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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).

Contraceptive pills and patches

We prescribe contraceptive pills and patches and can talk you through which options may be best for you. Contact us for a telephone consultation:

Contraceptive pills

There are two main types of contraceptive pill:

Please note that, whilst we stock a large number of different pill brands, we cannot stock them all. If you are on a particular version that we don’t stock (for example Yasmin® or Dianette®), we can prescribe a similar version. See your GP if you want to continue to use a specific type of pill that we don’t have.

The contraceptive patch

This method uses the same hormones that are in the combined contraceptive pill but, instead of taking a pill, you apply a patch to your skin once a week.

It may be a good method if you sometimes forget to take pills. Go to the Contraception Choices website: patch for more information.

Pills for period control

If you are not sexually active and are using the pill purely to control your periods, you must see your GP for this. We cannot prescribe the pill in these circumstances.