We provide advice on all forms of contraception including the oral contraceptive pill and patch, injection, coils and implants. We can also refer for vasectomy and sterilisation. If you would like to discuss starting contraception or have any queries regarding your current contraception please book a telephone appointment with a doctor or an online consultation. If you would like a repeat prescription of a pill and require a pill check appointment please book this with a nurse. Our nurses also give the contraceptive injection once a doctor has agreed for you to start it. Our Receptionists will be able to help guide you as to what type of appointment is required.
We can fit the coil (routinely) and the implant at the surgery as well as removing them. These appointments are booked after an initial telephone consultation has taken place and are subject to availability. You can also self-refer to the local contraception service for the fitting of coils and implants at Sexual Health Bromley. This a community-based early intervention service focused on improving sexual health within Bromley. It provides a whole range of sexual health services including Telephone consultations and a ‘Walk in and wait’ Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic. Full details on their website.
This is available from local pharmacies or can be prescribed by the practice. Emergency contraception is most effective if it is taken as soon as possible. The emergency contraceptive pill can be taken up to five days after unprotected intercourse or an emergency coil can be fitted sometimes even later than that depending on where you are in your cycle. If you require emergency contraception then please book an online consultation or speak with our receptionists to arrange a prescription. It might be possible to issue a prescription without speaking to you if we have enough information however we would always recommend considering booking an appointment to discuss more long term contraception options too. Emergency coils are fitted via the local contraception service – Sexual Health Bromley
We can offer sexual health screening at the Medical Centre. The nurse can take swabs to check for infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea and we can give you blood forms to book a test for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis once a consultation has taken place. We can also provide self-testing kits. Please enquire via Reception or book an online consultation.
Please view the NHS contraception guide for further information about all the topics listed above including details of pharmacies offering emergency contraception.
Other Useful links
- Family Planning Association: Sexual Health Advice
- British Pregnancy Advisory Service
- Sexual Advice Association
- NHS Choices – Sexual Health Topics
The following websites contain much information both nationally and in Bromley of services available. You can of course also make an appointment with your GP.