Emergency Hormonal Contraception

You may need emergency contraception (EHC) to prevent an unexpected pregnancy, after unprotected sex or after the failure of a contraceptive method i.e. condom splitting during sex.

EHC is available either over the counter or, to some eligible patients, on the NHS.  After a comprehensive consultation in the privacy of our consultation room, our pharmacist will assess if it is appropriate for you to take and, if it is, which of the available medications will be suitable.

Most EHC should be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. The sooner you take it after a sexual episode, the higher the chance of the tablet being effective. The tablet does not protect you against pregnancy for the rest of your menstrual cycle and does not give any protection against sexually transmitted diseases.

If more than 72 hours after the sexual episode, there is other EHC available on prescription or via a specialist service can work for up to 120 hours. Our pharmacist can discuss this with you.

For links to the local services available please go to https://www.quadrantpharmacy.co.uk/health-in-herts/

COVID-19: Services

During this time there may also be some changes to the provision of our regular services. Please contact the pharmacy to discuss any queries. We hope to return to our regular provision at the earliest opportunity.

Flu vaccination 2021-22

We have all current flu vaccinations allocated.  We are hoping to receive further supplies, and would ask you check our windows, or contact us, for up to date information