We provide a wide range of contraceptive services, including pills, implants, coils and other long-acting reversible methods of contraception. Do speak to a member of the team as contraceptive advice is tailored to the individual patient. It may be a nurse or doctor who you are advised to speak to.
What are my contraceptive options?
Contraception can help to prevent pregnancy and some sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There are lots of types of contraception to choose from depending on the type of person you are, your lifestyle and the type of sex you are having.
If you require a coil/implant fit or a re-fit you will need to book a consultation with a GP. THE CENTRE ( Sexual Health clinic, Exmouth) are also able to offer this service, please see there details below. Please watch this informative four minute video.
We also provide emergency hormonal contraception (EHC). EHC is also available to buy from many pharmacies.
If you are aged 13-24 some pharmacies are able to provide it for free. You can learn more about local sexual health services as well as finding your nearest pharmacist who can provide emergency hormonal contraception by using the Devon Sexual Health Service.
Termination of Pregnancy
Patients can self-refer to Marie Stopes services without the need for a GP appointment. The confidential telephone line – One Call 0345 300 8090 – is fully operational, day or night, 7 days a week. They aim to provide initial consultations within 48 hours and have capacity to provide treatment in clinics in Devon and Bristol.
Their Exeter clinic is located at St Leonards Practice, Athelstan Road, Exeter, EX1 1SB – available every Tuesday and Wednesday 08:00 – 16:00
Alternatively please book an appointment at the Surgery with a GP.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screening
We provide testing and free treatment for STIs, such as Chlamydia. Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the UK, around two thirds of women and half of all men with chlamydia won’t have any obvious symptoms.
If you are aged 25 and under you can pick up a testing kit from the surgery, or register for a free of charge home test through the National Chlamydia Screening Programme. If you test positive you will need to be seen at the surgery or a sexual health clinic.
If you are over 25 you need to pop into the surgery or a sexual health clinic for testing, the tests are still free of charge.
The Centre Exmouth Dewdney Unit
Alternatively did you know The Centre Exmouth is open every Thursday from 1.20-3pm and 4-7pm at the Dewdney Unit. There is a doctor and a specialist nurse every week.
They offer both appointments and an emergency-only drop in service.
Please call 01392 284982 or 01392 284983 and ask for an Exmouth appointment or call in on a Thursday afternoon / evening.
- Information and advice on contraception and sexual health related problems.
- Emergency contraception up to 5 days after unprotected sex (and sometimes beyond).
- All methods of contraception including: Pills Patches Injections Implants Coils – IUDs/IUS
- Free Condoms
- Unplanned Pregnancy testing
- Unplanned pregnancy advice and onwards referral
- Advice and Information about fertility and sterilisation.
- Testing for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
- Diagnosis and treatment of warts, herpes, male urethritis, bacterial vaginosis, ‘thrush’ (candida), Chlamydia
- Hepatitis vaccination where appropriate
Exeter GUM clinic
NHS Walk-In Centre, 31 Sidwell Street, Exeter, EX4 6NN
Telephone: 01392 284982 / 284983
Devon Sexual Health: Telephone 0300 303 3989