Pregnancy testing & advice

Pregnancy testing & advice

We offer free pregnancy testing and are able to talk you through the options that may be available to you

When can you test for pregnancy?

You can test for pregnancy as soon as your period is late.

Important: For abortion services in Brighton and Hove contact MSI Choices, for NHS-funded and self-funded abortion care. There’s a local clinic and you don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care. You can book a consultation online or call their advice line 0345 300 8090 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please do not delay if you are considering a termination. You have more options for treatment within the first 9 weeks of pregnancy.

Unplanned pregnancy

If you are worried that you have had unprotected sex and your period is late or lighter than usual, don’t panic! First things first, find out if you are pregnant or not – you need to know as soon as possible. If your period is seven days late or more, do a pregnancy test as soon as possible.

Free pregnancy testing in Brighton and Hove

We can offer a limited number of ‘on the day’ appointments at SHAC Central . These are filled on a first come, first served basis. If you’re allocated a later time slot, you will be asked to return to clinic nearer the time. Please be advised we are closed between 1pm & 2pm. For further advice, please call us on 01273 523 388

Phone line opening times:

Monday 9.15am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 9.15am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9.15am to 4.30pm
Friday 9.15am to 4.30pm

Under 25s

If you’re under 25 years old you can access any of our SHAC clinics, as well as the Young Person’s Clinic at SHAC Central (Wednesdays 1.30pm to 6pm). For an appointment at SHAC West (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3pm to 5.30pm) text 07770813972 and a member of staff will reply as soon as possible.

GP clinics offering pregnancy testing and advice

These free and confidential clinics offer pregnancy testing, advice and referrals, contraception, emergency contraception, free condoms, and Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screening. You do not need to be a registered patient at the practice in order to access these services. Please ring first to book an appointment. 

You can also get a pregnancy test from any chemist or pharmacy at a cost of around £10 – some pharmacists will do the test for you or you can take it home and do it yourself

If the test is negative and your period has still not started by the following week, you will need another test. If you are not pregnant, seek medical advice about a reliable method of contraception to avoid future worries

If you have done a home test that shows you are pregnant, make an appointment with your GP or call us on 01273 523 388 for an appointment at SHAC East to have it confirmed and talk through your options. We will support your decision in a non-biased way and refer you accordingly