Contraception Services

Free Contraception Services for those aged 17-31.

Request a contraception consultatiion via your ucc email log in by clicking here:

If you are 17 -31 years old and have a PPS number, the following services are free:

  • Doctors' and nurses' contraceptive consulatations, and repeat prescriptions if needed
  • Contraception prescriptions and devices prescribed - these will be given free of charge at participating pharmacies
  • Your choice of contraception - from the types covered below
  • Fittings and removals of implants or coils (IUDs or IUSs)
  • Contraception check-ups and other follow up care needed relating to your implant or coil
  • Emergency contraception (morning after pill)

The contraceptive options available include: The Pill, The Patch, The Vaginal Ring, The Coil (IUS/IUCD),The Bar (Implant), as well as Emergency Contraception.

Consultations are in person, as well as by telephone or MS Teams - depending on the situation.
On occasions, on-site attendance is required e.g.for coil insertion, or intermittent checks of your blood pressure etc.
Prescriptions are now sent electronically to your pharmacy.

Please only register your interest in our Contraceptive Service if you can attend or take our call.

We will contact you over the next 4 weeks to arrange your consultation. 
You can also call us directly on 021 4902311 if the situation is urgent.

Request a contraception consultatiion via your ucc email log in by clicking here:

If you do not qualify for free contraception, these services are available in Student Health at reasonable cost.

STI Screening

You can register for a routine free STI screen or our  contraception services Register for STI screening

Just as with other aspects of your health, your sexual health is very important.

University years may be a time of transition and change, and for some this means becoming sexually active with a partner for the first time, or a change in sexual partner(s). It may also be a time of self-discovery and uncertainty about your sexual orientation.

If you are concerned about any aspect of your sexual health, the Student Health Department can help.

We have a dedicated team with considerable experience built up over the years of helping people deal with sexual issues.



Student Health Department

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Student Health Department, Crow's Nest Accommodation Complex, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, T12 HXW4 ,