Pharmacies offering free emergency contraception

 
Eighteen pharmacies across Swansea are now offering a free emergency contraception service to make it easier for women and teenage girls to take quick action to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. This is in addition to the 25 pharmacies in Bridgend who also offer the free service, and the 29 in the Neath Port Talbot area.
 
Access to emergency contraception is now easier in the city than ever before, with a string of accredited and specially trained pharmacists offering emergency contraception for free. The service is also available to under-16s, offering a practical support to help avoid teen pregnancies.
 
Steve Newbury, of Newbury’s Pharmacy in Mumbles, explained what emergency contraception is. He said:
 
“Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) can be used to stop you getting pregnant if your contraception has failed, or not been used. 
 
“EHC is often referred to as the “morning after pill”.  EHC can be taken up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex, however the sooner you take it the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy.  After 72 hours EHC does not work. 
 
“This new service is provided by community pharmacists. The service aims to increase the availability and accessibility of FREE EHC, which until recently was only available from sexual health clinics, GPs and accident and emergency departments.”
 
EHC can also be bought over the counter for £25 at other pharmacists who are not part of the 18 accredited Swansea pharmacists taking part in the scheme – but EHC cannot be sold to under-16s.
 
It is hoped that the new free EHC scheme will make it much easier for younger teenagers to access emergency contraception as quickly and conveniently as possible, without the previously more limited choice of sexual health clinics, their GPs or hospital A&E units.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Who can access this service?
 
This service is for anyone who may think they need EHC, including under 16’s.  Before you can be given EHC you will have to answer a few questions to see if it is suitable for you. This will be entirely confidential, and the information will not be shared with anyone else unless agreed with you. If the pharmacist is unable to supply EHC they will refer you to an alternative healthcare professional/service.
 
Do you have to attend in person?
 
Yes, you will have short consultation with the pharmacist who will determine if EHC is required. It is not possible to get EHC for someone else either through this new service or by purchasing it over the counter. 
 
Is this new service available in all Swansea pharmacies?
 
Not yet. There are currently 18 community pharmacies offering this service.
 
Pharmacists have undergone additional training to offer this service. Pharmacies who are part of the service will display information in their windows/ doors. Pharmacies who are not currently offering the service will have a list of those who are. This information is also available via NHS Direct Wales and on the ABM webiste. 
 
If you have to travel some distance to the pharmacy it is worth phoning ahead to check that the pharmacist who is trained to offer EHC is on duty to save a wasted journey.
 
How does EHC work?
 
One tablet is swallowed. EHC works by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg, preventing sperm from fertilising any egg you may have already released; or by stopping a fertilised egg from attaching itself to your womb lining. It does not work if you are already pregnant.
 
Are there any side effects?
 
You may feel sick but very few are actually sick. If you are sick within 3 hours of taking the tablet then they need to return to the pharmacist or doctor to obtain another tablet.
 
Can EHC be used as a regular method of contraception?  
 
NO. EHC should not be used as a regular method of contraception, but you can use EHC as often as necessary. 
 
Will EHC protect against sexually transmitted diseases?
 
NO. EHC can only prevent a pregnancy from occurring if taken within 72 hours, it will not protect against STDs.
 
What other advice is given?
 
Verbal and written advice on safer sex and the use of regular contraceptive methods, including advice on the use of condoms will be given along with information on services that can provide treatment and further advice and care if necessary.
 
 
Please note that the pharmacy should be phoned prior to directing the patient to ensure that the accredited pharmacist is available.
 

