Boots the Chemist Pharmacy, St Peters Street, St Albans
- Free to under-25s
- St Albans
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Boots the Chemist Pharmacy on St Peters Street in St Albans offers the free emergency contraception pill, sometimes known as the ‘morning after pill’, to women under 25. Under-25s can also get sexual health and contraception advice, a free chlamydia test and free condoms at this pharmacy as part of this service.
Boots the Chemist Pharmacy in St Albans city 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 120 hours (five days) of unprotected sex (contraception has failed or not been used) to stop you getting pregnant.
Only a specially-trained pharmacist can give you free emergency contraception after a confidential consultation. As part of the consultation they will give you a free chlamydia test and free condoms, 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 www.sexualhealthhertfordshire.clch.nhs.uk) 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 or centre.
We would welcome your views on this service. Please email your feedback to PublicHealth@hertfordshire.gov.uk.
Venue: Boots the Chemist, 9 St Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3DH
Age Range: 13-25
Cost: Free to under-25s
Timing and Repeats:
Please call to check when the emergency contraception pharmacist is available.
Booking Info: Drop-in / no booking needed
Organisation: Boots, tel: 01727 867173, email: , website: click here...