Specialist contraception - IUD, IUS, Implant
We have a team of specialist doctors who provide the fitting and removal of IUD and implants.
Please make an appointment with any doctor or nurse to discuss these methods. When starting any new method of contraception, we have to check you are not already pregnant and have not been at risk of pregnancy since your last period or stopping the last method. Appointment for fitting will only be made after a consultation discussing the risks and benefits.
For fpa information leaflets, click here: IUD (coil), IUS (Mirena), Implant (Nexplanon)
Other methods of contraception are also available. Please make an appointment for consultation.
Other useful contact details are:
St Bartholomews Hospital 020 3465 5050
Mortimer Market Centre
- Appointments 020 3317 5100
- Advice 020 3317 5111
Archway Sexual Health 020 3317 5252
Margaret Pyke Centre 020 3317 3737
Emergency contraception is offered free at Margaret Pyke sessions.
Walk-in is generally available for urgent care only.
Some fast track appointments are available between 12:00 and 14:00 Monday to Friday for repeat pill supplies for users with no other specific problems.
Specialist Sexual Health Services
You can make an appointment with any regular GP or practice nurse to have a check up if you are worried about any sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We can offer treatment and counselling for most STIs. Our audits have shown we offer the same standard of care as a sexual health clinic.
We encourage anyone who may be at risk to have an HIV test - 1/3 of adults in the UK with HIV do not know they have the infection. Many people are diagnosed late when treatment can be less effective.
For more information, click onto the following links: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts, Pubic Lice/Scabies, Syphilis, Trichomonas, Thrush/Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV.
If you have HIV, we would like you to share this information with us; this is so that you get the best care from your specialist and your GP. Your specialist will give us the most up-to-date information about your treatment and care. Many people with HIV can be well with or without treatment. However, if we know that your immunity is poor, it will help us to give you the right advice at the right time. It is also important to let us know if you are taking treatment for HIV as there could be interactions with common drugs such as antibiotics.
It is important to keep yourself fit and healthy whether you are on treatment or not. Once you are on our register, we will invite you for health checks, flu, pneumococcal and hepatitis B vaccinations, contraceptive advice and yearly cervical smears for women.