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Family Planning

We do not offer a separate clinic for family planning but would be happy to advise on all aspects including the coil.

If you are on the combined pill we must check your blood pressure every 6 months. If you run out and are not able to see us immediately we will allow you one months additional supply after that you must find the time to come in so that we are able to check your blood pressure. You may see the nurse for this. Alternatively if you have a machine at home you can let us have some home readings, we also need to know your weight.

If you are at risk of pregnancy, perhaps a condom split or came off, you missed the pill or you were not using contraception at all, then you may need emergency contraception. Emergency contraception can be obtained in several ways. Please click here for more information. Our nearest Family Planning Clinic. Caryl Thomas Clinic in Headstone Drive 020 3893 8575.

We insert both the mirena coil and copper coil at Elliott Hall Medical Centre, please speak to reception or your doctor for more information. 

It’s worth remembering that emergency contraception can fail and it does not stop pregnancies outside of the womb known as ectopic pregnancy. It is therefore vital that if you miss a period you must do a pregnancy test and if concerned speak to a doctor.

Emergency contraception is no substitute for regular family planning and you should discuss this with us as well.