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Our family planning service provides a range of services including health promotion, contraceptive advice, contraceptive services including all long acting reversible methods, counselling and referral for cervical screening, advice about sexually transmissible diseases and medical gynaecological problems including menorrhagia.
The family planning service also provides specialist clinics for psychosexual problems, complex contraceptive problems and a referral clinic for coils and implants, vasectomy, a service for people with learning disabilities and chlamydia testing in some clinics
The family planning service provides information and advice via a sexual health helpline (0208 544 6140) and leaflets on methods of contraception and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). The service provides a focal point for information and advice on all reproductive and contraceptive health.
It also runs a pharmacy emergency hormonal contraceptive scheme, and has specialist input to schools on reproductive and sexual health issues, and young people’s clinics (including a boys’ clinic).
A key role for the service is to provide clinical support for primary care and to compliment the services they provide offering both specialist services and easily accessible services for women who cannot see or choose not to see their GP for these personal services.
Teaching and training primary care staff is an integral part of the service.
What service is available at family planning walk-in clinics?
Family planning clinics provide a free and confidential walk-in service from sites in Sutton and Merton. They can provide contraceptive advice and free prescribing of contraceptives. They can also advise you about how to have a healthy baby, how to access emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and termination of pregnancy referrals. We also provide cervical smear screening for women registered as with their GP in Sutton and Merton.