Contraceptive Patches

Private & Confidential Patches

Contraceptive Patches

Private & Confidential Patches

About Our Patches

Getting a Contraceptive Patch

Our specialists will begin by making sure you are comfortable to start the consultation. We will then ask questions to understand your general medical history & sexual history to ensure that the contraceptive patches are an appropriate form of contraception for you.

Other methods of contraception can also be discussed.

If it is safe to do so, we will hand over the contraceptive patches to you by the end of the appointment.

This can take between 15-20 minutes. You will have enough time to discuss any questions or worries you may have.

Who will I see?

All contraceptive patch appointments will be with a sexual health specialist. With their extensive experience and knowledge in the field, you are in safe hands.

All appointments will have a female chaperone, if required.

Is this confidential?

Yes. Absolutely. We normally DO NOT SHARE your contraceptive record with anyone. Your contraceptive record will stay with us, unless agreed upon otherwise. The NHS or your GP will not have access to your contraceptive record.

Read more about how we protect your confidentiality.

How much will it cost me?

Contraceptive Patch: £25/month (3 month minimum)

(consultation fee included)

Contraceptive Patch FAQs

What is a Contraceptive Patch?

The Contraceptive Patch is a combined method of contraception, where a small adhesive patch is applied to the skin every 7 days for 3 weeks. Then a patch-free week is taken when a withdrawal bleed normally occurs.

It is a mixture of 2 female hormones oestrogen and progesterone which work together to prevent pregnancy

How does it work?

We will begin by taking a detailed sexual, menstruation and medical history to ensure that the Contraceptive Patch is appropriate for you.

After the initial Contraception Consultation (included in the fee), our Specialists will provide you with the Contraceptive Patch.

The Contraceptive Patch works (like the pill & injection) in 3 ways:

  1. It inhibits ovulation
  2. It thins the endometrium (lining of the uterus)
  3. It thickens cervical mucus to prevent sperm entering the uterus

Simply put, the contraceptive pill prevents the body from releasing an egg, or if it does, the sperm will not be able to reach the egg or a fertilised egg will be unable to implant in the womb.

How do I take it?

The Contraceptive Patch should be applied to a clean, dry, hairless, intact healthy skin on the buttock, abdomen, upper outer arm or upper torso. This place should not be rubbed by tight clothing.

The Patch should not be placed on the breasts or on skin that is red, irritated or cut. Each consecutive transdermal patch should be applied to a different place on the skin to help avoid potential irritation, although they may be kept within the same anatomic site.

The transdermal patch should be pressed down firmly until the edges stick well. You should check daily to ensure proper adhesion.

To prevent interference with the adhesive properties of the transdermal patch, no makeup, creams, lotions, powders or other topical products should be applied to the skin area where the transdermal patch is placed or where it will be applied shortly.

The EVRA transdermal patch should not be cut, damaged or altered in any way as this may compromise contraceptive effectiveness.

Only one transdermal patch is to be worn at a time.

Each used transdermal patch is removed and immediately replaced with a new one on the same day of the week (Change Day) on Day 8 and Day 15 of the cycle. Transdermal patch changes may occur at any time on the scheduled Change Day. The fourth week is transdermal patch-free starting on Day 22.

A new contraceptive cycle begins on the next day following transdermal patch-free week; the next EVRA transdermal patch should be applied even if there has been no withdrawal bleeding or if withdrawal bleeding has not yet stopped.

Side Effects

As the patch is applied to the skin and has strong glue, this can cause skin irritation and reaction

Common unwanted side effects can include; headaches, skin changes, mood changes, breast tenderness, bloating. Less common include vomiting, diarrhoea, migraine, breast enlargement and descreased libido.

Non-contraceptive benefits can include a shorter, lighter, less painful regular bleed. Help with mood changes and pre-menstrual tension. In some cases, can improve period pains and problematic skin.


