Are you under 20?

Are you under 20?

Services available for young people

Services for young people in Brighton & Hove

Our Sexual Health & Contraception Service (SHAC) offers a range of contraception and sexual health services for young people.

Our services are free and confidential, even if you are under 16. This means that we won’t tell anyone that you have visited our service unless you or someone else is at risk of harm. If you are worried about confidentiality then you can contact us and ask someone to explain the policy to you.

When you attend clinic, you’ll be seen individually.

Please remember to wear a face mask when attending any of our clinics. Please do NOT attend our clinics if you or someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19 / is awaiting a COVID-19 test result.

How to book an appointment

You can attend our walk-in clinic on Wednesday afternoon (1.30pm to 6pm) at SHAC Central or call us on 01273 523 388 for an appointment at SHAC East. For an appointment at SHAC West (Mon– Fri, 3pm to 5.45pm) text 07770813972 and a member of staff will reply as soon as possible.

COVID-19 restrictions mean we are not able to offer a walk-in and wait service. We will offer a limited number of on-the-day appointments. This means we will try and make sure you are seen the same day however there may be occasions, especially later in the working day, where this is not possible. If your clinical need is urgent or you are under 20, we aim to prioritise your care. On the day appointments are offered on a first come, first served basis. You may be given a time slot and asked to return to the clinic at that time. We are closed between 1pm and 2pm.

Phone line opening times:

Monday 9.15am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 9.15am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9.15am to 4.30pm
Friday 9.15am to 4.30pm

Sexual health facts

  • Come for testing even if you have no symptoms – 80% of people with an STI have no symptoms
  • STIs can be easily treated with medication
  • Regular testing can prevent long term complications such as infertility
  • Brighton & Hove has one of the highest rates of STIs in the country. Don’t be a statistic – testing is easy, painless and free!