I need emergency contraception
How to get free emergency contraception (morning after pill or coil) from a local sexual health service, GP or pharmacy, and contact a helpline for sexual health problems and advice.
Where to find emergency contraception
If you live in Southwark and need emergency contraception (the morning after pill), you can order emergency contraception for free from Sexual Health London.
The morning after pill is also available from your GP or local pharmacy. Some pharmacies charge for this service.
If you’re under the age of 18 you can also get emergency contraception from the young people’s walk-in sexual health clinic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust at Streatham Hill on Wednesdays 2pm to 6pm.
Free emergency contraception from pharmacies
Some pharmacies in Southwark currently provide the morning-after pill for free. When you visit, you'll also be offered a free contraceptive consultation, which includes:
- free oral contraception (known as the pill)
- a referral for a coil (intrauterine device or IUD) or intrauterine system (IUS)
Southwark pharmacies that offer the morning after pill for free
You can get the morning after pill for free from the following pharmacies:
- Jamaica Road Pharmacy: 182C Jamaica Road, SE16 4RT (020 7237 3483)
- Ridgway (Chana) Pharmacy: 251- 253 Walworth Road, SE17 1RL (020 7701 2720)
- Lenny Chemist: 303/309 East Street, SE17 2SX (020 7703 7843)
- Bonamy Pharmacy: 355 Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 3HF (020 7740 2523)
- Sheel Pharmacy: 8 Nunhead Green, SE15 3QF (020 7639 0262)
- Harfleur Pharmacy: 107 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 4TW (020 7407 0051)
- Kristal Pharmacy: 127-129 Evelina Road, SE15 3HB (020 7639 2614)
- Chana Chemist: 18 Harper Road, SE1 6AD (020 7407 3723)
Free emergency contraception from sexual and reproductive health clinics
You can get the morning after pill for free from the following sexual and reproductive health walk-in clinics:
- Burrell Street, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust: 4-5 Burrell Street, London SE1 0UN
- Streatham Hill, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust: 41 A-C Streatham Hill, London SW2 4TP
- Walworth Road, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust: 57-169 Walworth Road, London SE17 1RY
- Camberwell Sexual Health Centre: Ground floor, Camberwell Sexual Health Centre, Camberwell Building, 100 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
The National Sexual Health Helpline
If you'd like to talk to someone about a sexual health issue, call the national Sexual Health Helpline free on 0300 123 7123. Your call will be treated with sensitivity and in strict confidence. The Sexual Health Helpline is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 4pm. You can also visit the Sexwise website for sexual health advice.
Page last updated: 02 November 2023