Where can I get a pregnancy test?

You can buy a pregnancy test to use at home from a supermarket or pharmacy, or you can ask for a pregnancy test at:

  • contraception clinics
  • sexual health clinics, which are also called genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • some GP surgeries 
  • pharmacies (there may be a charge)
  • most NHS walk-in centres (England only)

Except for some pharmacies and in supermarkets, these pregnancy tests are usually free. It will be confidential, even if you're under 16.

Find sexual health services to see where your nearest GUM or contraception clinic is.

Pregnancy tests can usually be carried out from the first day of your missed period. For more information, see How soon can I do a pregnancy test?

Home pregnancy tests

These can be bought at supermarkets or pharmacies. They can give you a quick result and you can do the test in private. Several types of pregnancy tests are available. They work in different ways, so check the instructions.

For more information, see How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Further information:

Page last reviewed: 28/07/2016

Next review due: 28/07/2018