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COVID -19

If you believe you have Coronavirus (COVID-19), or have developed a continuous cough, have a fever/high temperature, or have come into contact in the last 14 days with someone who has. Then please do NOT come into Sandyford. For further information about Coronavirus please visit NHS Inform

 

 

 

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Contraception

COVID-19: Servcie Update

In response to the ongoing pressures on NHS services caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) temporary changes to sexual health services are necessary. The following apply from Monday 23rd March 2020.

  • All appointments for long acting reversible contraception are suspended (coils, implants, injections)
  • 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.
  • No new appointments can be made online until further notice.
  • If you have an urgent contraception issue, such as severe pain with a coil please phone us on 0141 211 8130

If you require Sandyford services for an urgent review please call 0141 211 8130. Online booking is currently not available. We are committed to providing safe and effective patient care during this time.

Please click here for more information on the temporary changes to Sandyford services and locations. 

 


 

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.  

Contraception Patient Information