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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Most of our clinics are open by arrangement only (the exception is Wantage clinic which runs a drop-in session for under 18s). Please book a telephone consultation via email / phone.

Mask wearing and social distancing remain in place in all our sites. If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to a clinic. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Contraception

We can only offer contraception services to people living in areas covered by Oxfordshire County Council (find your local council on the GOV.UK website).

If you live outside of this area, please contact your local sexual health service instead. GPs and your local pharmacy may also be able to offer you advice and access to contraception.

What types of contraception can I get?

We offer a full range of contraceptive options, including:

We do not stock or supply the vaginal contraceptive ring.

Visit the Contraception Choices website for more information on the different types of contraception available. Contraception is free of charge to everybody.

Can I access contraception online?

We are able to prescribe some contraception without seeing you in clinic, however you will need to have a telephone consultation with a clinician to decide what is best for you.

We are unable to send the medication to you but you can choose to collect it from one of four sites across Oxfordshire (Oxford, Banbury, Witney or Didcot).

I am under 16 years old, can I get contraception?

Yes. We are a confidential service and do not routinely pass on information to anyone outside of the Sexual Health Service (such as your parents, teachers, GP/family doctor or social worker).

We always ask young people some questions about safety.  If we are worried about you, we may have to talk to other professionals who could offer further support. We would always do our best to discuss the options with you.

We also offer the Safety C-Card condom scheme.