|Are you a pharmacist providing Emergency Contraception (EC) to your community?
As a physician do you refer your patients to a pharmacy for EC?
As a member of a community organization, do talk to your clients about EC?
Take advantage of these opportunities to promote EC pharmacy access:
- List your EC Pharmacy Program on our consumer EC web site and hotline so women in your community know they can get EC from your pharmacy!
- Download the registration form (PDF-168K) and fax to (510) 272-0285
Once you sign on, you will receive a FREE starter kit of promotional materials!
Note: if your pharmacy is no longer providing EC services click here (PDF-80K) to de-list your pharmacy from the EC web site and hotline.
- Order and distribute FREE easy to understand and professionally designed informational materials for your pharmacy, clinic or organization.
About the EC Web Site and Hotlines
We maintain a popular Web site, www.EC-Help.org, exclusively devoted to linking consumers in California and other states with EC pharmacy access to local pharmacies providing EC. www.EC-Help.org draws over 4,700 unique monthly visitors, and is ranked 5th on Google.com when searching under “emergency contraception.”
As of December 1, 2006, the Pharmacy Access Partnership-managed toll-free hotline (1-877-EC-HELPS or 1-800-323-1336) was discontinued in an effort to streamline EC resources in California.
Pharmacy Access Partnership actively promotes the California EC hotline 1-800-521-5211 (managed by the California Family Health Council and the national hotline 1-888-Not-2-Late (managed by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals).
About EC Materials
- EC Consumer Materials were professionally developed by Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide after focus group testing.
- Order these materials by downloading and completing a copy of our order form (PDF-60K), and faxing to (213) 385-0750. For questions about your order or materials, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org call (213) 386-1383.
|Client Confidentiality Card
$10 per 100 cards for printing costs
|Tool to facilitate discreet communication between pharmacy patrons and pharmacists. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
||Fits in a wallet; women of any age can use the C-Card to request Plan B non-verbally in a crowded pharmacy.
|Plan B OTC Factsheets:
What Consumers Need to Know About Plan B OTC
(En Español)What Pharmacists Need to Know About Plan B OTC
|Provides answers to the most frequently asked questions from consumers and pharmacists about the FDA decision to make Plan B available without a prescription for women 18 and older.
Two-page factsheet for distribution to all consumers.Pharmacist Factsheet:
Three-page factsheet for pharmacist use.
||Answers basic questions: What is the EC Pharmacy Program? How do the EC law(s) affect me? How can I participate in the EC Pharmacy Program?
||Designed to encourage pharmacists to provide EC services in their community.
Provides information about EC, requirements under the law, benefits of providing EC services in a pharmacy and resources to start and promote EC pharmacy services.
- English (PDF-52K)
- Spanish (PDF-120K)
|Designed for adolescents.
Field tested by youth at the Adolescent Health Working Group in San Francisco.
Developed at a 6th/7th grade reading level.
Explains in detail how to get EC, what to know about EC and how EC works.
|Tri-folded pocket sized brochure.
- English (PDF-56K)
- Spanish (PDF-76K)
|Announces “Emergency Contraception Available Here – No Advance Prescription Necessary, See the Pharmacist”.
||8-1/2″ x 11″ poster.
Suitable for window display.
|“Ask Me” Button
||States “Ask Me About EC”
Designed for pharmacist, store personnel, or health educators to wear and increase awareness about EC.
|1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
|Key Facts About EC
- English (PDF-64K)
- Armenian (PDF-1MB)
- Cambodian (PDF-1.7MB)
- Chinese (PDF-936K)
- Farsi (PDF-832K)
- Hmong (PDF-496K)
- Korean (PDF-1MB)
- Russian (PDF-752K)
- Spanish (PDF-64K)
- Tagalog (PDF-572K)
- Vietnamese (PDF-992K)
|Provides information about EC including: mechanisms of action, safety and efficacy, and medical follow up.
Pharmacists are mandated by CA law to give this document to each EC client.
- English (PDF-2MB)
- Spanish (PDF-220K)
|Explains in detail about EC, how to directly obtain it in a pharmacy and briefly describes California’s EC Pharmacy Program.
Recommended for all EC clients.
|Available for download only. Currently out of print.
|“Did You Know…” Fact Sheet
- English (PDF-104K)
- Spanish (PDF-100K)
- Vietnamese (PDF-904K)
|Explains in detail about EC and describes how to directly obtain it in a pharmacy and the EC Pharmacy Program.
Intended to raise public awareness about the EC Pharmacy Program.
|Available for download only.
Currently out of print.