There is a range of young people’s sexual health services in Bexley. They are free and confidential. Some services, for example contraception and sexual health screening, are based in GPs or in a Contraception and sexual health clinic (CASH). Young People do not have to be registered with a GP or a sexual health clinic to access contraception or sexual health services in Bexley. The CASH service is specifically for young people under 25. It is a walk-in service open from 1pm -7pm every Wednesday.
It is recommended that young people under age 25 get tested for chlamydia every year or when they change their sexual partner. Young people can get Chlamydia Screening Kits in community pharmacies, youth settings including schools and colleges and GP Practices. Young people can also order chlamydia tests online. Online screening for other sexually transmitted infections (STI) including HIV is available to Bexley residents age 18 plus.
The Pan London Come Correct C-Card scheme is for young people age 15-25. Young people can register to become a member of the scheme and can get free condoms at participating venues in Bexley and most London boroughs.
In Bexley young people age 16 and over can register for a c-card online. Young people under 16 can register at participating venues throughout Bexley.
Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) is available free to young girls/women age 25 and under. EHC can be obtained from Pharmacy, GP and CASH services.
Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25 can obtain support through a range of structured community groups.
Information about sexual health, relationships, contraception and the location of all sexual health services is available at bexleysexualhealth.org