Contraception help and advice

You can see a nurse prescriber in a routine appointment to get advice and prescriptions for contraception

If you are considering a coil (IUD/Intrauterine Device) then you should make a pre-fit counselling appointment with Dr Goodfellow, Dr Grant, Dr Mobbs, Dr Rumble or Dr Murray.

If you are considering a contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) you should make a pre-fit counselling appointment with Dr Mobbs, Dr Grant, Dr Rumble, Dr Murray, Nurse Windatt or Nurse Gaudion.

If you need Emergency Contraception due to a missed pill, split condom etc then it is important you are seen as soon as possible as it is more effective if taken within 24 hours. Nurses usually issue emergency contraception. Please let Reception staff know that you need to be seen the same day/urgently. Alternatively, you can also get the emergency contraceptive pill over the counter from your local pharmacy. This is free to under 25's at all local pharmacies.

LARC - Long Acting Reversible Contraception

All LARC is over 99% effective and do not depend on you remembering to take them or use them to be effective

LARC information

Free condoms

Students' Health Service will give free condoms at an appointment if appropriate but unfortunately we do not give out free condoms on a drop in basis. If you are under 25 you can get free condoms from a number of local services with Bristols c-card scheme. The nearest location to Students' Health Service that you can both get a c-card and collect free condoms is Boots at Clifton Down. A full list of local services can be found on the 4yp website.