Sexual Health

COVID-19 service update: Service running as normal. All patients will receive a telephone call prior to a booked face-to-face appointment. Online STI testing and contraception offers can be accessed via SH:24.


We provide contraceptive and sexual health services for people of all ages across Dorset.

Our specialist doctors, nurses and healthcare advisors can supply free methods of contraception, as well as confidential advice, information and support covering a wide range of issues. These include:

  • family planning and contraception options
  • pregnancy testing
  • medical terminations
  • smear tests
  • testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV
  • psychosexual support
  • management of pelvic pain, genital problems and other conditions
  • follow-up and testing after sexual assault.

We also offer targeted support for young people, and for women working in the sex industry (through the Dorset Working Women’s Project).

Services are delivered in a number of clinics around the county, and we work in partnership with Dorset County Hospital and the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital.

As long as you are able to attend a clinic, you can contact us directly for an appointment. We also take referrals from GPs, consultants and other health and social care professionals.

More details are available on the Sexual Health Dorset website.

Where to access the service:

Locations

Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Blandford - Blandford Community Hospital)

0300 303 1948
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Tuesday 14:00 - 19:30 (Appointments only)


Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Bournemouth)

0300 303 1948
N/A
Sexual Health Dorset,
66-68 Palmerston Road,
Bournemouth,
BH1 4JT

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours:

Tuesday

9.45 - 12.15

Monday - Friday

15.30 - 18.00

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

18.30 - 20.00

Friday

9.30 - 12.00

Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Bridport - Bridport Medical Centre)

0300 303 1948
N/A
West Road,
West Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5BN

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: from 09:00 to 16:30 by appointments only

Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Christchurch - Wessex Health Network, Ladders (Under 25s))

0300 303 1948
N/A
17 Stour Road,
BH23 1PL

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Open Hours:

Appointments 15:30-18:00,

UNDER 25s ONLY

Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Poole - No.18 (Quay Advice Centre) (Under25s))

0300 303 1948
N/A
18 Hill Street,
BH15 1NR

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Open Hours: UNDER 25s ONLY - ·2:30 – 5:30. Appointments booked one week in advance.

UNDER 25s ONLY - Contraceptive & Sexual Health Services including Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy Testing, Condoms, Chlamydia Screening, Advice & Information

Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Poole - Poole Community Health Clinic)

0300 303 1948
N/A
Shaftesbury Road,
Poole,
BH15 2NT

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Wareham - Wareham Hospital)

0300 303 1948
N/A
Streche Road,
Wareham,
BH20 4QQ

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Thursday 15:30 - 18:00 (appointments only)


Contraceptive & Sexual Health Clinic (Weymouth - Weymouth Community Hospital)

0300 303 1948
N/A
3 Melcombe Avenue,
Weymouth,
DT4 7TB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, with evening clinics until 8pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Early Medical Termination (Bournemouth)

0300 456 2217
N/A
Sexual Health Dorset,
66-68 Palmerston Road,
Bournemouth,
BH1 4JT

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: ·Women may self-refer into the service by contacting a single point of access phone line on: 0300 456 2217.

Psychosexual Medicine (Bournemouth)

0300 303 1948
N/A
Sexual Health Dorset,
66-68 Palmerston Road,
Bournemouth,
BH1 4JT

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This service is by appointment only and requires referral from GP or other healthcare professionals

WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Tuesday 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00, Wednesday 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00, Alternate Friday 08:00-11:00

This service provides a variety of therapeutic approaches to enable clients to overcome sexual problems.

Psychosexual Medicine (Poole - Community Health Clinic)

01202 646913
N/A
Shaftesbury Rd,
Poole,
BH15 2NT

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This service is by appointment only and requires referral from GP or other healthcare professionals.

WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Wednesday from 08:30 to 11:30


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