Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Department of Sexual Health provided by Dorset County Hospital provides specialist sexual health and HIV services for Dorset County. The main clinic is at The Park Centre for Sexual Health in Weymouth. We also hold clinics in Bridport, Blandford, and Bournemouth (Over The Rainbow). We provide confidential and professional advice, testing and treatment for genital problems, STIs and HIV, a sexual problems clinic, and contraception (not all clinics). Services provided include:

  • Information and advice about sexual health
  • Testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • LGBT outreach clinic (Over The Rainbow in Bournemouth)
  • Testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C
  • Management of thrush and other genital problems
  • Management of pelvic pain
  • Pregnancy testing and advice
  • Emergency contraception
  • Provision of contraception including contraceptive implants (under 25’s at Weymouth only)
  • Follow-up and testing after sexual assault
  • Management of HIV infection (Weymouth only)
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PEPSE)
  • Advice and monitoring regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PreP)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination (selected groups only - not occupational)
  • HPV vaccination (not available free outside the NHS programme)
  • Sexual problems clinic (not Bridport)
  • Free condoms.