Contraceptive Services at John Hunter Clinic

For general contraceptive queries and appointments other than an Intrauterine device (IUD/Coil) please call 020 3315 4040 or book on of our telephone triage appointments (Box 3).

If you are unsure what method you want please book an initial telephone appointment and one of our clinical team will call you to discuss your options, answer any questions you may have and book you the relevant face to face appointment.

Implants

If you need a Contraceptive Implant inserting or removing, you can book this face-to-face appointment directly online for JHC (Box 4)

Pease note this is not an intra uterine device (IUD/Coil) but is a small flexible rod fitted just under the skin on your arm.

Intrauterine device (IUD/Coil)

If you need an Intrauterine device (IUD/Coil) fitting you please book on of our telephone triage appointments (box 3).

We have developed advice for all patients attending for insertion of intrauterine contraception (coil). Please ensure you read the information carefully prior to your appointment to have an IUD or IUS fitted.

If you book directly online please read the below carefully.

Important points if you are having an Intrauterine device (IUD/Coil) fitted

  • There must be no risk of pregnancy prior to your appointment – if you are at risk of pregnancy, we may have to rearrange your appointment for another day
  • To ensure we can insert the device, you should continue using a hormonal method of contraception (pill, patch, ring, injection or implant) until the day of your appointment or use condoms on every occasion you have sex for at least 3 weeks before your appointment, or abstain from sexual intercourse altogether for at least 3 weeks before your appointment 
  • If you are replacing an IUD/IUS which is not out of date, then please ensure you avoid any unprotected sex for seven days before your appointment

This is to prevent pregnancy in case we are unable to insert a new device after removing the old one.

Who we are able to see

Until further notice, John Hunter Clinic has been mandated to provide open access for long acting reversible contraception (LARC) and general family planning only for residents of the London local authorities list below. 

Therefore, only patients who reside these boroughs may be offered an appointment.

If you require emergency contraception, please walk in during clinic hours, as this does not depend on your borough of residence. Outside of clinic times, go to your nearest A&E.

For any other patients requesting LARC or family planning who are not resident in the local authorities listed below, please seek an alternative family planning/LARC appointment within your area of residence.

Boroughs

  • Barking and Dagenham 
  • Barnet 
  • Bexley 
  • Brent 
  • Bromley 
  • Camden 
  • City of London 
  • Ealing
  • Enfield 
  • Hackney 
  • Hammersmith and Fulham 
  • Haringey 
  • Harrow 
  • Havering 
  • Hounslow 
  • Islington 
  • Kensington and Chelsea 
  • Kingston upon Thames 
  • Lambeth 

Contact information

• Get directions to JHC

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

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