We hope we are as friendly as possible to young people. We realise that the practice can often seem a difficult place to deal with but we are here to help. Conversations that you have with us are confidential, which means we do not discuss them with other people.
You do NOT have to tell the Receptionist why you need to see the doctor.
If you need to fit in around school times then we will do our best. If you think you need emergency contraception (the "morning after" pill), you can simply contact the surgery and ask to speak to the duty doctor, who will ring you back. You DON'T have to explain why to the receptionist. If it is a weekend, contact your local pharmacy as some pharmacies also provide this service.
We are a C Card outlet - this means that if you are aged 24 or below you are entitled to free condoms/sexual protective aids. You can collect these here from the surgery.
For more information on HPV vaccine please get in touch with one of the Practice Nurses at the Surgery.
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK. It is most common in men and women under 25. Chlamydia is easily passed from one person to another through ANY form of unprotected sex. If left untreated chlamydia can cause pain in the pelvis, infertility and eptopic pregnancy. This risk is increased if you get the infection again & again.
The chlamydia test is free, simple, completely confidential and optional. If you would like more information about getting tested please book an appointment with either a Doctor or Practice nurse.
For more information including symptoms and other test locations please click on this link http://www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/
Other Useful Contacts for Young People:
Medical questions can be asked and answered by email.
Information about HIV/AIDS and sexual health
Information about STIs (including HIV), contraception and emergency contraception
Brook Advisory for sexual health and pregnancy advicewww.brook.org.uk
Off The Record Bristol for counselling and supportwww.otrbristol.org.uk
Talk to Frank for drug advice
ABC for eating disorders
Young Minds for mental health
Lifesigns for self injury
GUM Clinic Royal United Hospital Bath (01225) 824558
Keynsham Clinic, Park Road, Keynsham (0117) 9862423
Off The record Young People's Helpline (freephone) 0800 3895551
SEXWISE Free confidential advice about sex, relationships or contraception for under 18s Tel: (0800) 28 29 30 (Freephone).