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Contraceptive Services – Northern Trust (Ballymena)

Contact Information

Address
Ground Floor South, Braid Valley Hospital, Cushendall Road, Ball;ymena, Antrim
Postcode
BT43 6HL View Location on Map >
Telephone Number
028 2826 6163
Web Address
http://www.northerntrust.hscni.netOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

Contraceptive Clinics provide high quality free help and advice about family planning options and reproductive health.

Clinics provide an alternative to GP or hospital-based clinics and should be easily accessible and cost effective. Family planning and sexual health services are provided free and most important, in strictest confidence.The service aims to develop in line with the changing needs of public and health and wellbeing. Information on this service is available in a range of languages.

Services include the following:

Family planning and related sexual health advice, information and services

Contraception – free counseling, assessment and dispensing of the full range of methods.

Some locations will provide more specialist services such as coil and implant insertion.

Health care professionals can refer to these service or clients can self-refer

Cervical screening/smear test

Emergency contraception

Pregnancy testing

Advice on all aspects of sexual and reproductive health,

investigations/onward referrals/links to GP, GUM/Sexual Health Clinic Service clinics and secondary care as appropriate

Health promotion and education

What to expect
When you attend a clinic, the first person you will meet will be the receptionist who will take details such as your name, address and date of birth. You will then be asked to wait in a waiting area.

The next person you meet will be a doctor or a nurse who will ask you about your medical history, your family history and your sexual history. This is necessary to ensure that you have the right tests and the right treatments.

Often contraceptive treatments are given at your first visit and any tests required are carried out. Test results are usually returned within a week.

Any treatments required or further tests needed will be discussed with you in confidence.

Arrangements for follow up and next appointments can be made before you leave the clinic.

Booking an appointment

The Service runs 21 clinics a week in nine towns across the Northern Trust area including Glengormley, Whiteabbey, Carrickfergus and Larne.

Family planning and sexual health services are provided free and most important, in strictest confidence. The service is busy, seeing around 8,500 people each year, offering family planning advice and providing the full range of contraceptive options.

Smear testing and testing for some sexually transmitted diseases are also available. If required, the service can refer patients to the GUM Clinic based at Causeway Hospital.

Clinics
Clinic times may be subject to change in exceptional circumstances. Please check Contraceptive Services leaflet for full details on clinic locations and opening times.

The clinics work on an appointment system however if you require emergency contraception you will be seen without an appointment. Please contact the central telephone number, regardless of where you live on 028 2826 6163 between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

In addition to these we also have new Contraception/STI Integrated Clinics. These are new clinics allowing for both access to contraception and STI testing under one appointment. This service also includes coil fitting. Again this is a confidential service and does not use your Health & Care number.

Organisation Type
  • Health & Social Care
Main Age Groups
  • 17-18 Years
  • 19-25 Years
  • All Ages
Method of Access (Referral)
  • Self
Family Support Services Categories
Main Category of Services
  • Health and Wellbeing

Areas covered

  • Antrim
  • Ballymena
  • Ballymoney
  • Carrickfergus
  • Coleraine
  • Cookstown
  • Larne
  • Magherafelt
  • Moyle
  • Newtownabbey

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Contraceptive Services – Northern Trust (Ballymena)

  • Contraceptive Services – Northern Trust (Ballymena)