posted by: Jonathan Shaw
Young people aged 13-24 can get condoms free of charge through the Devon CCard scheme, along with useful sexual health information. CCard sites are in different places across the county but most schools and colleges have one – ask your school nurse or pastoral team – it’s confidential. You can check for your nearest site by using the site locator on this website. Schools and colleges aren’t on the map.
Then the CCard scheme is perfect for you. Not only will you have a one to one chat with an experienced worker, you’ll have the chance to get all your questions answered. If giving you condoms is the right thing for you, then that’s what we’ll do!
You can get condoms from clinic whenever you attend for an appointment.
You can also request a call back by phone to discuss a condom supply.
If you are a man who has sex with men (MSM) living in Devon & Torbay, you can access free condoms by post from the Eddystone Trust.
MSM can access packages of condoms from Eddystone every 3 months, with occasional top-ups if required. Eddystone are also currently sending out one-off bundles to people requesting over the age of 18 – this will be continually reviewed as COVID restrictions ease.
You have to pay for these but they’re much cheaper than some pharmacies or supermarkets – as little as 14p each!
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We have implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.
We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception during this pandemic here.
Self-requested STI testing by post is available for those aged under 25- more info
We are now running an under 18’s sit and wait clinic at Exeter, Torquay, and Barnstaple for more information click here
Despite any changes made to COVID risk measures outside of NHS premises our staff, patients and visitors will be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting our clinics, including wearing a face covering. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been requested to self-isolate please do not attend the clinic.
If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available: