Devon Sexual Health: Okehampton to re-open

posted by: Jonathan Shaw

We are pleased to announce that our regular service in Okehampton is going to be re-opening on Monday 6th September 2021. Some important details:

  • This service will be running on the first and third Mondays of each month – with the first two dates being 06.09.21 and 20.09.21
  • This service will be for patients needing routine contraception, including LARCs, and STI testing
  • This service is not a walk-in service – we are not able to review walk-ins on the day
  • All appointments must be made in advance through our telephone triage service: 0300 303 3989
  • Please do not attend the service if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have been asked to self-isolate, or have recently returned from abroad and are within a period of quarantine
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Accessing our service during the COVID pandemic

How to access our service:

We have now implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Please contact our services to access this triage system. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus please do not attend the clinic. Clear advice for people with symptoms of coronavirus is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus .

Advice from our service:

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception during this pandemic here.

More details on the fitting of LARCs (coils and implants) at our service can be found here

If you need the combined contraceptive pill please try (if you can) to get updated measurements of your height, weight and blood pressure before calling us.

There is also specific advice on coronavirus available for People Living with HIV here, and for pregnant women here

Self-requested Sexual Health screening by post is available for for under 25s only - more info here

For others with testing requirements please contact the service on 0300 303 3989.

Alternative provision:

Please be aware that we may have to cancel, rearrange or shut clinical services in response to changing clinical and staffing pressures created by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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

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