Contraceptive Services (Family Planning) provide first line and reissue of contraception, offering advice, support and information for different methods of contraception to suit individual needs. The department provides confidential services, consultations and insertion or issue of combined pills, progestrogen pills, coils (IUD, Mirena), Implants, Depo-provera injections, contraceptive patches, condoms, basic STI screening, cytology (smear tests), pregnancy advice and termination of pregnancy services. All ages are welcome and both male and females can attend either drop in or appointment clinics, available at a variety of locations, both medical and nursing staff are available.
Contact: 0191 569 9966 – Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Chester Lodge – Sunderland Royal Hospital
|Appointment clinics||Drop in clinics|
|Monday||1:15 – 2:45 pm||Monday*||5:30 – 7.15:pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 – 11:20 am||Wednesday*||9:00 – 11:00 am|
|5:30 – 7:30 pm||5:30 – 7:15 pm|
|Thursday||5:30 – 7:30 pm||Friday*||1:30 – 4:30 pm|
|Friday||9:00 – 11:20 pm|
*If the above clinics are at full capacity the clinic will be closed earlier than the time stated.
Drop in clinics
|Monday||Victoria Road Health Centre||9:00 – 11:00 am|
|Monday||Victoria Road Health Centre||1:00 – 2:50 pm|
|Victoria Road Health Centre||5:30 – 7:30 pm|
|Tuesday||Houghton Primary Care Centre||1:00 – 3:30 pm|
|Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre||5:30 – 7:30 pm|
|Thursday||Washington Primary Care Centre||9:00 – 11:20 am|
|Dedicated Young Peoples Clinics – Under 25′s only drop in clinics|
|Monday Tuesday Thursday||Answers @ Chester Lodge||3:15 – 5:15 pm|
|Monday||Answers @ Victoria Road Health Centre||3:15 – 5:15 pm|
|Tuesday||Answers @ Houghton Primary Care Centre||3:15 – 5:15 pm|
|Thursday||Answers @ Washington PCC||3:15 – 5:15 pm|
|Saturday||Answers @ Chester Lodge||10:30am – 12:15 pm|
Emergency contraception is available from Sunderland Royal Hospital, at weekends and Bank holidays on Ward D47 – Tel 0191 5699747.