We offer a full range of contraceptive services at Bridge Street Medical Centre
Copper IUD and Mirena IUS
If you are considering having a copper or Mirena coil fitted, please make a routine telephone appointment with one of the GPs to discuss further. After this appointment we will add you to the waiting list and reception will contact you as soon as the next fit appointment becomes available.
If you wish to have a copper IUD or Mirena IUS removed, please request a routine face-to-face appointment with one of our practice nurses. Please note you should abstain from intercourse for one week prior to coil removal unless you are wishing to become pregnant.
Contraceptive implant (Nexplanon)
We can fit and remove these at the practice - please book a routine phone appointment with the nurse to discuss and she will explain how to get an appointment. Fitting can be done in any double appointment - it is quick and easy and almost painless, apart from a brief sting of local anaesthetic. Removals can only be done in a dedicated clinic, for which we run a waiting list system.
We can issue a range of progestrogen-only pills ('mini-pill') and combined pills after a consultation with any doctor or nurse at the practice.
Before we can issue a first prescription for the pill we will need to check your blood pressure, height and weight. You are welcome to drop into the practice to check any of these (no appointment needed - just ask reception to direct you to the equipment).
Once you have the contraceptive pill on repeat prescription, you will need an annual pill check. This can be done via our online pill check form on the website, unless you have anything you specifically wish to discuss.
All prescriptions for contraception are free on the NHS.
Contraceptive injection (depot Provera)
Please book a face-to-face appointment with one of the nurses if you would like this administered.
Please book a same-day phone appointment with one of the nurses if you need emergency contraception. This should be within five days of having had unprotected sex: sooner is better.
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