Contraception during COVID – 19

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Contraception Services

We are very much aware of the stress and anxiety caused by the cancellation of our weekly young women’s clinics and that some of you may be due repeat prescriptions.

So, for the foreseeable future we are asking that if you are due a repeat presciption in the coming few weeks that you email the Centre on

You need to include the following information:
1. Your name
2. Date of Birth
3. Address
4. Phone number (we will contact you on this number to let you know the presription is ready)

You will then be given a day and time to call to the Centre to collect your prescription.

Please note

* this service will only apply to our current clients
* no new clients will be offered this service
* prescriptions may take a week to prepare
* no drop-ins or consultations will be facilitated
* the morning after pill will be not be prescribed (your own GP, NowDoc or any pharmacy will supply this pill)


Contraception prescriptions – Pharmacists can continue to provide you with your usual contraception prescription.

If your prescription is due for renewal, and you’re not in a position to get a new prescription, your pharmacist may be able to provide you with additional supplies of your contraception, if it is safe and appropriate to do so.


Emergency Contraception – You can get emergency (hormonal) contraception without prescription from your local pharmacy as usual.

Pharmacies will continue to stay open during the coronavirus outbreak and emergency contraception consultations with pharmacists will continue.

If you need emergency contraception, phone your pharmacist, who may be able to carry out the consultation over the phone, before you go to the pharmacy for the medicine. This will reduce the amount of time you need to spend in the pharmacy.

Emergency hormonal contraception can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex.

The sooner you take it, the more effective it is