Does CVS Sell Plan B?

Sometimes we are not ready or something happens and we wonder does CVS sell Plan B in 2018? Yes, CVS stores do sell Plan B. However, some people have issues with giving people this contraceptive. In certain cases, people have left the store without Plan B because the employee did not feel comfortable handing it out to the woman. CVS now has a policy in place where if the employee does not feel comfortable handing out this contraceptive, they are to call another employer to help with the situation to ensure customer satisfaction.

What is CVS?

CVS or as many of us know it as CVS Pharmacy is an American retail and health care company. CVS Health is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. CVS was also known as the Consumer Value Store before simply referring to CVS. The original Consumer Value Store was founded in Lowell, Massachusetts back in 1963. The original owner of the company was Melville Corporation. This was until 1996 when CVS Health was spun into its own company. Currently CVS is the largest pharmacy chain in the United States.  In 2016 there were over 9,600 stores.

CVS is a store that sells prescription drugs as well as general merchandise. There are over-the-counter drugs, beauty products, and even cosmetics. CVS also offers film and photo services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and many convenience foods.

CVS is often compared to the store Walgreens but there are many differences. While both appear the same, however, CVS has a different view than Walgreens to investors. Walgreens has a clean financial track whereas CVS has gone through different ownership and that makes its record a little less predictable.


There are many locations of CVS Pharmacy. CVS is located all over the United States. With over five stores in each state. Each store is relatively the same with what they sell. However, each store is going to have their own preferences due to location. For example, a CVS in Wisconsin might not have the same products exactly as a state such as Florida. The things that are sold by stores are what are in demand in that area at that time. Each state has their general items and those that are specific to the location.

What is Plan B?

Plan B often found as Plan B One-Step is an emergency contraception. It is a backup plan that will help prevent pregnancy if it is taken as directed. You are to take Plan B within 72 hours or three days after unprotected sex or a birth control failure. The sooner you take this pill the better it is going to work. Plan B is available for any woman. There is no age restriction on this pill.

Plan B One-Step is:

  • The number one OBGYN recommended emergency contraception.
  • It is easy to find at many retail stores. Able to buy without a prescription or ID.
  • Many women have used it.
  • This pill contains the same hormone as birth control pills just in a higher dosage. However, it is not effective as regular birth control.

Plan B Is not:

  • An abortion pill.
  • It will not work if you are already pregnant
  • It will not affect an existing pregnancy