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STIs are sexually transmitted infections that people get through sexual activity. They are incredibly common and just like any other infection, such as a cold, it is nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s really important that you seek help and get treatment because, unlike a cold, many do not usually clear up on their own. Click on one of the boxes above to find out more.

Does contraception affect fertility?

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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Current COVID pressures at our Exeter service

Current COVID pressures at our Exeter service

Please be aware due to COVID-related staffing pressures at our Exeter service we have limited capacity to see patients and […]

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

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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Accessing our service during the COVID pandemic

We have implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception during this pandemic 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

Despite any changes made to COVID risk measures outside of NHS premises our staff, patients and visitors will be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting our clinics, including wearing a face covering. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been requested to self-isolate please do not attend the clinic.

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