There are many different methods of contraception. Your GP will discuss your choices with you to find the type that will work best for you.
Contraception is free for most people in the UK and allows you to choose when and if you want to have a baby. The only way to help protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception prevent pregnancy but don’t protect against STIs.
A range of sexual health services are offered at the surgery including:
- contraception and contraception advice
- emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice
- genital warts advice
If you need advice and support with a sexual health matter or you think you have a problem you would like to discuss, please call the surgery to make an appointment.
Sexual health services are freely available for everyone.
For other services, ring one of the following to book an appointment:
|Florey Unit, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading||01183 227202|
|Garden Clinic, St Mark’s Hospital Community Health Clinic, Maidenhead||www.safesexberkshire.nhs.uk
0300 365 7777
|Garden Clinic, Skimped Hill Health Centre, Bracknell||www.safesexberkshire.nhs.uk
(Call Monday between 12:30 & 15:30 or 15:30 to 19:30
or Thursday 09:30 to 12:00 or 15:30 to 17:30 to book an appointment)0300 365 7777 when this clinic is closed
Homosexual males are currently being advised to have a vaccination against Hepatitis A, due to a recent increase in diagnosis. Please contact the surgery and arrange an appointment for your free Hepatitis A immunisation.
Our family planning clinics offer free, confidential advice and information about contraception and sexual health.
Our clinics are held by the Practice Nurses throughout the week by appointment.
We provide a range of services including:
- confidential advice about contraception
- the combined oral contraceptive pill
- the progestogen-only pill
- progestogen injections
- free emergency contraception
- confidential advice about STIs
- cervical screening
- unplanned pregnancy advice
- pre-conception advice and fertility awareness information
Advice is also given by all the GP’s during normal surgery hours.