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Patient appointment information

Prior to attending you appointment please read the below information and please adhere to the advice given. Failure to do so may result in your appointment having to be rescheduled.

  • Please do not bring babies or young children to your appointment.
  • Please do not bring babies or young children to your appointment.
  • If you are not currently using contraception please abstain from sexual contact or alternatively use condoms in the 3 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Please bring a urine sample.
  • If you are having a coil fitted and have no genital symptoms we recommend accessing Chlamydia/Gonorrhea screening via prior to your appointment to reduce any risk of infection. (Often there are no symptoms – that is why it is good to have a check-up if you have any unprotected sex).
  • If you are having a coil fitted and have genital symptoms we commend accessing Chlamydia/ Gonorrhea screening via the GUM clinic: 02837562080 and deferring to your appointment until you have your test results.
    • Genital symptoms of Chlamydia/ Gonorrhea
    • Discharge from the vagina;
    • Stinging/burning sensation when passing urine;
    • Abnormal bleeding or pain during sex.
  • If you are having a coil fitted please take pain killers 30 minutes prior to your appointment and ensure you have had something to eat to minimize pain and risk of fainting.
  • If you are having a coil removed or replaced please use additional contraception or abstain from sex 1 week prior to prevent risk of pregnancy.
  • Please do not attend your appointment if you have symptoms of covid 19 (please check government website for up-to-date information on this)

If your appointment is no longer suitable or you wish to cancel please contact:

Contraception booking line: 
028 3756 0845
Wednesday 8:30 – 12:30pm
Friday 8:30 – 2:30pm (excluding bank holidays)


Should you wish to access information about our service, including the methods of contraception we provide click on the following: Contraception Clinic | Southern Health & Social Care Trust (