Emergency Contraception is a hormonal emergency birth control method used to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. The hormones delay ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus. Emergency Contraception is not an abortion pill. It will not harm or end a pregnancy; it will only work to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy.
People of all ages can get Emergency Contraception over-the-counter at most pharmacies. In Colorado there is no age restriction to buy Emergency Contraception. It is usually between $40-$60 at these locations.
Someone can walk into Teen Clinic and get Emergency Contraception as well. If someone has never been a patient with us they can get Emergency Contraception for $20. If someone has been a patient with us they can get Emergency Contraception for free or for low cost.
So you could come in anytime by yourself and get our $20 Emergency Contraception. If your girlfriend has been a patient with us before, and wanted to get it for free or low cost, she would just need to call our clinic and give verbal permission for you to pick it up on her behalf.
If you need to call our clinic, our number is 303-442-5160.