Contraceptive services

Sexual Health London are offering contraception and emergency contraception to people over the age of 16 who live in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster Lambeth and Southwark. Find out HOW IT WORKS.

Please note: We have created guidance around extended use of contraceptive devices during the coronavirus pandemic. Please download our leaflet to learn more.

Before you come to the Jefferiss Wing, you can use the FPA contraception tool to help you decide which contraception method may be best for you.

At the Jefferiss Wing we provide emergency contraception and long-acting reversible contraception. If you require contraceptive pills, patches, rings, diaphragms or injections, we advise you attend your local sexual health service. You can find this either through SH24 or NHS.uk (NHS Choices)

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and intrauterine systems (IUSs)

We can fit and remove intrauterine devices (IUD) and intrauterine systems (IUS), sometimes known as coils.

You can book a pre-assessment for a coil at our walk-in clinic or you can book an appointment here

You can book a pre-assessment for a coil by calling our triage line on 0203 312 6614 Before you book an appointment, please watch this video by NHS Lothian Chalmers Sexual Health Centre and read our helpful checklist to make sure that a coil will be suitable for you. If you do not, then we will not be able to fit a coil at your first appointment and you will have to come back to the clinic again. If you have any questions about whether a coil is suitable for you, you can call the clinic on 020 3312 6614 for advice.

Contraceptive implants

We can fit and remove contraceptive implants.

Call our triage line on 0203 312 6614 to arrange n to have an implant fitted or removed. Please note that if you can’t feel your implant, we will need to refer you to a deep implant removal centre. Your GP or local contraceptive service can also refer you.

Emergency contraception

If you need emergency contraception please call our triage line on 0203 312 6614

For an appointment. We can:

  • provide oral emergency contraception, or the ‘morning after pill’ – we can provide this up to five days after you have had unprotected sex.
  • fit emergency coils – we can provide you with an emergency coil up to five days (120 hours) after you have had unprotected sex or or within five days of the earliest time you could have released an egg. If you’re not sure when your last estimated date of egg release was, please call our triage line on 020 3312 6614 to discuss with a nurse or doctor.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is medication that people who are at very high risk of catching HIV, can take to protect themselves from HIV and is now available on the NHS free

Depending on the type of sex you have and your medical history there are different ways that you can take PrEP, and it is extremely effective if taken correctly. 

  • Not everyone can take PrEP, for example some medications can interact badly, and it won’t work if you are already HIV-positive. 
  • It is important to remember it will not protect you against the other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea or syphilis.
  • People who take PrEP are required to have 3-monthly checkups for STIs and regular tests to ensure their kidneys are working well. 

To get your 3 monthly online STI check-up, register and request a kit from Sexual Health London.

If you would like to find out more about PrEP, discuss starting PrEP, or be monitored while taking PrEP, please call our sexual health triage line on 0203 312 6614 to arrange to speak to one of the team.

We also recommend that you read the this PrEP leaflet on the i-Base website

NHS PrEP trial 

  • The PrEP trial (also known as the IMPACT trial) is now closed and all trial participants will be switched over to NHS funded PrEP. 
  • Our sexual health services are still here for you, but we have had to change the way we do things because of coronavirus.   
  • To ensure social distancing, we are unable to operate a walk-in clinic. Access to our clinics is via a telephone assessment first. We are able to sort out many issues by phone consultation, but if you need to come in we can arrange an appointment
  • To access services call our sexual health appointment triage line on 020 3312 6614 between the following hours: 
  • Monday through Friday 09.00 to 16.30
  • Our triage team will take your details and you will be given a time slot for a telephone consultation on same / following day to speak with a doctor or nurse or be given advice on other services better suited to your need
    • Following your telephone consultation, we may advise that you:
      • attend the clinic to see us or to collect medication
      • receive postal medication
      • order an STI testing kit or get your contraception online from Sexual Health London or from another online providers 

People who take PrEP are required to have 3-monthly checkups for STIs and regular tests to ensure their kidneys are working well.  

To get your 3 monthly online STI check-up, register and request a kit from Sexual Health London