Emergency Contraception (EC)

Emergency Contraception (EC)


Emergency contraception is available at The Student Health Center (SHC) for a fee.

EC can be purchased at local pharmacies:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must ask pharmacist to purchase

EC is most effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, but it may be effective up to 120 hours. Call (570) 389-4451 to schedule an appointment.

Prior to receiving emergency contraception at The Student Health Center:

  • A urine pregnancy test will be performed. Be able to provide a urine specimen.
  • Birth control options and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) will be discussed.