Swansea Pharmacies offering Emergency Hormonal Contraception

 
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 160 Port Tennant Road, Port Tennant, Swansea, SA1 8JQ
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 2 Alexandra Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4NW
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy Mill Street, Gowerton, Swansea, SA4 3ED
Boots UK Limited Boots UK Limited Unit 5, Morfa Retail Park, Brunel Way, Morfa, Swansea, SA1 7DF
Mobec Pharmacy Ltd T Bowen Rees Pharmacy 71 St Teilo Street, Pontardulais, Swansea, SA4 8SS
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Lloydspharmacy 4 Strawberry Place, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7AG
Overdrake Ltd Bonymaen Pharmacy (K.Thomas) 145 Colwyn Avenue, Winch Wen, Swansea, SA1 7EN
Boots UK Limited Boots UK Limited 17 St Marys Arcade, Quadrant Centre, Swansea, SA1 3AD
Boots UK Limited Boots UK Limited 30 Woodfield Street, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 8BH
Boots UK Limited Boots UK Limited 133 Mumbles Road, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4DN
Boots UK Limited Boots UK Limited 51 Uplands Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0NP
Welchem Ltd Castle Pharmacy 44 Queens Road, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4AN
Overdrake Ltd Overdrake Ltd 40 Neath Road, Hafod, Swansea, SA1 2ES
Hanford`s Chemist Ltd Hanford`s Chemist Ltd 1 Frederick Place, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA7 9RY
Overdrake Ltd Kevin Thomas Chemist Killay Medical Centre, 2 Goetre Fawr Road, Killay, Swansea, SA2 7QP
Lewis Chemist Limited Lewis Chemist 493 Llangyfelach Road, Brynhyfryd, Swansea, SA5 9EA
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Lloydspharmacy 50 Sway Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6JA
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Lloydspharmacy 5-6 Gorseinon Shopping Centre, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4DJ
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Lloydspharmacy 67 Sway Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6JA
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Lloydspharmacy The Precinct, Gower Road, Killay, Swansea, SA2 7BA
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Lloydspharmacy 5 St Teilo Street, Pontardulais, Swansea, SA4 8TH
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Lloydspharmacy 2 Heol-Y-Nant, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5HB
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Lloydspharmacy New Clydach Health Centre, 80A High Street, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5LH
Welchem Ltd Mayhill Pharmacy 120 Penygraig Road, Mayhill, Swansea, SA1 6LA
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 72 Manselton Road, Manselton, Swansea, SA5 8PG
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy Greenhill Medical Centre, Greenhill Street, Dyfatty , Swansea, SA1 1QW
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 24 Conway Road, Penlan, Swansea, SA5 7BG
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 118 Ravenhill Road, Gendros, Swansea, SA5 5AA
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 9 Graiglwyd Square, Townhill, Swansea, SA2 0UY
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy Pennard Surgery, Pennard Road, Pennard, Swansea, SA3 2AD
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 8A Alderwood Road, West Cross, Swansea, SA3 5JD
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 94 Rheidol Avenue, Clase, Swansea, SA6 7JS
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 103 Woodfield Street, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 8AS
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy Manselfield Road, Murton, Swansea, SA3 3AR
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy The Surgery, Monksland Road , Scurlage, Swansea, SA3 1AY
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 165 St Helens Road, Swansea, SA1 4DQ
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 147 Ravenhill Road, Swansea, SA5 5AH
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 38 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5LF
National Co-operative Chemists Ltd The Co-operative Pharmacy 55 Uplands Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0EZ
Mr SR Newbury The Pharmacy 35-37 Newton Road, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4BD
Pearn`s Pharmacies Ltd Cwmfelin Pharmacy 298 Carmarthen Road, Cwmbwrla, Swansea, SA1 1HE
Sainsbury`s Supermarkets Ltd Sainsbury`s Pharmacy Quay Parade, Swansea, SA1 8JA
Superdrug Stores Plc Superdrug Pharmacy 35-36 St Davids Arcade, Quadrant Centre, Swansea, SA1 3QW
Overdrake Ltd Tawe Pharmacy 9 Thomas Street, St Thomas, Swansea, SA1 8AT
Tesco Stores Ltd Tesco Instore Pharmacy Tesco Superstore, Pontardulais Road, Cadle, Swansea, SA5 4BA
Welchem Ltd Ty`r Felin Pharmacy Cecil Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4BY
Overdrake Ltd Kevin Thomas Chemist 45 St Helens Road, Swansea, SA1 4BB
 

Bridgend Pharmacies offering Emergency Hormonal Contraception

 
Name of Pharmacy
Address of pharmacy
Hours of Opening
Telephone Number
Balkwill Chemist
102/104 John St
Porthcawl
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
01656 782013
National Co-op
Chemists Ltd

11 Lias Road

Porthcawl

Mon – Fri: 9a.m – 6p.m
Sat: 9a.m – 5.30pm
01656 772443
 
Boots Chemists Ltd
72/74 John St
Porthcawl
Mon-Sat: 9am – 5.30pm
01656 782508
Parmar & Rogers
104 New Road
Porthcawl
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Wed & Sat: 9am – 5pm
01656 782695
Andojg Ltd

1 Bridge Street

Kenfig Hill
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Wed & Sat: 9a.m - 1p.m
01656 745600
Lloyds Pharmacy

