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Sexual Health Clinics in Cornwall

There are Sexual Health Clinics (sometimes called "GU or GUM Clinics") all around the county, operated by Royal Cornwall Hospital staff. Call 01872 255044 to check opening times and to make an appointment. Some drop-in's are also available.

Sexual Health (GU Medicine & Contraception)

01872 255044

Central booking number above for all Genitourinary Medicine and Contraception clinics. Many clinics are co-located or integrated clinics for a 'one-stop-shop'.

Both clinician and self-referral welcome.

Clinics throughout Cornwall, guaranteed 48hr access - same day access for all urgent problems.

Friendly, free, confidential, non-judgmental advice, testing and treatment.

Free condoms including C-card for 21 and under.

All services EEFO badged (Young people friendly).

Integrated Chlamydia Screening Service

Services include:

Testing and treatment for all STIs.

HIV and other blood bourne virus testing.

Advice and support for higher risk groups including men who have sex with men and sex workers.

Specialised young persons clinics.

Genital skin problems including post menopausal atrophy.

Genital pain problems.

Psychosexual problems.

Management of sexual assault.

Chronic recurrent genital problems such as thrush, bacterial vaginosis and herpes.

Cervical cytology.

Hepatitis B vaccination for sexual risk.

Advice and referral for termination of pregnancy.

All methods of contraception, including natural family planning.


Long Acting Reversible Contraception – Implant, IUD and IUS Fittings.

Cervical block for difficult coil fits.

Advice for complex contraception cases.

Emergency contraception including emergency IUD fittings.

There are also clinics at Derriford Hospital (Plymouth) - call 08451 558189,

and Barnstaple Hospital - call 01271 341562