JUST ASK about sexual health in pharmacy

Many pharmacies in Hampshire now provide the following sexual health services:

  • The provision of free condoms (using the GET IT ON C card) for 13-25 year olds
  • Free chlamydia testing kits to young people 16-24 years old
  • Free Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) service

All pharmacies providing these sexual health services are listed on the district pages on www.getiton.nhs.uk

For information on how to access a GET IT ON C card please visit www.getiton.nhs.uk/free-condoms

Young people have told us that they like using pharmacy for sexual health services because:

  • They can find it difficult to use sexual health services as they are often a bus ride away or are only open once a week.
  • Pharmacies are open longer hours than GP practices and clinics and are also open at the weekend.
  • Young people can be reluctant to use some health services like their GP or local sexual health clinic because they are concerned about confidentiality
  • Young people are able to choose to use pharmacies that are close to where they live, work or socialise.

Condoms and chlamydia testing kits will be given out by pharmacy staff but please remember that the free EHC service is only available when the trained pharmacist is working.  So if you need EHC call the pharmacy first to find out if someone is able to help, we don’t want people to have a wasted journey!

All the participating pharmacies are listed on www.getiton.nhs.uk under each district page.

 If you are a trained GET IT ON condom distributor please remember to issue GET IT ON c cards to young people and let them know about the new sexual health and condom service from local pharmacies. Visit www.getiton.nhs.uk to find the nearest participating pharmacy.

If you need a sexual health clinic in Hampshire, Southampton or Portsmouth please visit www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk or call 0300 300 2016

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