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Emergency Contraception Options

  1. Walgreens at Vaden Health Center: $39.99+tax (generic Take Action) M-F 9 am–12:30 pm and 1 pm-5 pm; closed weekends and holidays

  2. Vaden Health Center: Free with prescription from a doctor, with most insurance plans (schedule an appointment with Vaden Medical Services)

  3. Vending Machine in Old Union (All Gender Restroom #114): $25 *Contact CST Hotline for more information and assistance with access to the building

For more information about these options, contact the CST Hotline (650) 725-9955


Emergency contraception can be purchased on campus in the All Gender restroom #114 in Old Union.  This vending machine accepts credit cards and the cost is $25. 

photo of restroom doors and food vending machine

The restroom is located on the first floor of Old Union.

photo of door to restroom that has Vengo machine        photo of food vending machine outside of restroom

There is a vending machine with snacks right next to the door to the restroom with the Vengo machine as nausea can be one side effect of emergency contraception.

photo of Vengo machine that is inside restroom

The Vengo machine distributes external condoms and ibuprofen in addition to the My Way (levonorgestrel) emergency contraceptive tablet.

up-close photo of Vengo machine

Information about the Confidential Support Team is advertised on the machine.


Emergency contraception ("Take Action") can also be purchased at the Walgreens at Vaden for $39.99 (price subject to change). If a student has any ACA insurance, it is free with a prescription from a doctor at Vaden, which means it would not be anonymous.

Additionally, emergency contraception can be purchased off-campus at local drug stores and even online, although it is most effective when taken as soon as possible (up to 72 hours after sex).  There is no legal age restriction for access to emergency contraception.

Find more information about emergency contraception on Vaden's website.