Contraception and Sexual Health Clinics

The contraceptive and sexual health team provide confidential advice and information. We offer a range of clinics across Dorset offering;

  • Contraception
  • Screening for Asymptomatic Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Chlamydia Screening
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Condoms
  • Confidential Advice and Information

Contraception is used to prevent unplanned pregnancy resulting from sexual intercourse. It is free for most people in the UK. With 15 methods to choose from, you can find one that suits you best. See our ‘contraception’ tab for more information on the different methods available, and book in to speak to one of our professionals.

The Asymptomatic Sexually Transmitted Infection screening service is a confidential nurse-led clinic. These clinics are for testing people who have NO symptoms of an STI. Symptoms include;

  • Change or increase in discharge
  • Burning/pain when passing urine
  • Itching
  • Lumps on skin
  • Ulcerated skin
  • Redness to genital area
  • Bleeding after sex or in between periods
  • Abdominal pain especially during sex
  • Swollen/painful testicles
  • Lumps in testicles

If you have any symptoms, please book into the local Genito-urinary medicine/Department of Sexual Heath Clinic. If you attend with symptoms to an asymptomatic clinic you will not be tested, you will be referred to a different clinic.

How do I access the service?

Some of our clinics are appointments and some are walk ins. Please see our appointment page for more information about clinics. If you wish to book an appointment, please call 0300 303 1948.

Please note: If you are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, we may not be able to see you. Please ensure you arrive early to all appointments.

Where and when are the clinics held?

Visit our clinic section, to find out where your local clinic is.