Boots the Chemist Pharmacy, Queensway, Stevenage

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Boots the Chemist Pharmacy in Stevenage town centre offers free emergency hormonal contraception (EHC), sometimes known as the ‘morning after pill’ to women under 25. Under-25s can also get sexual health and contraception advice and a free chlamydia test at this pharmacy.

The pharmacy in Boots the Chemist in Stevenage town centre offers many services including contraception and sexual health advice.

Free emergency contraception for under-25s
The emergency contraception pill, also known as the 'morning after pill', is available free to under-25s from this pharmacy. Although often called the 'morning after pill' you don't have to take it the morning after. It is a single pill that must be taken within 72 hours (three days) of unprotected sex (contraception has failed or not been used) to stop you getting pregnant. 

The emergency contraceptive pill is very effective and it is more effective the sooner you take it after unprotected sex.

Only a specially-trained pharmacist within the pharmacy can give you free emergency contraception. In a private consultation room they will also offer you a free chlamydia test, discuss ongoing contraception and may ask you to go to the local sexual health service if needed. You must have a doctor (GP) in Hertfordshire to use this free service.

Please note: It’s a good idea to telephone the pharmacy before you go to make sure that a pharmacist who can provide this service is available. If the pharmacist is not available look for another pharmacy on this site or contact Sexual Health Hertfordshire (0300 008 5522 for your nearest sexual health and contraceptive clinic.

If you are aged 13-19 and want to talk to someone about sexual relationships, condoms, c-card, chlamydia or pregnancy, you can go to your local YC Hertfordshire One Stop Shop.


Opening hours for Boots the Chemist Pharmacy Queensway, Stevenage

Monday-Friday: 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am-6pm
Sunday: 10.00-4.00pm

What is the c-card Hertfordshire scheme?

c-card Hertfordshire is a sexual health scheme for young people aged 13-25 that aims to help you:

  • Make the right CHOICES regarding relationships
  • Get free CONDOMS to prevent unplanned pregnancies and reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Get tested for CHLAMYDIA and other STIs
  • Understand the types of CONTRACEPTION available

When you register with this scheme you will be issued with a card which contains a unique ID number. You will then be able to use this to pick up free condoms from any registration or easy access point in Hertfordshire where you see the c-card logo.

Visit the c-card Hertfordshire website for more detailed information.



Venue: Boots the Chemist, 43-45 Queensway, Stevenage SG1 1DN

Age Range: 13-25

Cost: FREE

Timing and Repeats:
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm.
Sat 8.30am - 6pm
Sun - 10.00 - 4.00pm

Booking Info: Drop-in / no booking needed

Organisation: Boots the Chemist, tel: 01438 312151, email: , website: click here...

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