All of our clinics offer booked appointments and some clinics also have sit and wait sessions when you can turn up during selected times and wait to be seen.
It's always best to book an appointment if you can - its the quickest and most convenient way of knowing you'll be seen on time by the right person.
Sit and wait sessions can be very busy, especially on a Monday and Friday, so you need to be prepared to wait patiently if you attend one of these sessions. Waiting times may be anything from a few minutes to several hours during busy periods. When you book in, receptionists should be able to let you know how many people are waiting to be seen before you, so you have an idea of where you are in the queue.
In Exeter our sit and wait sessions are:
Monday - Friday 9.30am-3.30pm, where you can attend for any sexual health or contraception need.
On Saturdays, the Contraception service offers a 'sit and wait' session from 10am-1pm, where you can attend for emergency contraception ('morning after pill'), to discuss contraception or to collect supplies of your usual method (e.g. more pills), and for unplanned pregnancy testing and advice.
We do not offer walk-in sexual health testing or treatments on Saturday mornings.
Drop in 'sit and wait' sessions can get very busy and the wait may be long, so its usually best to book an appointment if your need is not urgent.
In Barnstaple there are young people's clinics (25yrs and under) Monday and Thursday 3.30-5.30pm
In Bideford hospital there is a young people's walk-in clinic for Contraception Tuesdays 3.30-5pm.
To book an appointment or to hear details of the sit and wait sessions offered at clinics in Exeter, Exmouth, Tiverton and Okehampton call 01392 284982 / 284983.
To book an appointment or to hear details about clinics in Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Bideford, Holsworthy or Torrington call 01271 341562.
Our clinics can be very busy, in order to avoid unnecessary delays please arrive promptly for your appointment.