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Public Holiday

Please note Sandyford clinics will be shut on Monday 28th September 2020 for public holiday. 

 

 

 

 

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Contraception

Sandyford Services: COVID-19

Sandyford Sexual Health Services has moved to delivering its most urgent services only, due to COVID-19. This is so we can ensure we keep patients and staff safe. This means that in line with government guidelines, we are minimising face-to-face work and prioritising those with the most urgent care needs. We appreciate your patience as we do this. It does mean that we might say you need to wait until the service you need is running again. 

  • We are offering telephone assessment clinics for the contraceptive pill; please phone us on 0141 211 8130.
  • We are offering a limited service for coil and implant sessions. Book online or call us on 0141 211 8130.
  • We now have a limited number of coil removal appointments. Please note this is for removal only and no other service can be offered during this appointment
  • We will try to phone you if your appointment has been cancelled to ensure you have emergency supplies. This phone call will come from an 0800 number or one with no caller ID. We will not leave a message with identifying details.
  • If you have an urgent contraception issue, such as severe pain with a coil please phone us on 0141 211 8130.

 

If you are in doubt as to whether you need to be seen by the sexual health service, telephone 0141 211 8130. Our staff will be able to advise you.

You can only attend clinics if you have made an appointment before you arrive. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no services are available without an appointment.

Please do not bring any other person with you to your appointment including children, partners, friends or family members. They will be asked to wait outside the building. You are asked to wear a face covering when you attend as per Government advice.

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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. 

Are Sandyford clinics the only place I can access contraception?

Contraception is free to all women and men through the NHS in the UK. 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 coils
  • Non-hormonal coils
  • Implant
  • Injection
  • Combined Oral pill
  • Progestogen only pill
  • Diaphragm 
  • Combined Hormonal Patch
  • Combined Hormonal Vaginal Ring
  • Male & Female Condoms
  • Vasectomy
  • Emergency contraception

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.

Manage your sexual health online

Book, reschedule & cancel appointments online using our new system.

Emergency Contraception

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

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 and want to space their pregnancies or have long term contraception. You can find out more about your options here. 

What to expect at Sandyford

All the information you need about your visit to Sandyford. Before, during and after the appointment.