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Sambanki K.
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Adrienn T.
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Yasmin D.
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Curtis S.
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RachRayUK B
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Bogdan A.
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Cole Turner
Cole T.
If I could rate more than 5 stars I would the service was much better than the nhs and during these times of lockdown I was seen same day without hesitation many thanks to the doctor who helped me during my hard times
I have been to Clarewell Clinic on a couple of occasions, once for wart removal, where Dr Malu explained to me exactly what he would have to do. I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed. I then had a follow up appointment, where again I was made to feel at ease. I recently went to the clinic again due to having an online test with another company and being phoned by them to say that the HIV part of the test had been reactive. As you can imagen I was very stressed. The clinic got me in the same day for an appointment and Dr Malu saw me and remembered me. This put me at ease, We did two blood tests and I found out within 3 hours that all was negative. I can highly recommend this clinic. All the staff are professional but also friendly and non judgmental.
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Elsie Ameyaa Tannor
Elsie Ameyaa T.
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Cherry y
Cherry y
Julie was extremely helpful and understanding. She understood me and listened which was very nice. Would definitely recommend thanks Julie... Bob
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Streetfighter 2
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Streetfighter 2
The best experience I’ve had. Julie made the process easy and clear aswell as making me feel comfortable and an amazing experience.
Charlotte Vaughan
Charlotte V.
visited the clinic got an implant removal,Julie was amazing felt safe and secure I would definitely recommend Julie at the clinic got a same day appointment unlike the nhs which was 3 months wait
Phoebe-imogen Leake
Phoebe-imogen L.
Very professional service from Clarewell Clinics who have looked after me with the greatest of respect over the last year. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone with a sexual health problem, especially if you have been to other GP/doctors!
Ranvir Singh
Ranvir S.
This is a brilliant clinic. The staff are really friendly and you feel at ease as soon as you walk in. The cleanest clinic ive been to aswell. The service is fantastic and Dr Malu is a champ, such a great guy. Same day results are also great as it defuses worry or panic. Lastly they make you an awsome herbal tea! I highly recommend you go to this place if your looking for precision and proffessionalism.
Joshua Parry
Joshua P.
Visted to have implant remove. Julie was amazing, reassured my daughter as was very nervous..Julie talk everything through making us feel very comfortable, very professional .Would highly recommend Clarewell clinic ....
Gayns Leake
Gayns L.
I can’t speak highly enough of Julie, the warmth in her approach puts your mind at ease immediately. An extremely professional and effective clinic, would highly recommend it.
Clean place, nice welcoming, very professional. I felt Confidential.
Jean Michel
Jean M.
I wish there were more places like this! No need to wait weeks for an appointment (unlike NHS sexual health clinics). Julie was wonderful.
Purday S
Purday S
Julie was very welcoming and made you feel so at ease and not judged,thankyou for your help 🙏
Char D
Char D
Very professional, good service and very understanding of patient requirements
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faisal B.
Clarewell Clinics made my experience very simple and easy. I would highly recommend this clinic to someone who wants quick answers and a professional service. Thank you to the whole team for helping me out!
Charlie Kramer
Charlie K.
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Denitsa Raykova
Denitsa R.
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King K.
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Jay Khan
Jay K.
The clarewell clinic provided an incredibly friendly, comforting and supportive service! I was really pleased with the service I received, and came away feeling confident and reassured by the appointment I had received. 10/10 would strongly recommend!
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Jeevan S.
I have received 5* service from Dr Malu. Who has put all my worries to rest, very lovely place & staff are outstanding. Dr Malu has been very supportive and understanding, would recommend to anyone.Thank you Clarewell !
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Holly E.
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Julie was amazing - she put me at ease straight away. She was professional, non judgemental and just generally lovely. I can't thank you enough Julie.
