Sexual Health & Family Planning

Chlamydia Screening

We are pleased to be a chlamydia screening surgery.

We can offer screening tests for chlamydia to all patients under age 25 on a yearly basis. Chlamydia is the most frequently diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK. It's most common under the age of 25, and most people don't get any symptoms. If it is not treated it can cause pelvic pain and infertility. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics.

The test is free, simple and confidential; all you need to do is give a urine sample or a self-take vaginal swab.

Please ask your doctor, nurse or healthcare assistant about chlamydia screening.

For more information visit NHS

Contraception

At college surgery we provide a full range of contraceptive services. You can see any gp or practice nurse for advice regarding contraception.

If you require emergency contraception please phone as soon as possible and ask to speak to the same-day service doctor. He/she will phone you back within an hour and arrange for an appointment to obtain this.

If you want to start on the  contraceptive pill, patch or injection, please  make an appointment with any doctor. Our practice nurses can also provide contraceptive pill checks and injections.

We provide long acting methods of contraception as well, such as nexplanon (the contraceptive implant) and coils (IUDs, such as the mirena/IUS and copper IUDs).

For coils (IUDs) nexplanon, please request an appointment via reception.

For IUD removal please arrange to speak to one of the doctors or nurses by telephone for advice, and they will then arrange a suitable appointment for you with one of the nurses.

External Websites:

Contraception explained - NHS

Family Planning

The practice offers a full contraceptive and family planning service. Please make an appointment at Reception with one of the Doctors.

We provide a range of services including:

  • confidential advice about contraception
  • the combined oral contraceptive pill
  • the progestogen-only pill
  • progestogen injections
  • free emergency contraception
  • confidential advice about STIs
  • cervical screening
  • unplanned pregnancy advice
  • pre-conception advice and fertility awareness information
  • fitting coils (intrauterine devices, or IUDs)

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites

Planning a Pregnancy - NHS

Cervical Screening - NHS

The Facts about Contraception - NHS

Sexual Health

A range of sexual health services are offered at the surgery including:

  • contraception and contraception advice
  • emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice
  • testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and genital warts
  • testing and counselling for HIV and AIDS

You can get tested for STI's at a sexual health clinic and GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic. College Surgery provides chlamydia screening and sexual health advice. We may refer you or recommend you attend the walk in centre in Exeter (tel: 01392 284983) if you require a full sexual health screen.

If you need advice and support with a sexual health matter or you think you have a problem you would like to discuss, please call the surgery to make an appointment.

Sexual health services are freely available for everyone.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Family Planning Association: Sexual Health Advice

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Sexual Health Topics - The NHS