Free sexual health medication and contraception

Medication for sexual transmitted infections (STI) and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) is free of charge via your GP or a sexual health clinic. Find your nearest sexual health service.

You can get contraception free of charge, even if you’re under 16, from:

  • most contraception clinics
  • most sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • some GP surgeries
  • some young people’s services

Methods of contraception available for free includes diaphragm or cap, female condoms, implant, injection, IUD (coil), IUS (hormonal coil), male condoms, patch, progestogen-only pill, vaginal ring.

The emergency contraceptive pill, also known as morning after pill, is also available free of charge at:

  • contraception clinics
  • sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • some GP surgeries
  • some young people’s clinics
  • most NHS walk-in centres and minor injuries units
  • most pharmacies

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