ja Crew
ja C.
Got my implant fitted here and it was such a nice experience. I’m afraid of blood but Julie put me to ease and she was very kind and helpful. Would recommend to anyone
laura dilks
laura D.
Highly recommended. I had my contraceptive implant removed on 7/11/19 by Julie. I cant thank Julie enough. Professional and caring attitude from the moment I arrived. The procedure was fully explained and felt very much at ease. I’m happy to say the removal was a true success, risk free and pain free. Advisable to all who are looking for efficient contraceptive advice either fitting or removal then this is the place to come.
Caroline Wilford
Caroline W.
fast , friendly and efficient what more can you ask for.Very satisfied.
Richard Weston
Richard W.
We found the staff very friendly and professional.They explained what to expect during the procedure and after and I felt confident and relaxed at all times.Thankyou x
Jannette Weston
Jannette W.
My treatment was explained really clearly to me and was done within 45 mins both clinicians was very passional and made me feel at ease would definitely recommend
Jade Kirby
Jade K.
After having problems and suffering for a Long periods of time treatment after treatment My wart we’re spreading round my genital and my back passage. No help and treatment was given through NSH so I suffered in silent for many years. I needed treatment so went and booked an appointment to see Dr Malu at the Clarewell clinic him and this team put me at easy and it only took 2 appointment for the treatment. Am happy to say am free from warts now.
Richard More
Richard M.
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Clare Dawson
Clare D.
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First time I been to a private dr surgery Staff was very nice and helpful very informative Receptionist was very helpful and very nice I met a lot of people that work on receptions but this lady was very kind and helpful she made my experience very good made me feel like a friend I would definitely return to your surgery And I would recommend it to my friend and family thank you for all your help
Shahzad Mahmood
Shahzad M.
Julie at the leicester clinic is the most incredible lady. She defused what was a very stressful situation for me into a calm easy process that took less than half an hour. After my Local GP had pretty much refused to take my coil out despite numerous attempts, I found Julie at the Clarewell Clinic whom was more than happy to remove this and advise me correctly, something which my GP did not do. From now onwards for any advice and/or future contraception I will be visiting the Julie at the Clarewell clinic. Thank you so so much again Julie! You are an amazing lady ❤️
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Sophie J.
I absolutely cannot recommend Clarewell Clinics enough. This Tuesday just gone, I attended clinic for some concerns I had and saw Julie. Other reviews that I had read previously had all praised Julie, and after spending an hour with her on Tuesday afternoon, I was and still am overwhelmed with gratitude that I had been booked with her. Julie made my very worrying situation much easier than I could have ever imagined. She gave me every bit of information I needed, answered every question I had (even if I'd asked it already) with patience, kindness, and honesty, and she treated me with a wonderful amount of respect. I shall always be grateful to her for making my burden a lot lighter to carry. Thank you so much Julie, thank you so much Clarewell Clinics.
Jett Rins
Jett R.
I was seen by Julie for my implant removal. Julie was kind and professional. She put me at ease and removed my implant painlessly. I would thoroughly recommend seeing Julie.The clinic was clean and calm. It was a nice environment to be treated in.
I am very happy with the level of service that was provided. on both appointments I was seen straight away, no waiting around. very friendly staff, I couldn't of asked for more. Do not hesitate you are well worth the money. Big thanks to Dr Malu
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phil F.
Quality service. No complaints. Feels a bit weird reviewing this kind of place 👍
Absolutely fantastic service from the whole team at Clarewell, I highly recommend Clarewell to anyone needing the services they offer.The whole team do everything possible to make you feel totally comfortable and reassured from the minute you walk through the door. The receptionist, nurse and the brilliant Dr Malu are all 10/10.If you’re considering visiting them then definitely DO IT!
Keiran 93
Keiran 9.
Manoj is brilliant and can put u at ease instantly deffonatly recommend
Simon Lloyd
Simon L.
Very happy to finally find a clinic where they know what they are doing. I am writing here so that other people suffering like me get right help. I have taken few sessions for shockwave treatment. Good results.
Muhammed Ali
Muhammed A.
Great service, lovely nurse who was very helpful and caring. Highly reccomend!!
Annonymous 123
Annonymous 1.
A very professional and nice and friendly staff. Dealt with the problem I came in with. Will be back if I have any other sexual health problem. Thanks.
