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Christmas opening hours
Service update: December 2021
Progestogen only pill
Emergency contraception
Long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)
Young people
Unplanned pregnancy
Useful websites


Christmas opening hours

There will be no clinics or telephone advice line on:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Monday 27 December
  • Tuesday 28 December
  • Monday 3 January

There will be a limited service on:

  • Wednesday 29 December
  • Thursday 30 December
  • Friday 31 December

The Rose Clinic (early medical abortion service) is closed from 24 to 29 December, but you can still self-refer on 0345 730 4030 (except on Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Normal clinics will resume on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Service update: December 2021

Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation, we no longer have walk-in clinics.

Telemedicine clinics (028 9504 5500) will be offered most days from Monday to Friday, but may be reduced or cancelled at short notice due to current pressures.

Contraception advice is also available from your GP and pharmacist.

If you have a booked appointment for a procedure please phone the number texted to you to arrange for a Covid-19 screening questionnaire to be completed.

Failure to do this will result in rescheduling of your appointment.

Thank you for your co-operation.

If you are looking for information or testing for sexually transmitted infections, please visit our GUM clinic page.

Progestogen only pill

The desogestrel progestogen only pill (Cerazette/Cerelle/Zelleta) is now available without prescription to buy in pharmacies and online under the names Hana or Lovima.

A consultation with a pharmacist is required.

Emergency contraception

The morning after pill is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex, ideally within 24 hours.

It can also be obtained from pharmacies if you cannot access your GP or our service.

A copper IUD (coil) is the most effective method of contraception and advice on this can be provided by our service. Availability will be limited over the Christmas period.

Long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)

These are the most effective method and include the:

  • copper coil
  • hormonal coil (IUS)
  • implant
  • injectables

We have now restarted routine coil and implant clinics and are working our way through waiting lists.

If you require a procedure, for example a coil or implant insertion or removal, you will be added to a waiting list and offered an alternative method of contraception while awaiting an appointment.

We are delighted to now offer Sayana Press – an injectable method you can be taught to administer yourself. You are then provided with a year’s supply.

Young people

We are happy to see young people, but if you are aged 19 or under, you can also get contraception and sexual health advice from Common Youth: 028 9032 8866.

Unplanned pregnancy

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is the new referral service for women to access early medical abortion services in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Trust accepts referrals from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service for early medical abortion treatment up to nine weeks and six days of pregnancy (through The Rose Clinic). Please phone BPAS on: 03457 30 40 30.

The Rose Clinic offers a telephone consultation before a visit is required for the first part of the treatment. Contraception is offered at the same visit.

If you are over 10 weeks pregnant, you can access free abortion care in England. Please contact the British Pregnancy Advisory Service on: 0333 234 2184.

For more information on early medical abortion or to discuss counselling, please visit the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) website.

Useful websites

Healthinote
Sexwise
Contraception Choices