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We are currently experiencing high demand for our Sexual Health Services across Devon and Torbay

We are currently experiencing high demand for our Sexual Health Services across Devon and Torbay with unprecedented demand in Exeter. […]

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Share your views on access to contraception

Torbay Council’s Public Health Team would like to hear from women in Torbay about how they can get better access […]

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Monkeypox – what you need to know

Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease, but there are a number of cases in the UK. That number is rising. […]

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Does contraception affect fertility?

We often have chats with our patients about the affect that contraception has on fertility. Here are the answers to […]

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Under 18’s sit and wait clinics at Exeter, Barnstaple and Torquay

Who: This service is for patients aged 17 and under only When / where: Exeter:  Sidwell St Walk-In Centre, EX4 […]

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Pills for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV

PrEP Survey

We want to hear your views on PrEP: https://lynnpr.typeform.com/to/K4EwLfd8. Just 5 minutes of time will help us understand the best […]

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Continuing requirements for face masks and staff isolation

NHS England yesterday announced that despite any changes made to COVID risk measures outside of NHS premises our staff, patients […]

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NATIONAL HIV TESTING WEEK. 7-13 February 2022. Give HIV the finger. A finger-prick test is all it takes. Order a free home test.

National HIV Testing Week returns for 2022

National HIV Testing Week is back from Monday 7 February with the message ‘Give HIV the finger’. The week encourages […]

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NHS staff, patients and visitors will continue to be required to wear face coverings and follow social distance rules

The government announced last week that  ‘Plan B’ COVID-19 measures in England, including the wearing of face coverings and the […]

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Devon Sexual Health Exeter – CLOSED for essential maintenance on the morning of 30.09.21

Due to essential maintenance which has to talk place during clinic hours we are having to close our service in […]

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WE ARE OPEN

Devon Sexual Health: Okehampton to re-open

We are pleased to announce that our regular service in Okehampton is going to be re-opening on Monday 6th September […]

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C Card Questionnaire

The Devon C Card service provides free condoms and advice to young people throughout Devon and Torbay. We are developing […]

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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