Contraception is now free for 17-26 yr olds

UCC Student Health is delighted to be  part of the scheme to provide all forms of contraception free of charge to students who have a uterus and are

  • 17-26
  • living or expecting to live in Ireland for 12 months or more

This new development covers the cost of contraceptive consultations with our clinicians, the cost of the pill, morning after pill, bar, or intrauterine device, as well as insertion and removal of any device if you opt for a long acting reversible method of contraception. Free condoms are also available. When you are with us why not ask for a free STI check as well.

You will need to provide your PPS number at each consultation- many of our contraceptive consultations can be conducted remotely - via telephone or video consulatation and prescriptions can be transferred electroncially to a pharmacy participating in the scheme.

Many contraception consultations are by telephone or MS Teams - conveniently saving you the trip to the clinic. 

We do need you to attend occasionally e.g. for like coil insertion and intermittent Blood Pressure checks
Prescriptions can now also be sent electronically to your pharmacy, saving paper and so better for the environment.
You can use the online form below to request these services, meaning you now won't always have to call us every time you need your pill- just click the link below. 

If you do not qualify for free contraception on age grounds you may avail of these services in UCC Student Health at a reasonable cost.

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Seirbhísí Sláinte na Mac Léinn

Ardpatrick, College Road, Cork, Ireland