1 Pisgah Street

Kenfig Hill
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
01656 745866
Lloyds Pharmacy
8 Hall Drive
North Cornelly
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Wed: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
01656 740291
Boots Chemists Ltd
8 Caroline St
Bridgend
Mon–Sat:: 8.45am – 5.30pm
Tues: 9am – 5.30pm
01656 659221
S R Bailey
50 Nolton Street
Bridgend
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9am.-1pm
01656 652025
Lloyds Pharmacy
48 Nolton St
Bridgend
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9am.-1pm
01656 653966
Lloyds Pharmacy
 
106 Nolton St
Bridgend
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
(closed 1-2)
01656 657845
National Co-op
Chemists Ltd

The Triangle Shopping Centre, Brackla,

Bridgend
Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 5.30pm
 
01656 669802
Cefn Glas Pharmacy
 

56, Llangewydd Rd,

Bridgend
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Thurs: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9am – 12md
01656 668214
G & EJ Morris
Gentle Way, Broadlands, Bridgend
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: closed
01656 660007
Sainsbury Pharmacy

Y-Dderwen

Bridgend
Mon-Sat: 8am – 9pm
Friday: 8am – 10pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm
01656 648912
National Co-op
Chemists Ltd

Bryncoch Rd

Sarn

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
01656 720467
Matthew Price Pharmacy
43 Commercial St
Maesteg
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5.30pm
(closed 1-2)
Sat: 9am-1pm
01656 732106
National Co-op Chemists Ltd
Unit 4 Llynfi Rd
Maesteg
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
01656 733289
K A Patel
20 Talbot St
Maesteg
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
01656 732278
National Co-op
Chemists Ltd

Victoria Street

Pontcymmer
Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 6pm
Sat: 8.30am-12.30pm
01656 870317
Lloyds
Pontycymmer Health Clinic
Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 6pm
Sat: 8.30am – 11am
01656 870372
A & JM Sheppard

2 Penybont Road,

Pencoed

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
01656 860480
A & JM Sheppard

30 Penybont Road,

Pencoed

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
01656 860480
National Co-op Chemists Ltd
Pioneer Instore Pharmacy

Pyle Ind Estate

Pyle Cross

 

Mon – Sat: 8.30am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 4pm
 
01656 740269
G L Rowe

22 Ogwy St.,

Nantymoel

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Wed: 9am – 4pm
Sat: 9am – 12md
01656 840440
 
  

Neath Port Talbot Pharmacies offering Emergency Hormonal Contraception

 
 
Name of Pharmacy
Address of Pharmacy
Telephone No.
A Sparkes,
Medicine Centre 153, Windsor Rd, Neath.  
Tel: 01639 637117   
Bailey SR,
53, Jersey Rd, Blaengwynfi
Tel: 01639 850317
Bailey SR,
Station Rd, Cymmer
Tel: 01639 850238
Bailey SR,
58, Church Rd, Seven Sisters
Tel: 01639 700271
Boots,
Aberavon Centre, Port Talbot
Tel: 01639 883809
Boots,
4, Water St, Neath
Tel: 01639 638744
Cecil Jones
101, High St, Glynneath
Tel: 01639 720328
Dyffryn Pharmacy,
55, Main Rd, Dyffryn Cellwyn        
Tel: 01639 700213
Lloyds,
Shop 6, Morrison Rd, Port Talbot
Tel: 01639 883045
Lloyds, 
38, Marsh St, Port Talbot
Tel: 01639 884300
Lloyds, 
Baglan Retail Park, Port Talbot
Tel: 01639 814580
Lloyds, 
62, Herbert St, Pontardawe                       
Tel: 01792 863903
Co-op Pharmacy,
Herbert St, Pontardawe             
Tel: 01792 863217
Co op Pharmacy,
Cwmllynfell
Tel: 01639 830209
Co-op Pharmacy
126, London Rd, Neath                    
Tel: 01639 643472
Co-op Pharmacy
37, New Rd, Skewen                      
Tel: 01792 812250
Co-op Pharmacy,
20A, Victoria Rd, Port Talbot           
Tel: 01639 883473
Rob Davies
103, Neath Rd, Briton Ferry                     
Tel: 01639 812291
Taibach (Pearns) Pharmacy,
76, Commercial Rd
Tel: 01639 885607
 
 
 
Please note EHC can only be provided by specially trained pharmacists. These pharmacists may not always be available. Please telephone to check prior to visiting the pharmacy. Opening Hours may vary from those stated.
 
 

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Last updated: 14 March 2013