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

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