Contraception and reproductive health
Comprehensive, non-judgemental contraception and reproductive health advice for both men and women
If you need comprehensive, non-judgemental contraception and reproductive health advice then our service works with you to offer you a range of options tailored to meet your needs.
Who this service is for
Anyone can use the service (including those under 16). We can offer advice about all methods of contraception and emergency contraception and these can also be prescribed or given if they are appropriate for you. This might include the fitting of a contraceptive implant or coil.
We also offer advice on sexually transmitted infections and chlamydia screening and treatment to under 25’s as part of National Chlamydia Screening Programme.
We can also help you if you have an unplanned pregnancy with advice or a referral for further help. Additionally we offer cervical smears and vasectomy counselling and operations.
We only offer testing or treatment for chlamydia screening, but not for other sexually transmitted infections. Information about these services can be found in the links at the bottom of this page.
Using this service
You do not need a referral from your doctor (GP) for the drop in clinics - simply turn up and wait to be seen. Clinics can get very busy, so you may need to wait for some time to be seen - however we will try to keep you up to date on the length of your wait. If the clinic becomes particularly busy, we may close the doors early so that we do not ask people to wait if we don't think we'll be able to see them. If we have to do this we will make you an appointment at the next available clinic.
If you are coming to the clinic for emergency contraception please let the receptionist know as we will always make the time to see you.
Drop in clinicsClinics are confidential. We're happy to see people alone, or with a friend or partner.
Biggin Hill 3pm - 5pm
Eldred Drive 3pm - 7.30pm
Beckenham Beacon 3pm - 7pm
Beckenham Beacon 3pm - 7pm
Mottingham Clinic 3.30pm - 7pm
Orpington Hospital Out-patients dept 3pm - 7pm
Friday (opening day to be announced)
Community Vision, Penge 2pm - 4pm
Bromley Young People's Clinic 12pm - 2pm
People of all ages can attend the above clinics, with the exception of Bromley Young People's Clinic which is for people up to the age of 23 years.
Women who want to come for a smear test, will no longer need to make an apointment but can just turn up. This excludes Bromley Y and Eldred Drive before 5pm.
This service is provided only for Adults
Clinics for which you'll need an appointment
- You will need to contact the service to make an appointment for these services. You may need to visit a drop-in clinic for more general advice prior to using one of these clinics.
Tuesday 1.00 – 3.00pm Beckenham Beacon
IUD (coil) insertion, contraception implant insertion and removal (come to a general clinic to get an appointment)
Men requiring a vasectomy will need a GP referral.
Do you need to know anything about me when I come to an appointment
It is useful if you know your NHS number and have contact details for your doctor (GP) in case we need to check anything on your medical record that might influence the advice we give you. It's also helpful to know if you're on any other medications (please bring them with you).
More about contraception
Find out about the different types of contraception, how they work and where to get them, including the injection, IUD, pill and condoms. Read more...
|What kind of contraception suits me?||Help to choose contraception|
|Contraceptive implants||Coil (IUD)||Intrauterine system (IUS)|
|The combined pill||Condoms||Vasectomy|
Other information and advice
Sexual health treatment and advice to both men and women.
Information and advice for women who have an unplanned pregnancy - bpas works in partnership with the NHS.
Provides information, advice and support to all people across the UK on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships.
Information about all aspects of sex education and teenage life, especially for young people.
Provides sexual and reproductive healthcare in partnership with NHS.
Chlamyida testing and treatment for 16 to 24 year olds in London.
- If you are having a coil fitted you may find this information helpful.