Sexual Health

We provide comprehensive and confidential sexual health and contraceptive services. You can get advice and prescriptions for contraception in a routine appointment with any practice nurse. We offer an enhanced contraceptive service including fitting contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices. This is available to anyone, including patients who are registered at another GP practice. If you are considering a coil or implant: a pre-fit counselling appointment is always needed to discuss the method and procedure.

All contraception is available free of charge.


Students can access free condoms, sexual health resources and pregnancy tests on campus. Contraception and pregnancy : University of Sussex.

Free condoms are also available through the C-card scheme or through the practice: C-Card Scheme for Free Condoms |Brighton & Hove Sexual Health and Contraception Service.


Free pregnancy tests are available for students through the Student Centre.

You can also be tested at a Sexual Health Clinic.

Cervical Smears

Anyone aged 25 to 64 with a cervix is eligible for cervical screening.

All women aged between 25 and 64 are invited for cervical screening.

Women aged between 25 and 49 are invited for testing every three years, and women aged between 50 and 64 are invited every five years.

Cervical screening helps prevent cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer.

The practice offers appointments for cervical smears. Please book a nurse appointment.

If you trans male or non-binary and still have a uterus, you should also attend for screening, even if you do not receive an invitation letter.

For more information on cervical screening:

Home STI testing service

  • A kit can be posted to you to check for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.
  • If you are under the age of 25 years old, you can also collect a self-test kit for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea from our reception lobby. Students can also collect these from The Student Centre.

Brighton Sexual Health

Brighton and Hove sexual health and contraception service (SHAC) is a free and confidential specialist service open to everyone regardless of age and sexuality. They offer a mix of appointments and a ‘walk-in and wait’ service at 3 sites across the city.

Telephone: 01273 523388


Terence Higgins Trust

Terence Higgins Trust offer HIV and sexual health services in Brighton and Hove and West Sussex.

Telephone: 01273 764200



Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240


Contraceptive Choices

Our nurses can discuss your contraceptive options. We offer:

  • Contraceptive Implants – insertion and removal
  • Intra uterine contraceptive devices – Copper and Mirena / Kyleena coils
  • Contraceptive injection – Depo Provera / Sayana Press
  • Oral Contraception – combined and Progesterone only pills
  • Contraceptive rings and patches
  • Condoms

These websites can help you choose:


Renewing Your Current Contraceptive Prescription

You may already be taking contraception. If you need a repeat prescription, please book an appointment with a nurse for this to be reviewed. Or you can complete the form here: Contraceptive Pill Review Form.

If you are using a combined hormonal contraceptive, we need to check your blood pressure, height and weight at least every year.

Emergency Contraception

If you need emergency contraception, you should be seen as soon as possible. Emergency contraception is either an emergency pill or a copper intrauterine device (IUD, coil). We can provide both at an appointment.

There are other options; attending a local pharmacy, Brighton Station Health Centre or one of the Sexual Health clinics.  Please find up to date information here about how to get emergency contraception in Brighton and Hove:

More information about emergency contraceptive options here:

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you would like to discuss your options, please book a nurse or GP appointment.

If you wish to seek a termination of pregnancy, you can self-refer to the local clinic or call their advice line 0345 300 8090. There are more treatment options if you are within the first 9 weeks of pregnancy so it is best not to delay if you are considering this.

There is some useful information here about your options:

Screening for sexually transmitted infections

We can test and arrange treatment for a range of conditions. Or you can attend the Brighton Sexual Health and Contraceptive Service or the walk-in service at Brighton Station Health Centre

Different Ways to Take the Combined Pill

Different Ways to Take the Combined Pill

Practice Plus

Brighton Station Sexual Health Clinic offer a discreet and confidential sexual health clinic every day between the hours of 08:00-19:00, with bookable and walk-in appointments. Walk-in appointments are available between 09:00-11:40 and again from 14:30-18:30.

Telephone: 0333 3210946



Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.


Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-20:00.

Telephone: 0300 1237123