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Emergency Contraception Options

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Campus options:

  1. Walgreens at Vaden Health Center: $39.99+tax (generic Take Action) *Monday-Friday from 9 am–12:30 pm and 1 pm-5 pm; closed weekends and holidays
  2. Vaden Health Center: Free with a prescription from a doctor, with most insurance plans (schedule an appointment with Vaden Medical Services)
  3. Vending Machine in Old Union (All Gender Restroom #114): $25 *During open building hours only: 7:30 am-2 am, 7 days a week
  4. SHPRC has partnered with Stanford Planned Parenthood to offer FREE PlanB emergency contraceptives for any and all undergrad students! Just fill out this FORM before or in-person at SHPRC (located at Vaden 2nd Floor, Monday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday 12-5 pm, 650-723-3739).
  5. TimelyCare: Free through a virtual visit with a provider, visit where you can also download the app. Login with your Stanford email address. Select "Get Care" to get connected with a provider.

Community options:

  1. CVS in the Town and Country shopping center
  2. Walgreens in Mountain View (open 24 hours)
  3. Planned Parenthood in Redwood City and Mountain View

On campus vending machine

Emergency contraception can be purchased on campus in the All Gender restroom #114 in Old Union.  This vending machine accepts credit cards and the cost is $25. 

Bathroom doors in the Old Union building

The restroom is located on the first floor of Old Union.

Picture of a bathroom door
Food vending machine

There is a vending machine with snacks right next to the door to the restroom with the Vengo machine as nausea can be one side effect of emergency contraception.

The Vengo machine distributes the AfterPill (levonorgestrel) emergency contraceptive tablet. 


Emergency contraception ("Take Action") can also be purchased at the Walgreens at Vaden for $39.99 (price subject to change). If a student has any ACA insurance, it is free with a prescription from a doctor at Vaden, which means it would not be anonymous.

Additionally, emergency contraception can be purchased off-campus at local drug stores and even online, although it is most effective when taken as soon as possible (up to 72 hours after sex).  There is no legal age restriction for access to emergency contraception.

Find more information about emergency contraception on Vaden's website.