105)
Monklands Pharmacy, 108/110 Deedes Street, Airdrie, ML6 9AF(01236 753252)
Boots Pharmacy, 40/42 Graham Street, Airdrie, ML6 6BU (01236 762094)
Health Pharmacy Ltd, 95b Forrest Street, Clarkston, ML6 7AE (01236 769494)
Sinclair Pharmacy, 67a Main Street, Plains, ML6 7JG (01236 842706)
Sinclair Pharmacy, 7 Dumbreck Avenue, Caldercruix, ML6 7PE (01236 842322)
Boots Pharmacy, 8 Bank Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AF (01236 760293)
Boots Pharmacy, 1 Southbridge Street, Airdrie, ML6 6JQ (01236 763756)
Glenmavis Pharmacy, 110 Coatbridge Road, Glenmavis, ML6 0NL (01236 754488)
Craigneuk and Petersburn, 8 Willow Drive, Craigneuk, ML6 8AN (01236 759053)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 17 Atchison Street, Airdrie, ML6 0DA (01236 752943)

BARGEDDIE

Bargeddie Pharmacy, 54b Abercrombie Crescent, Bargeddie, G69 7SP (0141 773 1113)

BELLSHILL

Boots Chemist, 245 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1AJ (01698 746342)
Lloyds Pharmacy, Bruce Medical Centre, 4 Pollock Street, Bellshill, ML4 1QD (01698 843378)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 174 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1AE (01698 747870)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 106 North Road, Bellshill, ML4 1EX (01698 841950)

BIGGAR

Graham Pharmacy, 124 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6DH (01899 220019)

BLANTYRE

Lloyds Pharmacy, 268/272 Glasgow Road, Blantyre, G72 0YL (01698 822500)
Alliance Pharmacy, 66 Victoria Street, Blantyre, G72 0BS (01698 820112)
A&A Gilbride, 275 Main Street, High Blantyre, G72 0ET (01698 829618)

BOTHWELL

Boots Pharmacy, 59 Main Street, Bothwell, G71 8ER (01698 853127)

CARFIN

Carfin Pharmacy, 1-3 Motherwell Road, Carfin, ML1 4EB (01698 268768)

CARLUKE

Lloyds Pharmacy, 17 High Street, Carluke, ML8 4AL (01555 771249)
Central Pharmacy (UK) Cairns Chemist, 26 Market Place, Carluke, ML8 4BP (01555 771046)

CARNWATH

D J Coleman Ltd, 121 Main Street, Carnwath, ML11 8HP (01555 840279)

CHAPELHALL

Lloyds Pharmacy, 30a Russell Street, Chapelhall, ML6 8SG (01236 755229)

CLELAND

Cleland Pharmacy, Unit 8, Main Street, Cleland, ML1 5QN (01698 861646)

COALBURN

Coalburn Pharmacy, 97 Coalburn Road, Coalburn, ML11 0LS (01555 820911)

COATBRIDGE

Boots Chemist, 94 Main Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3BQ (01236 423756)
J E Robertson, 107 Main Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3EL (01236 423740)
Coatbridge Dispensary, Coatbridge Health Centre, 1 Centre Park Court, ML5 3AP (01236 423444)
Rowlands Pharmacy, 150 Bank Street, Coatbridge, ML5 1ET (01236 424350)
Boots Pharmacy, 44 Woodside Street, Coatbridge, ML5 5NJ (01236 422249)
Hugh McNulty Ltd, 5 Easton Place, Coatbridge, ML5 4EW (01236 423497)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 59 Main Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3BA (01236 423674)
Sinclair Pharmacy, 66a Leven Road, Townhead, ML5 2LT (01236 433623)

CUMBERNAULD

Boots Chemist, 36/38 Teviot Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1NG (01236 728608)
Alliance Pharmacy, Unit 4, Auchinbee District Centre, Craigmarloch, G68 0EZ (01236 735419)
Village Pharmacy, 34 Main Street, Cumbernauld, G67 2RR (01236 721939)
T. McLean & Sons Ltd, 3 Kenilworth Court, Cumbernauld, G67 1BP (01236 724440)
ASDA Stores Pharmacy, 1 Tryst Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1JW (01236 855010)
Rowlands Pharmacy,Unit 9, Larch Road, Abronhill Shopping Centre, G67 3AZ (01236 724154)
Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy, 5 Moss Knowe, Kildrum, G67 2HU (01236 722523)

EAST KILBRIDE

Boots Chemist, 33/37 The Plaza, East Kilbride, G74 1LW (01355 220629)
Fenton JP (Greenhills Pharmacy), 7 Greenhills Square, Greenhills, G75 8TT (01355 235450)
Frasers Pharmacy, 16 Westwood Square, Westwood, G75 8JQ (01355 226104)
Murray Pharmacy, 37 Murray Square, East Kilbride, G75 0BH (01355 222410)
Boots Pharmacy, 6/8 Brouster Gate, East Kilbride, G74 1LD (01355 224518)
Boots Pharmacy, Unit 28, 33 Princes Square, East Kilbride, G74 1LJ (01355 263515)
Rowlands Pharmacy, 84 Calderwood Square, East Kilbride, G74 3BQ (01355 221185)
Rowlands Pharmacy, 6 St. Leonard’s Square, East Kilbride, G74 2JA (01355 230714)
Rowlands Pharmacy, 19 Hunter Street, East Kilbride, G74 4LZ (01355 221135)
Morrison Pharmacy, 2 MacNeish Way, Stewartfield, G74 4TT (01355 220703)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 2 Alberta Avenue, East Kilbride, G75 8BF (01355 222517)

