Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.
Sexual Health and Contraception Service
A free and confidential service providing sexual health screening and testing (including chlamydia screening and HIV testing) and advice on reversible contraception including emergency contraception (the ‘morning after pill’), health promotion and condom provision. Walk-in clinics and pre-booked appointments are available at 3 locations.
Please note, this service is not appropriate for requests for repeat prescriptions of the contraceptive pill, erectile dysfunction or cervical smear tests (except for HIV positive women and those with exceptional vulnerability).
Call: 01273 242091
Brighton Station Health Centre Walk-in Sexual Health clinic
Walk-in and pre-bookable appointments available.
Please note, this service is not appropriate for Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV, long-acting contraceptives such as the coil, long-term management of conditions such as HIV, liquid nitrogen treatment for warts, or cervical smear tests.
Call: 0333 321 0946
Drop-in Clinic - Sex, Worries and You (SWAY) Clinic (for under 25 year olds)
Drop-in clinics for young people under 25 years old residing in the City are offered throughout the week at different GP practices. At Mile Oak Medical Centre the SWAY Drop-in Clinic is on Tuesday afternoons from 3.30pm to 4pm. You do not have to be a patient at the Practice to access this service - just ask at the reception desk during the above time.
For more details about other clinic times around the area see these practice websites: