How Wood Pharmacy in St Albans
- Free to under 25s
- St Albans
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How Wood Pharmacy 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 and a free chlamydia test at this pharmacy.
How Wood Pharmacy in St Albans 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 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.
Venue: How Wood Pharmacy, 16 How Wood, Park Street, St Albans AL2 2RA
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: Unknown
Organisation: How Wood Pharmacy, tel: 01727 872190, email: , website: click here...