Emergency Contraception


Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

There are two main types of emergency contraception available:

  • The emergency contraceptive pill which can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after sex
  • The intrauterine device (IUD) – sometimes called the coil – which can be fitted up to 5 days after sex or later in some circumstances

You can obtain emergency contraception from your own GP or practice nurse. If this is not possible, consider the following options:

  • Call Sexual Health Sheffield on 0114 226 8888
  • Visit any pharmacy. Charges may apply, but…
  • Women of all ages are entitled to free emergency contraception from any of our approved pharmacies*Please note:

    this is not the emergency 30-day supply of the routine contraceptive pill which is available from most pharmacies if an appointment is made via NHS111. * Due to Covid this is presently available to all women, usually this applies to females aged 14-25.

    • Wicker Pharmacy, 55 Wicker, Sheffield S3 8HT
      Tel: 0114 272 7676
      Open 8.30am-10pm Monday to Saturday; 10am-8pm Sundays and bank holidays & 1pm-5pm Christmas Day.
    • Sheffield Late Night Pharmacy, 277 Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BD
      Tel: 0114 266 5214
      Open 7am-10pm Monday to Saturday; 12pm-10pm on Sundays; 10am-10pm on Christmas Day and other bank holidays.
    • Asda Parson Cross, Chaucer Road, Sheffield S5 8NH
      Tel: 0114 294 4250
      Open 8am-12am Monday; 6am-12am Tuesday to Friday; 6am-10pm Saturday; 11am to 5pm Sunday
    • Boots Meadowhall, 44a High Street, Meadowhall Centre ,Sheffield S9 1EN
      Tel: 0114 256 8011
      Open 9am-9pm Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 9.30am-9pm Tuesday & Wednesday; 11am-5pm Sunday
    • Boots Heeley, Unit 5, Heeley Retail Park, Chesterfield Road, Sheffield S8 0RG
      Tel: 0114 258 2642
      Open 8am-Midnight Monday to Friday; 9am-10pm Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday

Our approved pharmacies also offer free condoms and STI self-testing kits.

  • Call NHS111, you may be offered an evening or weekend GP appointment.
  • Contact the NHS Walk-in Centre on Broad Lane, Sheffield S1 3PB to check availability. Open 8am-10pm, 7 days a week including bank holidays.