Roland Pope
Roland P.
Can’t recommend this place enough, As soon as you walk in the door you are met with a very well mannered and friendly young man. Dr Malu puts you right at ease and and works through your problems with you offering advice as to how to attack these issues. He is very thorough and professional, always with your best interest at heart. Thank you very much.
Robert Hull
Robert H.
Despite being nervous and apprehensive I was made to feel very relaxed and calm. Julie was excellent, professional yet non judgemental with lots of genuine friendly advice - I can’t recommend Julie and the clinic highly enough!
David Edmondson
David E.
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Very professional. I will always recommend this clinic.
Apphia Tella
Apphia T.
Fantastic professional service made me feel at ease throughout despite being nervous quick results & only recommended the services I needed. Thanks you
Alex Lander
Alex L.
Dr Malu was extremely helpful and caring, you can tell he genuinely cares about patients and their health and he helped reassure me and calm my nerves from the beginning. If you are worried or have any problems save yourself the stress and see Dr Malu! I wish I would of came much sooner! Very calm, clean environment and helpful polite receptionist. Very understanding about your situation and not judgmental. Will definitely be returning for routine check ups ! Thank you for my good news today 🙂 can finally move on.
Sarah M
Sarah M
Asbaloulty fantastic service went today to have NY implant removed doctor was great thank you highly recommend
Jessica hill
Jessica H.
a very good doctor. very helpful
Vanessa Erazo
Vanessa E.
The doctors here were fantastic. They treated me very quickly in a professional and highly competent manner. I would certainly recommend this clinic. They reassured me and addressed all of my concerns very patiently.
Bhavandeep slaich
Bhavandeep S.
Thank you to the fantastic dr kumar and the team, they put me at ease and treated me with total respect. My treatment was done within an hour. I had previously had nhs treatment which hadn’t worked. I would recommend anyone with stds to contact clarewell.. thank you all who have helped me
Marion Geraghty
Marion G.
I was a student here at Clarewell Clinics and found the services that this clinic provided was fantastic. All members of staff were polite and welcomed me with open arms. They are a highly professional team, building rapport with the patients and ensuring they are at ease. I was given lots of opportunity, experience and information regarding sexual health. I definitely recommend Clarewell Clinics.
Esme Whitehouse
Esme W.
I visited Clarewell Clinics in Leicester this morning. The team were very kind and understand of my problem. In an unhurried & respectful they solved my problems, on the same day.I highly recommend this private clinic to those with any sexual health problems.
Adam Patel
Adam P.
Excellent service and brilliant facilities. I cannot praise Dr Manoj enough for his efficiency, as well Dr Kunur for his expertise. Both highly capable surgeons. I can truly say it was a job well done and I would recommend to anyone looking for treatment to visit this clinic. Once again thank you so much for everything.
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Tj B.
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yaseen A.
Very professional and high quality of service!
Eleni Theodoridou
Eleni T.
Very professional and friendly. Doctor put me at ease when he seen I was nervous, and was very good at listening to my worries and took the time to reassure me. 100% recommend this clinic, very respectful service.
Nicola Bott
Nicola B.
Very efficient and professional service from staff. Extremely kind and knowledgeable doctor.
michael benjamin
michael B.
Dr Malu provided a caring and informative service, and removed my partners skin seborrheic keratosis , with some excellent results
The best experience I ever had with a doctor. Great clinic, I highly recommend it!
Ana Deaconescu
Ana D.
Great service and experience. The staff and the doctor were kind and they will put you on ease. Same day results and the doctor advice help me of better understanding of potential risks for my sex health and brought to my attention that despite HIV there are other STI that we should be aware off. I will highly recommend this clinic.
Eden Dva
Eden D.
Dr. Malu really listened to my fears and took his time during our consultation. I never felt rushed and it was one of the best doctor’s appointments I have ever had (I was nervous for the appointment obviously). The premises are humble (as I believe they are fairly new) BUT the service was impeccable..!!! The man working reception was extremely polite and had a calming presence. The nurse was extremely pleasant, helpful and calming as well. The doctor and nurse seemed like a team whose purpose was to help me and I really appreciated that... I felt like everyone genuinely cared about me and I can’t thank them enough... highly recommend.
Peyton B
Peyton B