Contraceptive services

General contraception clinic times

Monday: 9am–12 noon
Tuesday: 1:30–4pm
Wednesday: 5–7pm
Thursday: 1:30–4pm
Friday: 9am–12 noon
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Text booking for contraception services

If you require contraception services, try PregStop!—our text/SMS booking service for our contraception clinic.

Services offered in general contraception clinics

  • Contraceptive advice
  • Oral contraceptive pills—progesterone only pills, combined contraceptive pills
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Vaginal ring
  • Depo-Provera injection
  • Condoms—male and female
  • Emergency contraception (also available in the sexual health clinic throughout the week)
  • Preliminary discussion regarding getting a contraceptive implant fitted/removed or an Intra-uterine device (copper coil or Mirena) fitted
  • Pregnancy testing and advice

Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) clinic times

The long acting contraceptives Nexplanon (implant) and intra-uterine devices (Copper coil and Mirena) can usually only be fitted in one of our LARC clinics:

  • Tuesday mornings: 9am–12 noon (IUDs and implants)
  • Tuesday evenings: 5pm-7pm (IUDs only)
  • Tuesday afternoons: 1:30–4pm (implants only)
  • Wednesday afternoons: 1:30–4pm (IUDs and implants)
  • Wednesday evenings: 5:30–7pm (implants only)

Intra-uterine device information

If you would like a contraceptive IUD (copper coil or Mirena) you will first need to make an initial appointment in one of the general contraception clinics by calling the appointment line on 020 3315 6699. At this appointment the nurse will complete a general contraception assessment which includes:

  • information on the different types of coils available
  • a sexual health screen—it is essential that there is no risk of infection before the coil is fitted
  • making an appointment for you in one of our LARC clinics for the coil to be fitted at the most appropriate time

When should I start a method?

If you are already on a method of contraception and are planning to switch to an alternative, please make sure you continue with your current method until your appointment.

If you are only using condoms for contraception or using no contraception you should preferably start a new contraceptive method when you are on your period or have had no sex since the beginning of your last period (ie when we can be sure you are not pregnant or in the early stages of pregnancy). This is especially important for those attending a LARC clinic appointment where we fit an IUD or an implant. If you do not follow this advice this may mean we have to defer fitting your chosen method until we can be sure you are not at risk of pregnancy.

If you have any questions please call the appointment line on 020 3315 6699 and you will be transferred to a doctor or nurse for advice and information.

Opening Times

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
Wednesday: 1:30 – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Walk-in Clinics

Monday: 9 – 10:30am

Contact Information

John Hunter Clinic
St Stephen's Centre

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
London
SW10 9NH

Appointments: 020 3315 6699
Health Advisers: 020 3315 6155/6156

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