Sexual Health and contraceptive services

 

Our clinicians are able to help you with queries you may have about family planning or sexual health.

Altrenatively, you can contact a local NHS Family Planning/Sexual health clinic. Details can be found here:

http://www.sexualhealthhertfordshire.clch.nhs.uk/our-clinics  or by calling 0300 008 5522

Online services are also available to Hertfordshire residents:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Health-in-Herts/Sexual-health/Sexual-health.aspx

Online service include:

  • Contraceptive pill: age 16 years or older, order on-line though the SH:24 contraceptive service. Discreet delivery to your home.
  • Emergency contraception: age 16 years or older, order free and confidential emergency contraception on-line from SH:24 .Discreet delivery to your home.
  • Testing for STIs with no symptoms: order a free test through the SH:24 home testing service. Discreet delivery to your home. Please note that low-risk individuals will be sent tests for Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea but not HIV / Syphilis as these are less likely to be necessary.
  • HIV/Syphilis Testing: order online from Free Testing HIV
  •  If you have symptoms contact Sexual Health Hertfordshire on 0300 008 5522 as soon as possible.
  • If anyone is under 18 or unable to use online services please call 0300 008 5522

Emergency contraception

If you are concerned please call to make an appointment to see your GP for advice.

Emergency contraception can be obtained free of charge from any Family Planning Clinic or Sexual Health Clinic and from many NHS walk-in centres:

http://www.sexualhealthhertfordshire.clch.nhs.uk/our-clinics   0300 008 5522

Girls and women aged 13 to 24 can obtain the emergency contraceptive pill free of charge from many local pharmacies.

The emergency pill can also be purchased from most pharmacies by anyone aged 16 or over for about £25

Routine contraception

Please book an appointment with a doctor or nurse to discuss your options. The practice offers all types of contraception including coils and implants.

For more information, see this link:

https://www.fpa.org.uk/help-and-advice/contraception-help 

Sexually transmitted infections including chlamydia testing

If you are worried you may have a sexually transmitted infection, please contact the Herts sexual health clinic  https://www.sexualhealthhertfordshire.clch.nhs.uk/find-clinic0300 008 5522
 or book an appointment with one of our doctors.

  • It’s free
  • It’s quick
  • It’s confidential

You do NOT need to see a doctor or nurse to have the test – you can take the test yourself. Simply obtain a testing kit from surgery reception.

Facts about Chlamydia

  • Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection
  • People who are 24 and under and sexually active are more likely to get chlamydia
  • 1 in 14 people 24 and under who are tested, have chlamydia
  • It affects both men and women
  • Most people who have chlamydia don’t know they’ve got it

If you are 24 or under and have been sexually active, it is recommended that you take a chlamydia test every year, or every time you change a sexual partner.

For more information about chlamydia, go to  www.c-sure.org.uk

Cervical smears 

Between the ages of 25 and 64, women who are or have been sexually active should have a smear test taken every three/five years. Please make an appointment with our nurse for this to be done.

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