Contraception

We provide free and confidential contraception services across three sites in the Lewisham borough.

For contraception services in the Greenwich or Bexley boroughs, please visit  www.greenwichsexualhealth.org or www.bexleysexualhealth.org

 

Services offered

We provide services for men and women of all ages, including young people and under 16s.

  • Emergency hormonal contraception
  • Contraception advice
  • Online contraception
  • Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) including IUDs (coils), Mirena (IUS) and implants
  • Free condoms
  • Services for young people
  • Pregnancy testing, advice and referral

 

 

How to access our services

Simply call us on 020 3049 3500 to make an appointment. Young people and under 16s are welcome at all clinics.

 

 

Order your contraception online

You can order some regular or emergency contraception online free of charge if you live in Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Ealing, Harrow, Hackney, City of London or Brent.

Contraception methods available for delivery:

  • Emergency contraceptive pill (morning after pill)
  • Combined hormonal contraception
  • Progestogen only pill
  • Vaginal ring
  • Contraceptive patch.

More information can be found on Sexual Health London

 

 

Online consultations for Long acting reversible contraception (LARC)

We are pleased to have launched a bookable online telephone consultation clinic to discuss implant insertion and removal and coil insertion or replacement (including the emergency coil). Please go to  www.zesty.co.uk to book. 

 

 

Clinic locations

Contraception services are offered at three sites across Lewisham. 

Waldron Health Centre (New Cross)

  • Address: Suite 8, 2nd Floor, Amersham Vale, SE14 6LD
  • Telephone: 020 3049 3500
  • This clinic is for people of all ages.

Opening times

Monday: 10am – 7pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 2.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 2pm

 

Hawstead Road (Catford)

  • Address: 1st Floor Hawstead Road, Catford, SE6 4JH
  • Telephone: 020 3049 3500
  • This clinic is for people of all ages.

Opening times

Monday: 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 7pm
Thursday: 1pm – 7pm

 

Downham Health and Leisure Centre (Downham) 

  • Address: 1st Floor, 7-9 Moorside Road, Downham, BR1 5EP
  • Telephone: 020 3049 3500
  • This clinic is for under 25s only.

Opening times

Wednesdays and Thursdays 3pm–7pm

 

 

Emergency contraception

You can use emergency contraception if you’ve had sex without using contraception since your last period, or think your contraception might have failed. It’s best to start within 24 hours, but please still contact us for advice even if it's been more than five days since you had unprotected sex.

There are different types of emergency contraception:

  • The emergency intrauterine device (IUD)
  • An emergency contraceptive pill.

Emergency contraception is available at all Lewisham Sexual health clinics and can also be obtained from some local pharmacies free of charge, even if you are under 16. If you think you need emergency contraception please contact the clinic or go to your local pharmacy as soon as possible for advice.

 

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