Having an active sex life can lead to health benefits such as improving the condition of your heart, reducing stress and improving mental health. Being part of a happy, healthy relationship can also reduce depression and anxiety. Even just having a hug can reduce your blood pressure and improve your sense of well-being.

These pages provide information and advice on topics that we hear about in our clinics every day that are related to your sexual health and general well-being. We hope you find them useful.

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

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

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Devon Sexual Health services to close for the upcoming bank holiday – 19th August

Devon Sexual Health services to close for the upcoming bank holiday – 19th August

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral: national bank holiday The Government has confirmed that there will be a period […]

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Want to join the team?
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Want to join the team?

We are recruiting for a part-time Healthcare Assistant to join our busy Exeter clinic. You will work under the supervision […]

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UPDATE ON MONKEYPOX VACCINATION

UPDATE ON MONKEYPOX VACCINATION

At this time our Devon Sexual Health clinics are not able to offer vaccination against monkeypox. This is due to […]

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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