Sexual Health

Contraception Choices

There are many methods of contraception available and there’s no perfect method, which it can make it difficult to choose between them.

The Contraception Choices website is designed to help women and couples decide which method of contraception might suit them best. The site provides honest information on the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and tackles concerns directly.

Website: www.contraceptionchoices.org

C-Card Scheme

If you are aged 13 to 24 and living in Norfolk you are entitled to free condoms through the Your C-Card scheme. 

Website: www.c-card.areyougettingit.com

THT Direct (Terrence Higgins Trust)

THT Direct offer a range of services available to anyone who lives in the Norfolk area. They provide outreach in the community for vulnerable young people and adults, and training for practitioners.

Telephone: 01603 226 666

Website: www.tht.org.uk/centres-and-services/norfolk 

Email: norfolksexualhealth@tht.org.uk

Brook

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

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

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

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

iCaSH

iCaSH can offer a wide range of sexual health services including STD testing, contraception, and support and advice.

Telephone: 0300 300 3030

Website: www.icash.nhs.uk

Norfolk LGBT+ Project

To relieve the mental and emotional suffering of people in Norfolk and Waveney who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT+) or in doubt of their sexuality or gender identity by the provision of advice, peer-support and information.

Telephone: 01603 219 299

Website: www.norfolklgbtproject.co.uk 

Email: info@norfolklgbtproject.co.uk

Breckland Alliance Sexual Health Service

Patients living in Norfolk can now take advantage of a service delivered in both
Thetford and Watton which is aimed at making it easier to check if they have any
sexual health worries without having to travel to an out of town sexual health
clinic, or see a doctor or nurse.
The Breckland Alliance Sexual Health Service which is funded by Public Health and
launched in June 2018, is a service for people who do not have any symptoms or
concerns, but who would like to take a sexual health test for peace of mind.
Appointments are provided by Grove Surgery, School Lane Surgery and Watton Medical Practice, taking place Monday to Friday. These appointments are accessible by phoning Grove Surgery (01842 752285), School Lane Surgery (01842 753115) or Watton Medical Practice (01953 881247).
The Breckland STI service is available to anyone over 16 who wishes to test for;
HIV, syphillis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
Patients who request the service will be invited to a specialist clinic and given a
pack with instructions to test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Blood tests for HIV
and syphilis are also carried out at this time.
Patients will have an appointment with a trained healthcare assistant, who will
explain the tests and how results are received and assist with blood samples. The
patient will then be shown to a bathroom where they are asked to provide a swab
and/or urine sample.
Negative results are usually sent to patients via text message within 7-10 days,
and the text message will explain that all results are negative – meaning that no
infection has been found.
Patients with a reactive result will need to be seen for further screening at the
Norwich iCash service. This will be explained by the Healthcare professional.

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

Website: www.fpa.org.uk