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 Emergency Contraception

 If you are concerned please call to make an appointment to see your GP advising that you maybe in need of Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception can be obtained free of charge from any Family Planning Clinic or Sexual Health Clinic and from many NHS walk-in centres. Girls and women aged 13 to 24 can obtain the emergency contraceptive pill free of charge from many local pharmacies.

The emergency pill can also be purchased from most pharmacies by anyone aged 16 or over for about £25.

Further Information regarding contraception


Cervical Smears

Between the ages of 25 and 64, women who are or have been sexually active should have a smear test taken every three/five years. Please make an appointment with our nurse for this to be done.


For advice about different methods of contraception, please make an appointment with the Nurse

Coils and Implants

The Surgery offers Long Acting Reversible Contraception including coils and implants.

 For further information please log onto the website below

If you then wish to make an appointment to discuss with your GP/Practice Nurse please telephone your Surgery:

Harpenden  01582 763951

 Wheathampstead 01582 832258


Chlamydia Testing

We offer a free chlamydia test to all young adults aged between 15-24 years.

  • It’s free
  • It’s quick
  • It’s confidential

You do NOT need to see a doctor or nurse to have the test – you can take the test yourself. Simply obtain a testing kit from surgery reception.

Facts about Chlamydia

  • Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection
  • People who are 24 and under and sexually active are more likely to get chlamydia
  • 1 in 14 people 24 and under who are tested, have chlamydia
  • It affects both men and women
  • Most people who have chlamydia don’t know they’ve got it

If you are 24 or under and have been sexually active, it is recommended that you take a chlamydia test every year, or every time you change a sexual partner.

For more information about chlamydia, go to



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