If you are 16 or over, you can order the pill online from SH:24 and receive it directly to your home or another location of your choice. This service is free for residents of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
SH:24 provide the same oral contraception as sexual health services, GPs and pharmacies and their clinicians are on hand to carry out your initial consultation.
Once an SH:24 clinician has approved your prescription, they will post your contraception out the same day (if you order before 2pm), or the next working day (if you order after 2pm). They will send it in discreet packaging by 1st class Royal Mail. You will not have to be in or sign for the package - it will fit through your letter box. SH:24 will track your order and will text you when your order has been dispatched and when it has been delivered to your address.
There are two different types of oral contraceptive pill available to order.
The progestogen-only pill (POP) is taken daily.
Before prescribing a 3 month supply of Desogestrel (84 pills), SH:24 will ask you some questions about your health - a clinician will review your answers to ensure they prescribe safely.
You may know the progestogen-only pill as Aizea, Cerazette, Cerelle and Nacrez, but their ingredients are largely the same and they work in a very similar way.
SH:24 prescribe Desogestrel (75 micrograms) often called Feanolla, produced by Lupin UK. Read full ingredients of Degogestrel.
The combined pill (COC) is taken daily.
Before prescribing a 3 month supply of ethinyoestradiol, levonorgestrel (63 pills), SH:24 will ask you a number of questions including if you smoke, your blood pressure, your weight and height - a clinician will review your answers to ensure they prescribe safely.
You may know the combined pill as Microgynon, Rigevidon, Yasmin and Loestrin 30, but their ingredients are largely the same and they work in a very similar way.
SH:24 prescribe Levonorgestrel / Ethinylestradiol (150 micrograms / 30 micrograms) often called Levest, produced by Morningside Pharmaceuticals. Read full ingredients of Levonorgestrel/Ethinylestradiol.
When you first order from SH:24, they will prescribe a three month supply. This gives you time to see how oral contraception suits you. If you choose to repeat order, they can prescribe a 12 month supply of the progestogen-only pill or a six month supply of the combined oral contraceptive pill, once you answer some questions about your health for them to review.
You can text SH:24 on 07860 041 233.