Get emergency contraception for future use

Looking to stay prepared and keep emergency contraception on hand? Our team of providers has you covered. From Ella® (a prescription morning-after pill) to levonorgestrel (generic Plan B® available over-the-counter), they can help you choose the method that is best for you.

What form of the "morning-after" pill is right for me?

Emergency contraception can be used to prevent a pregnancy after having unprotected sex. It is often referred to as the morning-after pill, though this term is misleading as you can take the medication up to 3-5 days after unprotected sex, depending on the specific treatment you take. It is not the abortion pill, which ends an existing pregnancy. Learn more about the two types of emergency contraception pills Hey Jane offers below.

What is Ella®?

Ella is a prescription form of emergency contraception that contains ulipristal acetate, a compound that mimics and blocks the hormone progestin to delay ovulation. It’s intended to be taken within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, and is more effective the sooner it’s taken. Ella works the best if you are less than 195 pounds.

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What is levonorgestrel (generic Plan B®)?

Levonorgestrel is the active ingredient found in Plan B, an over-the-counter form of emergency contraception, that stops or delays the release of an egg from the ovary. It’s most effective for people who weigh 165 pounds or less, and should be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex, but is more effective the sooner it’s taken.

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Ella® vs. Levonorgestrel (generic Plan B®)

Ella
Levonorgestrel
(generic Plan B)
Efficacy
Reduces chances of  pregnancy when taken within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex or contraception failure (like a broken condom, or missing a dose of your birth control pill)

May be less effective for individuals who weigh over 195 pounds (or have a BMI of 30 or more)
Reduces chances of  pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraception failure (like a broken condom or missing a dose of your birth control pill)

May be less effective for individuals who weigh over 165 pounds
Purchasing multiples
You can be prescribed up to 6 pills from Hey Jane to keep on hand
You can purchase up to 6 pills from Hey Jane to keep on hand
Availability at Hey Jane
Available with a prescription
Available without a prescription

Hey Jane makes it easy to keep emergency contraception on hand, for whenever you need it

Hey Jane offers advance provision of emergency contraception pills (AKA the ability to get medication for future use). Similar to that bottle of cold medicine you may have in your medicine cabinet, our providers suggest keeping Plan B or Ella at home for emergencies, if you can.

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Why Hey Jane?

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Consultations for the same FDA-approved emergency contraception pills you can pick up at a pharmacy or local clinic

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Fast, discreet treatment delivered straight to your door or local pharmacy for pick up

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Affordable care, with or without insurance

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Convenient purchasing options, including multi-packs, advance provision, and more

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Support from a care team that gets it

I need emergency contraception, but I had sex over 3 days ago. Is there anything else I can take?
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If it’s been less than 5 days, we can prescribe an option called Ella which helps to delay ovulation and may help prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. Would you like us to send a prescription for Ella to your local pharmacy?
Hanna K., RN (she/they)

Pay less than in-clinic care

Hey Jane accepts select insurance plans and offers income-based sliding-scale pricing based on each patient's personal and financial circumstances. For medication abortion, we also partner with abortion funds to help you pay for treatment.

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We’ve got you covered

Hey Jane accepts the following insurance plans and we are actively working on expanding our coverage. Learn more.

(CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, VT, VA, WA)
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Services covered:
- Medication abortion
- Birth control consultations
- Emergency contraception

Cigna Healthcare
(CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, VT, VA, WA)

If you have questions about your Cigna Healthcare covered services and plan, log in to the myCigna® App or myCigna.com®, or reach out to a Customer Service Advocate at the number on your ID card for support and plan information. For TRS or TTY services, dial 711 when you call. Cigna Healthcare offers interpreter services at no cost to you. Products and services provided by subsidiaries of The Cigna Group. © 2023 Cigna Healthcare

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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
(CT, IL, NJ, NY)

Services covered:
- Medication abortion
- Birth control consultations
- Emergency contraception (Ella)
- Vaginal infection consultations

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(CT, IL, NJ, NY)

Services covered:
- Medication abortion
- Birth control consultations
- Emergency contraception (Ella)
- Vaginal infection consultations

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
(CT, IL, NJ, NY)

Services covered:
- Medication abortion
- Birth control consultations
- Emergency contraception (Ella)
- Vaginal infection consultations

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
(CT, IL, NJ, NY)

Services covered:
- Medication abortion
- Birth control consultations
- Emergency contraception (Ella)
- Vaginal infection consultations

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(CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, VT, VA, WA)

Services covered:
- Birth control consultations
- Emergency contraception
- Medication abortion
- Vaginal infection consultations

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Ready to get started?

Step number 1
Confirm your eligibility

We currently treat patients 18+ who are in CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, VT, VA, or WA, and will be expanding to more states in the future.

Step number 2
Start your consultation

You’ll be asked questions about your past and current health, as well as your emergency contraceptive preferences.

Step number 3
Receive your prescription

One of our licensed medical providers will send your prescription to Honeybee Health pharmacy, which will notify you when it’s shipped.

Have questions? Chat with your Hey Jane provider

We’re here to help! Even if you order emergency contraception to keep on hand for future use, you can always reach out to your Hey Jane provider with any questions when you’re ready to use the medication.

Looking for preventative birth control?

Hey Jane also offers paid consultations for birth control prescriptions including pills, the patch, the ring, and the shot. Our team of providers partners with you to find the best birth control option for your body, preferences, and lifestyle.

Looking for medication abortion?

Emergency contraception like Ella and Plan B are not the same as medication abortion. Emergency contraception must be taken within a certain number of days after unprotected sex to prevent a pregnancy, while medication abortion can be used to end confirmed pregnancies up to 10 weeks.  Hey Jane is the most-trusted virtual clinic offering safe and private abortion care from home. Get FDA-approved abortion pills discreetly delivered fast, plus ongoing medical and emotional support.

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