Services Database Community Pharmacy Emergency Hormonal Contraception Service (Calderdale Area)

Service ID

44736

Description

Females between 13 and 25 years of age who present within 120 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse will be provided with emergency hormonal contraception (subject to clinical circumstances) free of charge. 

Additionally, females who present within 120 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse who are in receipt of an income based prescription exemption (income support, income based jobseekers allowance or working families tax credit) will be offered emergency hormonal contraception (subject to clinical circumstances) free of charge.

Clients will also be given advice on the avoidance of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through safer sex and condom use, advice on the use of regular contraceptive methods and provide onward signposting to services that provide long-term contraceptive methods, offered and assistance in Chlamydia postal screening and diagnosis and management of STIs.

The pharmacist will also offer each client a supply of condoms, free of charge, as part of the EHC consultation.

Location of service

West Yorkshire LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Pharmacists must complete the Declaration of Competence to be able to provide the EHC service.

Comments

This service is available in the Calderdale area only.