Sexual and Reproductive Health (Family Planning)
Sexual and Reproductive Health clinics are a free and confidential service offering a range of contraceptive methods and advice about family planning and sexual health. This page contains information on the services we provide.
If you need specific information about our sexual health clinics, which provide testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), please go to our Sexual Health/GUM webpage.
The South Eastern Trust Sexual and Reproductive Health services (Family Planning) include:
- Contraception – thorough consultation, assessment and provision of a range of methods
- Family planning and sexual health advice and information
- Emergency contraception (morning after pill/copper IUD)
- Specialist services such as coil and implant insertions are available at certain locations
- Pregnancy testing
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing
- Advice and onward referral to GP/Sexual Health service (GUM) and secondary care as appropriate.
Please see below for the most up to date clinic information:
From 7th February 2022:
The South Eastern Trust is delighted to introduce an eight week pilot of access to emergency oral contraception and repeat contraceptive pills free of charge online via SH:24.
SH:24 are award winning experts in sexual and reproductive health and work in partnership with the NHS to provide free contraception and STI testing.
To access oral contraceptive pills, including the progestogen only pill (also known as “the mini pill”) or the combined pill, go to: https://sh24.org.uk/contraception/order
To access oral emergency contraception (‘morning after pill’), go to: https://sh24.org.uk/ec_now_order/age_and_postcode/new
NB Oral emergency contraception is more effective the sooner you take it after unprotected sex.
A copper IUD is the most effective method of emergency contraception.
Alternatively you can contact your local service on our central phone line: 028 9041 3796 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 09:00-12:30 or via email FamilyPlanning@setrust.hscni.net
The South Eastern Trust Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare booking line is open every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00-12:30. Please call the central telephone number during these times on (028) 9041 3796 to speak to a member of the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare team who will arrange an appointment for you if required. Telephone appointments will be capped depending on staffing levels and when lists are full you may be asked to call back the next working day.
If you wish to contact us by email instead, our address is FamilyPlanning@setrust.hscni.net. Please note this address is not monitored outside of Monday-Friday clinic hours or on bank holidays. A member of the Family Planning team will respond to your email, though this may be the next working day.
If you need access to emergency contraception or contraceptive advice outside of our working hours, please contact your GP in the first instance or seek emergency contraception as soon as possible from a pharmacy.
If you have an unplanned pregnancy and are seeking advice please contact Informing Choices on (028) 9031 6100, between 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday.
Please do not attend these clinics as a walk-in; all consultations will be carried out by telephone. If you are required to come to clinic the staff will give you a date and time. Please only come in at your allocated time, and where possible, attend your appointment alone. Please adhere to any Covid-19 advice and guidance regarding the wearing of masks and lateral flow testing before you visit healthcare settings. Social distancing measures are in place and we ask that you do not attend if you are unwell or have been in contact with someone with Coronavirus symptoms.