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Services and contraception available from GPs and Pharmacies

Sexual health services and contraception available from GPs and pharmacies in Waltham Forest.

Last updated: 10 November 2022

GPs

GPs offer some types of contraception and advice as part of their routine services.

Check with your GP what is available.

Some GPs also offer additional sexual health services split into levels.

Level 1 includes:

  • Chlamydia screening and treatment for young people (aged under 25)
  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections (even if you have no symptoms)
  • HIV and syphilis testing
  • Hepatitis B testing and vaccination for patients at risk through sexual transmission
  • Free condoms for young people through C Card (aged under 25)

GPs offering level 1 in the borough

Level 2 includes:

  • Chlamydia treatment
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) fitting and removal (contraceptive coil or implant).  
  • Please check the further comments column for further information about if contraceptive coils/implants are offered by the GP Practice.

A intrauterine device (IUD) or a intrauterine system (IUS) are both sometimes called “coils” and are small devices placed into your womb to prevent pregnancy.

Find out about the differences between an IUD and a IUS.

More information about contraceptive implants.

GPs offering full level 1 and 2 services in the borough:

GPs offering Level 1 and some level 2 services:

GPs offering Level 2 services only:

Harrow Road Medical Centre Leytonstone

Pharmacies

Pharmacies can offer free:

  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception
  • C-Card Condoms (if you are under the age of 25)
  • Chlamydia Screening (if you are under the age of 25)
  • and Pregnancy Testing services

Use the NHS pharmacy finder to ring up your pharmacy before you attend to check they can provide the service you are requiring.

Pharmacies offering all of the above services:

  • Granshaws Chemist: 137 Cann Hall Road, London, E11 3NJ
  • Hainault Pharmacy: 55 Hainault Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1EA
  • Brittania Pharmacy :50A Queens Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 8PX
  • Medicos Pharmacy: 399 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 9AP
  • Lloyds Pharmacy: 196 Higham Hill Road, Walthamstow, E17 5RQ
  • Lloyds Pharmacy: 11 Walthamstow Avenue, Chingford, E4 8ST
  • Meraj Pharmacy: 694 High Road, Leyton, London E10 6JP
  • Meraj Pharmacy: 471 High Road, Leyton, London, E10 5EL
  • The Dispensary Pharmacy: 700 High Road, Leyton, London, E10 6JP
  • Eclipse Pharmacy: 413 Hoe Street, London, E17 9AP
  • Leyton Orient Pharmacy: 2nd Floor Oliver Polyclinic, 75 Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5LG (services are not available at weekends)
  • Cavendish Pharmacy: 281-283 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 6HD
  • Mount Pharmacy: 80 Chingford Mount Rd, London, E4 9AA
  • Grove Road Pharmacy: 73 Grove Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9BU
  • Anji’s Pharmacy: 335 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London, E10 7LA
  • Borno Chemists: 5 Signal Walk, Highams Green, London, E4 9BW
  • Bower Chemist: 340 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone, E11 4EA
  • St James Dispensing Chemist: 69 St. James's Street, Walthamstow, E17 7PN

Pharmacies offering all services except Pregnancy Testing:

  • K MacGregor’s Chemist: 21 Priory Court, Walthamstow, E17 5NB
  • Well Pharmacy: Highams Park and The Avenue 10 The Avenue, Highams Park, London, E4 9LD
  • Well Pharmacy: Chingford and Chingford Mount Round 267 Chingford Mount Road, South Chingford, E4 8LP
  • Well Pharmacy: Chingford and Hatch Lane 20 Hatch Lane, Chingford, E4 6LQ

Pharmacies offering C-Card and Chlamydia Screening only:

  • Safedale Pharmacy: 144 High Road, Leytonstone, London, E15 1UA
  • Burns Chemist: 334 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 3HR (services are not available 30 minutes before closing time)

Pharmacies with wheelchair access (this includes entry and use of private consultation room)

  • Anji's
  • Blue Dew Pharmacy
  • Bower Chemist
  • Britannia Pharmacy
  • Cavendish Pharmacy
  • The Dispensary Pharmacy
  • Eclipse Pharmacy
  • Grove Pharmacy
  • Hainault Pharmacy
  • Leyton Orient Pharmacy
  • Lloyd's Pharmacy E4 7BH
  • Lloyd's Pharmacy E17 5RQ
  • Lloyd's Pharmacy E4 8ST
  • McGregor's Chemist
  • Medicos Pharmacy + Travel Clinic + Yellow Fever Centre
  • Meraj Pharmacy E10 6JP
  • Meraj Pharmacy E10 5EL
  • Mount Pharmacy
  • Safedale Pharmacy