FORTH

Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy, 91/93 Main Street, Forth, ML11 8AA (01555 811247)

GLENBOIG

Glenboig Pharmacy, 4 Centre Street, Glenboig, ML5 2RY (01236 874862)

HAMILTON

Boots Chemist, 44 Regent Way, Hamilton, ML3 7DZ (01698 283679)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 15 Burnbank Centre, Hamilton, ML3 0NQ (01698 423739)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 33 Burnbank Road, Hamilton, ML3 9AA (01698 283578)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 57 Portland Place, Hamilton, ML3 7LA (01698 282788)
Right Medicine Pharmacy, 7 Brandon Street, Hamilton, ML3 6DA (01698 283205)
Alliance Pharmacy, 9 Mill Road, Hamilton, ML3 8AA (01698 421133)
Boots Pharmacy, 7 Burnbank Centre, Hamilton, ML3 9HH (01698 286735)
Boots Pharmacy, Unit 2, 1 Douglas Street, Hamilton, ML3 0BP(01698 891934)
Boots Pharmacy, 2a Hillhouse Road, Hamilton, ML3 9TB (01698 422844)
Boots Pharmacy, 82 Portland Place, Hamilton, ML3 7LA (01698 286130)
Lloyds Pharmacy, Livingstone Boulevard, Hamilton Technology Park, G72 0BP
Lloyds Pharmacy, 8 Quarry Place, Hamilton, ML3 7BB (01698 422944)

HARTHILL

Boots Pharmacy, 59 West Main Street, Harthill, ML7 5PU (01501 751408)

KILSYTH

Alliance Pharmacy, 24/28 Main Street, Kilsyth, G65 0AQ (01236 822187)

KIRKMUIRHILL

Kirkmuirhill Pharmacy, 56 Thornton Road, Kirkmuirhill, ML11 9QE (01555 894119)

LANARK

Boots Chemist, 85/87 High Street, Lanark, ML11 7LN (01555 663176)
Lloyds Pharmacy, Woodstock Medical Centre, Woodstock Road, Lanark, ML11 7DH (01555 663157)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 78 High Street, Lanark, ML11 7ES (01555 662264)

LARKHALL

National Co-op Chemist, 118 Union Street, Larkhall, ML9 1EQ (01698 882163) 
Boots Pharmacy, 141 Union Street, Larkhall, ML9 1EE (01698 882663)
Boots Pharmacy, 71/77 Union Street, Larkhall, ML9 1DZ (01698 884501)

LAW

Boots Pharmacy, 12c Lawhill Road, Law, ML8 5JQ (01698 356312)

LESMAHAGOW

Boots Pharmacy, 43 Abbeygreen, Lesmahagow, ML11 0EQ (01555 893393)

MOTHERWELL

Boots Chemist, 47/53 Brandon Parade, Motherwell, Ml1 1RB (01698 261411)
Boots Chemist, 5 Merry Street, Motherwell, ML1 1JJ (01698 263292)
Boots Chemist, 134 Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1TA (01698 263302)
I&J Allan Pharmacy, 4 Muirhouse Road, Motherwell, ML1 2LS (01698 262747)
New Stevenson Pharmacy, 246 Clydesdale Street, New Stevenson, ML1 4JH (01698 732907)

NEWARTHILL

Boots Pharmacy, 58 High Street, Newarthill, ML1 5JU (01698 861888)

NEWMAINS

Health Centre Pharmacy, 17 Manse Road, Newmains, ML2 9AX (01698 384360)
Welch Chemist, 88 Manse Road, Newmains, ML2 9BD (01698 384383)

OVERTOWN

Overtown Pharmacy, 125 Main Street, Overtown, ML2 0QF (01698 376976)

SHOTTS

A&I Crawford, 19 Shottskirk Road, Shotts, ML7 4AB (01501 821508)
A&I Crawford, 36 Station Road, Shotts, ML7 5DS (01501 823729)

STONEHOUSE

Boots Pharmacy, 32/34 King Street, Stonehouse, ML9 3EF (01698 793300) 

STRATHAVEN

Boots Pharmacy, 13 Green Street, Strathaven, ML10 6LT (01357 521206)
Boots Pharmacy, 25 Common Green, Strathaven, ML10 6AQ (01357 521163)

UDDINGSTON

Boots Chemist, 45 Main Street, Uddingston, G71 7EP (01698 813842)
Dicksons Chemist, 654 Old Edinburgh Road, Viewpark, G71 6HQ (01698 818164)
W Y Graham, 8 Market Place, Viewpark, G71 5AL (01698 813307)
Boots Pharmacy, Unit 3, Scotmid Retail, Old Edinburgh Road, G71 6PL (01698 812984)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 87 Main Street, Uddingston, G71 7EP (01698 813222)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 31 Main Street, Uddingston, G71 7EP (01698 810219)

WISHAW

Lloyds Pharmacy, 26 Kirk Road, Wishaw, ML2 7BL (01698 373605)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 19 Main Street, Wishaw, ML2 7AF (01698 372917)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 17 Caledonian Road, Wishaw, ML2 8AP (01698 350550)
Lloyds Pharmacy, 156 Main Street, Wishaw, ML2 7LU (01698 372425)
McIntyre & Cairns, 27-29 Craignuek Street, Wishaw, ML2 7XD (01698 374693)

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