Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) options include:

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) – hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs (coils)
  • Implant
  • Injection

The IUD and Implant are available at our clinics for all patients requiring contraception.

The injection is available for patients aged 18yrs and under. Patients over 18 that would like the contraceptive injection will need to access this via their GP.

Both our doctors and nurses can provide or fit these LARC methods when you arrange a pre-booked visit.

We do not require a referral as long as your GP is registered or you live in EN1, EN2, EN3, N9, N11, N13, N14, N18, N21.

Many local GPs offer LARC Procedures as part of their service however, our clinics will offer LARC procedures to those whose GP is not currently able to deliver the service.

Currently, GP surgeries able to deliver these procedures are:

Abernethy House Surgery 70 Silver Street Enfield EN1 3EB 020 8370 4940
Bincote Surgery 11 Bincote Road Enfield EN2 7RD 020 8363 0585
Carlton House Surgery 28 Tenniswood Road Enfield EN1 3LL 020 8370 4900
Connaught House Surgery 144 Hedge Lane Palmers Green N13 5ST 020 8920 9606
Curzon Avenue Surgery 74 Curzon Avenue Ponders End EN3 4UE 020 8364 7846
Eagle House Surgery 291 High Street Ponders End EN3 4DN 020 8805 8611
Enfield Island Surgery 43 Island Centre Way Enfield Lock EN3 6GS 01992 679585
Evergreen PCC, 1 Smythe Close Edmonton Green N9 0TW 020 8887 8354
Forest Road Group Practice 308A Hertford Road Edmonton N9 7HD 020 8344 4550
Freezywater Primary Care Centre 2b Aylands Road Freezywater EN3 6PN 01992 676202
Gillan House Surgery 457 Green Lanes Palmers Green N13 4BS 020 8882 9393
Highland Practice 3 Florey Square Highlands N21 1UJ 020 8360 9044
Lincoln Road Medical Practice Lincoln Road Bush Hill Park EN1 1LJ 020 8367 8989
Nightingale House Surgery 1-3 Nightingale Road Edmonton N9 8AJ 0844 477 8933
Oakwood Medical Centre Malcolms Way Oakwood N14 4AQ 020 8886 1115
Rainbow Practice Evergreen PCC, 1 Smythe Close Edmonton N9 0TW 020 8887 8329
The Woodberry Practice 1 Woodberry Avenue Winchmore Hill N21 3LE 020 8886 2751
White Lodge Medical Practice 68 Silver Street Enfield EN1 3EW 020 8363 4156
Winchmore Hill Practice 808 Green Lanes Winchmore Hill N21 2SA 020 8350 5000
larc guide

Contraceptive implant

Often referred to as ‘the implant’, this is a small plastic rod the size of a matchstick that is inserted under the skin on your upper arm. This form of contraception is over 99.9% effective.

Depo-Provera injection

Commonly called ‘the injection’, this form of long-acting contraception is an injection of progestogen which lasts up to 12 weeks and is over 99.9% effective.

The coil or IUD

This is a small device that is inserted into the womb to prevent pregnancy. IUD stands for ‘intrauterine device’ and is up to 99.9% effective.

the combined pill
depo-provera injection inner
The IUD inner