Student Health Services

Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception (or EC, also known as “Plan B” or the “morning after pill”) can be used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual relations. It works by inhibiting ovulation and/or fertilization.  It is safe and effective, and can be used if a condom breaks or comes off, you were late taking or forgot to use your usual birth control method, you were forced into having unsafe sex or you got caught up in the moment and didn’t use protection. All sexually active women should have a dose of EC on hand, just in case…

While it is most effective if used within 72 hours, EC may still reduce the chance of pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected intercourse.

Family PACT and most insurance plans will cover the cost of Plan B.  In addition, women 17 years of age and older may purchase Plan B over-the-counter without a prescription. Females under 17 must still obtain a prescription from a health care provider.  Prescriptions for Plan B are available at the Student Health and Counseling Center.

Hours of Operation

(Clinic closed on published official holidays.)

Summer 2010
Mon. - Thu.:  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri. - Sun.:  Closed

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Mon. - Thu.:  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(Lunch Closure: 12:00 - 1:00 PM)
Fri.:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat.  - Sun.:  Closed

Winter/Spring Break 2010-2011
(Winter Closure:  12/20/10 – 12/31/10)
Mon. - Thu.:  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri. - Sun.:  Closed

Contact Information

Tel:  805-437-8828
Fax:  805-437-8829

Student Health Services email link


The Student Health and Counseling Center
is located in Yuba Hall
(A2 parking lot behind Sage Hall).

(map link)

For more information visit this Emergency Contraception website.