Although emergency contraception is available over the counter, it is very expensive when purchased at retail cost. We are happy to provide you with an advanced prescription to have on hand as needed. You may also come to the health center to request emergency contraception after birth control failure or if no method was used during sexual intercourse. This medication is very safe with few side effects and can be taken up to 5 days after sex. The sooner you take emergency contraception the better it works.