What is a   C-Card?

What is a C-Card?

C-Card is a free condom issuing scheme for anyone aged 13 to 24 living in Devon and Torbay.

Membership of the C-Card scheme allows you to get FREE condoms and lube from participating venues such as youth clubs, sexual health clinics, pharmacies, schools and colleges. As well as order condoms online.

If you’re aged between 16-24, you can register for a C-Card and order condoms online. If you are aged under 16, you must register at a participating C-Card registration venue.

If you do not have a C-Card yet, please click here to complete a quick registration and you will be able to also order condoms online.

If you are already registered for the C-Card scheme, you can order condoms using your C-Card number  – please click here

You can choose to collect condoms from our condom collection points in Devon and Torbay, or they can be delivered, for FREE, to any address in Devon via this website.

If you are unsure of your size, you can check via this handy measuring tool.

To find your nearest C-Card collection site, please see the online map.

If you are aged over 24, you can also access condoms via https://www.freedoms-shop.com/ and The Eddystone Trust

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C-Cards are completely free of charge and are designed to fit well in your purse or wallet.

How to use your C-Card

How to use your C-Card

Once you have registered for a C-Card, you’ll be given a C-Card with your own individual ID number.

You will be able to use your C-Card to collect FREE condoms from registered C-Card sites. These include youth clubs, pharmacies, sexual health clinics and some schools, colleges and universities.

To find your nearest C-Card site to register and/or to collect condoms please click here. (Remember to select C-Card from the drop down list).

If you’re aged 16-24, you can also register for a C-Card online and use your unique C-Card number to order condoms to be delivered FREE of charge to any address in Devon or for collection at one of our condom collection points – see above section.

If you are secondary school student, a college student or a university student, you can also contact your school nurse for more information on the C-Card scheme. They can be contacted by text on 07520 631722 or through their public health nursing hubs. Please click here for more details.

Why should I have a C-Card?

Why should I have a C-Card?

Condoms not only help to prevent unwanted pregnancies, that can also help protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Having a C-Card enables you to access FREE condoms whenever you need them allowing you to stay safe and in control of your sexual health.

Remember:

  • Even when using condoms you should consider regular screening for sexually transmitted infections every time you start a new relationship or every 12 months if you’re in a relationship.
  • If there is ever any type of condom failure or you’re worried that something went wrong during sex, you should seek advice about emergency contraception.

If you are having problems getting condoms please phone the C-Card team on 01392 284965.

What condoms are available?

What condoms are available?

As a registered C-Card holder you will be able to access FREE condoms. Depending on the venue or collection point, you may be able to choose from a selection of items including:

Regular condoms – other condoms in regular size include:

  • Flavoured
  • Ribbed & Dotted
  • Latex-free
  • Extra-safe
  • Air-thin

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Jumbo Condoms

Trim Condoms

Femidoms

Flavoured Dams

 

 

Chlamydia tests and pregnancy tests may also be available on request (depending on the site).

 

 

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Accessing our service

In response to the emergence of COVID-19 we have implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

We are currently experiencing high demand for our Sexual Health Services across Devon and Torbay with unprecedented demand in Exeter. Please note always review urgent cases the same day. If your need is urgent and you are struggling to reach us keep trying as our phone system will explain how to access same-day care with us.

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception 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

If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available:

  • Emergency Contraception - from a local pharmacy - more info
  • Contraceptive pills and LARC procedures - obtained from your GP
  • HIV PEPSE - available via A+E departments - more info
  • Condoms by post (for gay and bisexual men only) - more info