Emergencies

Emergency Contraception

If you have had unprotected sex and are worried about unplanned pregnancy, act fast! You have 2 choices of emergency contraception:

The ‘morning after’ pill

You can get emergency contraception (sometimes called the morning after pill) from any of our clinics, some local pharmacies, or from your nearest A&E (in Medway this is the Medway Maritime Hospital).

You need to take the contraception within 72 hours of having unprotected sex for it to be effective (if you are prescribed ‘Ella One’ this can be taken up to 120 hours or 5 days later).

Find out where to get the morning after pill from a pharmacist or clinic near you by entering your post code below.

The coil

The coil can be used as emergency contraception but needs to be inserted within 5 days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. To have a coil fitted, book an appointment with your doctor (you’ll need to check that they offer this service) or come to Clover Street.

If you’re too late for emergency contraception

You can access advice by calling 0300 123 1678 (Monday to Thursday 8am – 8pm, Friday 8am – 5pm, Saturdays 9am – 1pm).

If you think you might be pregnant, come and talk to us at one of our clinics and we can discuss your options with you.

You can also get advice about unplanned pregnancy from the Marie Stopes website.

Elephants talk Emergency Contraception

 

Emergency HIV treatment

If you think you may have been exposed to HIV it’s important to act quickly.

HIV transmission can be stopped in its tracks through a course of treatment (called PEP) soon after unprotected sex. The treatment must be started within 72 hours (three days) following exposure to HIV. You will need to be seen by a doctor in a clinic or at any Accident and Emergency department if the clinics are closed.

This treatment requires tablets to be taken once or twice a day for 28 days to be successful.

Find your nearest clinic below or contact the sexual health service on:

0300 123 1678

(Monday to Thursday, 8am to 7pm, Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm).

Your local clinics and pharmacies

Nearest First

Boots Rainham

01634 231191 22 Rainham Shopping Centre, Gillingham, ME8 7HW
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Advice

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Well Chatham

01634 842129 22 Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5JY
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)

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Boots Pentagon Chatham

01634 405471 Pentagon Shopping Centre, 30-34 Military Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4BB
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Boots

01634 851475 125-127 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1BS
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Advice
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Free condoms

Opening times and details

Hoo Pharmacy

01634 253780 5 Main Road, Hoo, Rochester ME3 9DT
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Asda in store pharmacy

01634 663010 387 Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9SE
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Boots

01634 388175 5 Hempstead Valley Shopping, 61 Hempstead Valley Dr, Hempstead, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3PB
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Boots

01634 817317 The Thorndike Centre Longley Rd, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2TH
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Boots

01634 717367 83 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4AH
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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J Spensley

01634 231809 1 Twydall Green, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JX
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Osbon Pharmacy

01634 574114 17 Duncan Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4LA
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Osbon Pharmacy

01634 575327 1 Railway Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1XF
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Fenns Chemist

01634 235880 33-35 Parkwood Green, Rainham, Kent ME8 9PW
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Advice

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Delmergate Pharmacy

01634 841967 163 Wayfield Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0HD
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Delmergate Pharmacy

01634 402108 23 Street End Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0AA
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Karsons Pharmacy

01634 843177 33 Pattens Lane, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JR
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

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Karsons Ltd

01634 405700 69-71 City Way, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2BA
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Fenns Chemist

01634 863819 9-10 Walderslade Centre, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9LR
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Ryders Chemist

01634 842838 130 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1JT
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Paydens Ltd

01634 581815 Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4PN
  • Free chlamydia tests (under 25s)
  • Free condoms (13-24 year olds)
  • Free emergency contraception (under 30 years old)
  • Advice

Opening times and details

Twydall Clinic

0300 123 1678 Twydall Green, Gillingham, ME8 6JY
  • All contraception (except coil)
  • Asymptomatic testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing
  • Young persons clinic
  • Clinic

Opening times and details

St Werburgh Medical Centre

0300 123 1678 98 Bells Lane, Hoo, ME3 9HU
  • All contraception (except coil)
  • Asymptomatic testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing
  • Clinic

Opening times and details

Keystone Centre

0300 123 1678 Gun Lane, Strood, ME2 4UL
  • All contraception (except coil)
  • Asymptomatic testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing
  • Psychosexual health
  • Clinic

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Balmoral Gardens Healthy Living Centre

0300 123 1678 Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham, ME7 4PN
  • All contraception (except coil)
  • Asymptomatic testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing
  • Young persons clinic
  • Clinic

Opening times and details

Clover Street

0300 123 1678 4 Clover Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4DT
  • All contraception
  • Treating and testing for all STIs
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • PEP
  • Psychosexual health
  • Services for men who have sex with men
  • Young persons clinic
  • Clinic
  • Symptomatic testing

Opening times and details

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