The Devon and Torbay condom card (c-card) scheme has been around for a long time. It is time to see […]
Over the festive period our three central clinics (Exeter, Barnstaple, Torbay) will be closed on bank holidays and at weekends, […]
The Eddystone Trust are offering free condoms to wrap up safely this Christmas. You can access their offer here. If […]
1. Gonorrhoea is trending… Since summer 2019, we have seen a rise in gonorrhoea in Devon, particularly among heterosexual people […]
Updated 06.08.20 Devon Sexual Health in Exeter, Barnstaple and Torbay are now in a position to see some patients who […]
Covid-19 presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity in the fight against HIV and syphilis. Since the introduction of social distancing measures in […]
Many people are currently considering planning for a pregnancy, but are unsure what the risks are. We can share what […]
We have received reports today of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be […]
We are aware that the use of moon cups and other menstrual cups is increasing due to concerns about the […]
As a response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the government has temporarily approved the use of telemedicine in some situations […]
Updated 06.04.20 Our professional society, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) have released guidance on sex and […]
Updated 23.07.20 Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to significantly reduce the provision of routine […]
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.
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.
We are currently prioritising these groups for coil and implant (LARC) fits:
More details on LARC fittings at our service are found 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.
Information is now also available to advise on sexual contact during a time of social distancing here.
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: