Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Service
Service update: 11 January 2021
Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and staff redeployment, we will not be able to offer routine coil or implant appointments until further notice.
You can contact us if you wish to start a hormonal method of contraception while awaiting insertion of a coil or implant.
We will still be offering emergency contraception including:
- emergency coil insertion
- telemedicine for posting of contraceptive pills
- injectable methods (in certain circumstances)
- early medical abortion (referral via Informing Choices NI)
If you need advice on any method, please ring the telemedicine central line on: 028 9504 5500.
Oral emergency contraception is more effective the sooner you take it after unprotected sex. It is also available from GPs and pharmacists.
If you are aged 19 or under: you can also get contraception from Common Youth: 028 9032 8866.
Contraceptive implant review: 11 January 2021
We have undertaken a patient review of women who had a contraceptive implant inserted or replaced in various family planning clinics by one doctor from late 2017 until August 2020.
There is no problem with the implant itself, but a small number of women did not have an implant inserted. The majority of women have been contacted and no further issues have been identified.
If you have an implant and you can feel it in your arm, there is no need to be concerned. If you cannot feel your implant, please contact us on: 028 9504 5500.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), there will be NO walk-in service until further notice. We are centralising our service into one area at College Street. We have also switched to a telephone consultation service to provide your prescriptions.
Please contact College Street on 028 9504 5500:
Monday to Thursday from 9am to 11.30am and 1.30pm and 4pm
Friday from 9am to 11.30am
A member of our team will take your details and a doctor or nurse will then contact you on a WITHHELD number. There may be a high volume of calls when you ring College Street, but please keep trying.
If you would like advice about an unplanned pregnancy, please contact Informed Choices Northern Ireland on 028 9031 6100 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
The Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Service provides clinics where women and men can receive information and advice on all aspects of contraception and sexual health. These clinics are held at a number of convenient locations, and at various times during the day.
If you are looking for information about our sexual health clinics that provide testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), please go to our GUM clinic page.
Services provided by the sexual and reproductive healthcare team include:
- providing all methods of contraception, including oral emergency contraception
- testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
- appointment-based hospital clinics providing intrauterine device fitting, for example copper coils and mirena systems
The majority of our community clinics are open access, so no appointment is needed. In these clinics, all men and women are seen and individually assessed by a sexual and reproductive healthcare trained member of staff. You may be offered appropriate counselling, treatment or tests.
When this initial assessment has taken place, you may be referred directly to a hospital clinic if required.
All sexual and reproductive healthcare clinics are closed on bank holidays. During holiday periods, clinics may operate with reduced staff.
Specialist psychosexual counselling clinic available by appointment only. You may self-refer to this service or be referred from one of our community clinics or by other healthcare professionals.
For more information, or to self-refer, please call (028) 9504 5637. This number is for referral and information for specialist clinics only.
Please ring any of the community clinics during clinic hours or, if you require further information, you can contact the admin office on 028 9504 5513. The admin office is open:
- Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm
- Friday from 9am to 4pm