Emergency Contraception

Available from the Pharmacist

You can receive a tablet from Field Pharmacy through the NHS

This service is subject to the availability of a qualified pharmacist and at the discretion of the duty pharmacist.

All customers wanting to get the “morning after pill” will be required to talk to the pharmacist in our private consultation room. This is completely confidential and your pharmacist is a medical professional bound by the laws of confidentiality as your doctor is.

There is no need to ask at the counter for the pill, simply ask to speak to the pharmacist in private.

A woman can use emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex, or if a method of contraception has failed.

Emergency contraceptive pill

Levonelle is the most commonly used. It can be taken up to three days (72 hours) after having unprotected sex, and is available free of charge on prescription or can be bought from your local pharmacy if you are over 16.

Most women can use the emergency contraceptive pill, including women who are breastfeeding and those who cannot usually use hormonal contraception (such as the combined pill or contraceptive patch).

The emergency contraceptive pill should not be used as a regular method of contraception.

Read More

A great source for futher information on Sexual health, contraception methods and safer sex can be found at http://www.fpa.org.uk

  • Health Guide
  • image
  • NHS video wall with stroke, diabetes, and kidney and heart disease real-life stories plus expert advice on treatment.
  • Your health, your way. Your NHS guide to long-term conditions and self care.
  • NHS video wall with stroke, diabetes, and kidney and heart disease real-life stories plus expert advice on treatment.
READ ALL
  • working hours
  • • Mon to Fri: 09:00-13:00 – 14:00-17:30
  • • Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00 • Sunday:Closed