ALL patients requesting IUS/IUD (even if they have had an IUS/IUD previously or currently) are asked to look at the LOTHIAN SEXUAL HEALTH website to watch a short video about the procedure, complete the self assessment checklist and bring it along to your appointment. Please click here http://www.lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk
Free, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental sexual health drop-ins in Dalkeith, Penicuik, Bonnyrigg and Newtongrange for young people (aged 12 to 21).
MYPAS can provide relationship advice, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing and treatment, C card and free condoms.
Croft Street Cente, 18 Croft Street, Dalkeith (opposite Morrisons Supermarket)
Lasswade Community High School, Conference Room, 1st Floor of Community Wing, Bonnyrigg (includes C:Card)
Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place, Newtongrange (includes C:Card)
A friendly drop in clinic for 13 to 18 year olds at Chalmers Centre, 2A Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES
Friday mornings - simply turn up at 9am on a Friday for their walk in clinic which includes providing contraception, STI testing
On the day HIV testing is available at 3 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh. Call 0131 5581425. They also offer Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing although results take longer than one day.
*COVID-19 - you can't enter the practice to pick up condoms but if you urgently require contraception call us*
A c:card is a plastic card which is yours to keep and use to collect free condoms and other safer sex products on the c:card range. You can drop in to a centre or order online at www.ccard.org.uk/free-condoms-by-post/ and they will post condoms and lube to you.
This free service is managed by NHS Lothian and facilitated by partner agencies in a variety of settings - schools, colleges, universities, youth agencies, health settings, and many other places. So it should be easy to find a point that’s close to you. The first step is to go along to a c:card point to register and get your c:card.
You don't need to give your name or address to register for your c:card. All you will be asked for is your date of birth and the first part of your post code.
Once you are registered, you will be given a c:card card with your own personal number on it - this is your c:card to keep and use again. Once you are registered and have your card it couldn’t be simpler. Just turn up at any c:card point , show your card and collect your condoms for free!
When you get to your nearest c:card point you will be seen by a trained worker who is committed to providing a high quality service which is friendly, welcoming and easy to use. We realise that some people find it difficult, awkward or embarrassing to access sexual health services. That’s why all c:card workers will provide you with an open, welcoming service that treats you with respect.
c:card is open for everyone in Edinburgh and the Lothians who are aged 13 or older. There are no upper age limits – no one’s too old to use a c:card.
c:card is a non judgemental service which responds positively to clients sexual health needs. We are an inclusive service which is open to all people - straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. All clients will be treated fairly and respectfully no matter what their gender, sexuality, ethnic origin, age etc.
Any information you give to a c:card worker will remain private and confidential unless the c:card worker believes that a young person under the age of 16 years of age is or has been at risk of harm.
c:card direct - 16+
If you are age 16 or older, you can go to any c:card point - c:card direct or c:card plus.
Some c:card plus points that are based within youth agencies may have an upper age limit, but as a service c:card doesn’t have any upper age limit. If in doubt check out the information on 'find a c:card point' page.