Where to get Plan B on Christmas Day in DC?
December 25, 2009 8:34 AM   Subscribe

A friend of mine had a broken condom last night, and needs to get hold of Plan B. She's in Washington, DC. Planned Parenthood's closed, as are all the pharmacies she's tried.

Those are the relevant facts - please assume she knows what she's doing re: testing, etc. Moralizing can be left at the door, she just needs to know where to get the EC.
posted by Tomorrowful to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Check this locator page.

It lists 48 locations that sell Plan B within 10 miles of Washington, DC.
Maybe you could go down the list until you find one that's open.
posted by rancidchickn at 8:38 AM on December 25, 2009


Emergency room. Go to GW, not Georgetown.
posted by Ironmouth at 8:45 AM on December 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Agreed with GW's emergency room. It's more accessible than Georgetown's...
posted by dfriedman at 8:49 AM on December 25, 2009


There's a 24 hour Walgreens on 22nd and M, which I'm pretty sure is open today:

1217 22nd Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037-1203
(202) 776-9084

Call them and ask if they have it.

Georgetown is Catholic, so don't go there. But try the 24-hour pharmacies before you go to the emergency room.
posted by craichead at 8:51 AM on December 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's a 72-hour window for Plan B, so make sure she knows this isn't a dire speed emergency.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 9:02 AM on December 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Don't suppose she has any friends with birth control pills to spare? Many kinds of BCP can be used as emergency contraception (brands and dosages here).
posted by unknowncommand at 9:03 AM on December 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also, if your friend has any female friends who are willing to give/sell her a pack of their birth control pills, look and see what brand they are and then your friend can take a combination of those according to this chart (scroll down to the bottom for the chart) from Planned Parenthood.
posted by greta simone at 9:04 AM on December 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hmm. Interesting point about Georgetown being Catholic. I was just thinkng GW because it's more centrally located.
posted by dfriedman at 9:04 AM on December 25, 2009


Sorry, click under the 'how do I use emergency contraception' section for the chart.
posted by greta simone at 9:06 AM on December 25, 2009


There's a 72-hour window for Plan B, so make sure she knows this isn't a dire speed emergency.

But the sooner she takes it, the more effective it is...
posted by runningwithscissors at 9:09 AM on December 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


Thanks everyone for your help - I'm not sure exactly what worked out for her, but the situation is apparently now under control.
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:11 AM on December 25, 2009


Hmm. Interesting point about Georgetown being Catholic. I was just thinkng GW because it's more centrally located.

Technically, Georgetown University Hospital isn't owned by the university. But I didn't know if there was some agreement that they not carry birth control in the agreement between the University and the mega-hospital corp that runs it. That's why I suggested going to GW. Didn't even think of the location angle, which is certainly true.

Best of luck to your friend.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:08 AM on December 25, 2009


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