Young People

Young Person’s Clinic

The Young Persons Clinics run on a Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm and Fridays between 4pm and 5pm.  These are drop in so no appointment needed, however during COVID-19, please telephone us on 01736 330909 and ask for the Young Person's Clinic and our Nurse will telephone you back, and arrange to see you if neccesary.

The clinic is run by Nurse Karen Morris and offers confidential, friendly advice on any health worries, including contraception and sexual health.

Free condoms and chlamydia screening are available.

You don’t have to be registered with us to come to our Young Person’s Clinic

If you would prefer to contact us online, please email Karen at kccg.rosmellynpenzanceitk@nhs.net and she will be able to reply with the relevant advice.

 

Sexual Health

We offer advice and testing for sexual health problems, including HIV.  Chlamydia screening (for patients without any symptoms) is available to anyone under 25 years old.  If you have a more complex problem you may need to be seen at the Genito-Urinary Clinic (GUM clinic), telephone 01872 255044 or see below for clinic times.  Dr Rowe has worked in West Cornwall Hospital GUM clinic and has a special interest in this area.

GUM Drop-in clinic times (no appointment needed):

  • West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance: Thursday 2-4pm
  • Treliske Hospital, Truro: Monday 9.30am -11.30am,  Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am, Friday 9.30am - 11.30am

 

Useful Links and Contacts:

Sexwise Free call 0800 282 930 (textphone: 0800 328 651)

Now known as YPSH, this site has all the info you need on sexual health and development, clinics, STIs, contraception, emergency contraception, tricky questions answered, and a free to call helpline.

SHARE Free call 0800 181 033

Share provides an independent and confidential information, advice and support service for young people aged 13 – 25 years old

Get Connected: Free call on 080 808 4994 or text on 80849

Free support and advice for young people under 25 who don’t know where to turn.

SavvyKernow

Confidential advice, support and information for 13-19 year olds

Sex and young people

An NHS choices web site which has a wide range of useful information and further links and advice

 

Gender Identity

The Youth Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Trans and Questioning young people have workshops for young transgender people or people with gender identity issues and their families and carers on the first Saturday every month.