We are a free, confidential contraception and sexual health service.
The Community Contraception and Sexual Health Service see clients of all ages, male and female. Some clinics are dedicated for people under the age of 25 (the 4U drop-in service at The Zone) however young people are also welcome at all clinics.
The service we provide includes:
- Emergency contraception
- Full range of contraceptive methods
- Sexual health advice
- Chlamydia screening
- Pregnancy tests
- Pre-conceptual counselling
- Help with unplanned pregnancies
- Free condoms
- Referral to other services, i.e. Pregnancy Advisory Clinic.
Appointments will be necessary at the Cumberland Centre, please ring (01752) 431124 (Option 2) to book. No appointments are needed for drop-in clinics. You can bring someone with you, however you may be asked to be seen on your own during the appointment. There is also a GUM (Genitourinary medicine) clinic held at the Cumberland Centre’s CCASH suite on a Tuesday afternoon – appointments must be booked by ringing 01752 431124 (Option 1).
All of our staff are trained to respect confidentiality. We may need to share information with other people helping you, if you are concerned about this please talk to our staff.
Chlamydia Screening Programme
The Plymouth Chlamydia Screening Programme offers testing to young people under 25 across a wide variety of services in the community.
There is no need to be referred for testing. No need for examinations, it’s just a pee in a pot for men and a self-taken swab for women.
The service we all offer is free and confidential. We deal with all the results for all the services offering testing and arrange treatment to anyone that needs it. We also offer advice over the telephone.
Tests are available in the following services:
- All GP’s
- The Zone
- Contraception and sexual health clinics
- Youth services
- Some Pharmacies (including city centre Boots stores), or
- Request a postal kit through www.freetest.me
Chlamydia is invisible. Chlamydia is serious. Chlamydia is easily spread. Look out for the blue and pink kits near you.
For more information please visit www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk.
Anyone over the age of 24 who needs a test should visit their GP or the GU Medicine Clinic at Derriford Hospital. A clinic is also held on Tuesday afternoons in the CCASH suite of the Cumberland Centre. Appointments must be booked by ringing 01752 431124.
- The Eddystone Trust
- FPA – The Sexual Health Charity
- FPA – My Contraception Tool
- NHS Choices – Sexual Health
- Your Sexual Health Services in Plymouth (GUM, Derriford)
- The Zone
- Plymouth Pharmacies in the EHC scheme (providing free emergency hormonal contraception to women aged 13-24 years)
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For general enquiries, or to be directed to a specific service or individual, please contact our switchboard on 01752 268011.