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.

 

Order your contraception online

You can order some regular or emergency contraception online free of charge from Sexual Health London 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.

 

Clinic information

Contraception services are available at three clinics in Lewisham. Young people and under 16s are welcome at all clinics.

You can book an appointment online (via the 'book now' button below) or by telephone (numbers listed below).

Walk-in appointments are also available for under 25s at our Downham Health and Leisure Centre clinic.

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Clinic

Address

The Waldron Health Centre (New Cross)

Suite 8, 2nd Floor, Amersham Vale, London, SE14 6LD (opposite New Cross station)

T: 020 3049 3500

The Primary Care Centre (Hawstead Road, Catford)

1st Floor Hawstead Road, Catford, SE6 4JH

T: 020 3049 3500

Downham Health and Leisure Centre (under 25s only)

1st Floor, 7-9 Moorside Road, Downham, BR1 5EP

T: 020 3049 3500

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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.