Family Planning

Our family planning nurses offer free, confidential advice and information about contraception and sexual health.

We provide a range of services including:

  • confidential advice about contraception
  • the combined oral contraceptive pill
  • the progestogen-only pill
  • progestogen injections
  • limited supplies of free condoms
  • free emergency contraceptio
  • confidential advice about STIs
  • cervical screening
  • unplanned pregnancy advice
  • free pregnancy tests
  • pre-conception advice and fertility awareness information
  • fitting and checking of caps, diaphragms, and coils (intrauterine devices, or IUDs)

Hertfordshire County Council has developed an interactive map of Hertfordshire sexual health services including those offered within GP and Pharmacy settings. This will help all residents and professionals to have knowledge on what is available in their area. For more information visit

Also family planning clinics are run at the Addison Health Centre, Galen House, 1st Floor, Fourth Avenue, Harlow, CM20 1DW. Call 0208 2724600 to check times for appointments.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites

Planning a Pregnancy – NHS Choices

Cervical Screening – NHS Choices

The Facts about Contraception – NHS Choices