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Sandyford Services: COVID-19 10th September 2021

Appointments for Contraception are available at Sandyford Central, Parkhead, Paisley and  Clydebank. Due to unexpected staff shortages, we cannot put these clinics on far in advance. Please read the notes below to ensure you have the correct appointment for your needs.

Coil or implant insertion appointments These can be booked online. We want to be able to complete your procedure at your appointment. Please read the information on either the coil or implant before attending.

Implant removal appointments These can be booked online. We will not be able to offer you any other services during this appointment.

Coil removal without replacement Please call 0141 211 8130 to arrange this. We will not be able to offer you any other services during this appointment.

Contraception injections, pills, patches or rings If you require contraceptive pills, patches or rings and only if your current supply is from Sandyford, please call 0141 211 8130 to arrange a telephone consultation.

If you are within one year of childbirth or abortion, or are a Young Person under 18 or feel in any way vulnerable, please call on 0141 211 8130 to discuss your options.

Sandyford provide a range of contraceptive options and we're happy to help you choose the right one for you

Contraception is required until menopause and if used correctly has a high chance of preventing pregnancy. There is a wide range of options and we're happy to help you decide which method works best for you. We provide a variety of methods including implants, intrauterine coils (hormonal and non-hormonal) and vasectomy. 

Contraception Information in Community Languages

Are Sandyford clinics the only place I can access contraception?

Contraception is free for all in the UK through the NHS.  Places where you can get contraception include:

  • you can pick up free condoms discreetly and confidentially in over 300 venues across NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
  • our young people's service provide contraception to people aged 17 and under
  • most GP surgeries – talk to your GP or practice nurse

The NHS Inform website has more information on where you can get contraception.

I don't know what type of contraception to choose

There is a wide range of options available and the doctor or nurse at Sandyford will be happy to help you decide which method would suit you best taking into account your individual situation. Alternatively you may feel more comfortable having this discussion with your GP. Most GP practices offer contraception advice and many will also be able to fit coils and implants. 

What types of contraception do Sandyford provide?

We offer a wide range of contraceptive choices including:

  • Hormonal intrauterine coils
  • Non-hormonal intrauterine coils
  • Progestogen-only Implant
  • Injection
  • Combined hormonal pill
  • Progestogen only pill
  • Combined hormonal Patch
  • Combined hormonal Vaginal Ring
  • Emergency contraception
  • Male & Female Condoms
  • Diaphragm
  • Vasectomy

You can find out more about each of these methods of contraception on the NHS Inform website.

What happens at the clinic?

Not sure where to start when it comes to contraception?

There are many types of contraception available these website can help you learn more about each option and help you weight up the pro's and con's.

Information about contraception after you've had a baby

There are many very effective and safe methods of contraception that are ideal for people who have just had a baby. You can find out more about your options here. 

Emergency Contraception

If you require emergency contraception the sooner you act after having unprotected sex, the better.




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