All of our Devon Sexual Health clinics are staffed by experienced NHS doctors and nurses. We are specially trained and are very used to talking about sexual health and making you feel comfortable.

You can search for your nearest clinic or provider for your specific sexual health needs here.

Condoms for Lockdown in Devon & Torbay

Condoms for Lockdown in Devon & Torbay

The Eddystone Trust are offering free condoms through the post during the 2021 COVID lockdown. You can access their offer […]

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Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Over the festive period our three central clinics (Exeter, Barnstaple, Torbay) will be closed on bank holidays and at weekends, […]

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5 things we wish you knew about gonorrhoea
gonorrhoea

5 things we wish you knew about gonorrhoea

1. Gonorrhoea is trending… Since summer 2019, we have seen a rise in gonorrhoea in Devon, particularly among heterosexual people […]

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Accessing our service during the COVID pandemic

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:

  • Those with vulnerabilities including but not limited to those who are: <18, attending abortion and maternity services, homeless, sex workers, victims of sexual assault, people with language barriers, drug and alcohol problems, learning disability, serious mental illness
  • Those aged <30 years

More details on LARC fittings at our service are found here

There is also specific advice on coronavirus available for People Living with HIV here, and for pregnant women 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.

Alternative provision:

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:

  • Emergency Contraception - at your local pharmacy - more info
  • Contraceptive pills and LARC procedures - obtained from your GP
  • HIV postal testing - available to at-risk groups for a small fee -  more info
  • HIV PEPSE - available via A+E departments - more info
  • Condoms by post (for gay and bisexual men only) - more info