Preparing for your appointment

If you are attending to have an IUD, IUS (coil) or implant

If you are having an IUS coil or an implant fitted, you must not have put yourself at risk of pregnancy in your current menstrual cycle—that is, no sexual intercourse since your last normal period, or correct and consistent use of a reliable method of contraception. The withdrawal method and diaphragms/caps are not highly reliable methods of contraception.

If you are attending to have an emergency IUD (coil) fitted

An emergency IUD can be fitted up to five days after unprotected sex. You may have it fitted at any time in your menstrual cycle provided this is the only unprotected sex you have had since your last period. If you have had unprotected sex more than once since your last period, then an emergency IUD can be fitted up to five days after the earliest time you could have ovulated (released an egg).

If you are attending to have an IUD or IUS (coil) removed

If you want to have an IUD or IUS removed and are not planning a pregnancy, it is important that you use condoms or do not have sex for seven days before your appointment. 

Male patients attending for screening

Please do not pass urine for at least two hours before you attend the clinic.


If you are going to have a procedure during your appointment and you have small children with you, please bring someone along who can look after them.


If you need to be examined you will be offered a chaperone (second member of staff present).

Opening times

Mon: 9am–7pm
Tue: 9am–7pm
Thu: 9am–4pm
Fri: 8:30am–12 noon
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

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Clinic closed on bank holidays—for emergencies please go to your nearest A&E



T: 020 3315 1010

Lines are open:
Mon: 8:30am–7pm
Tue: 8:30am–6pm
Wed: 12 noon–6pm
Thu: 8:30am–4pm
Fri: 8:30am–12 noon
Sat: closed
Sun: closed


Contact information

10 Hammersmith Broadway
W6 7AL

Sexual Health Advisers
T: 020 3315 9779

T: 020 3315 9724

F: 020 3315 9782


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