Welcome to the new, free sexual health and contraception service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, provided by Brook.

We offer a wide range of confidential services including STI testing, treatment, contraception (including long-acting and emergency), pregnancy testing, and specialist young people’s services.

We also offer postal STI testing and treatment through our digital partner, SH:24.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update 14/01/2021

Our services are still running.

To keep everyone safe, we are currently appointment-only at most Brook services and are not able to offer walk-ins. Other services that appear in the Service Finder results may have different arrangements and we advise you to contact them before attending.

Call us on 0300 30 30 714 to discuss your requirements.

We are also limiting the number of people in our clinics at any one time and request that you attend your appointment alone. If you need to bring someone with you, please call us first.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection or have reason to believe you may have come into contact with coronavirus, please DO NOT come in to a clinic but follow the latest government guidance.


If you are visiting Cornwall, in addition to the above, please make sure you follow the latest government guidance about travel and familiarise yourself with Cornwall-specific guidance for COVID-19 available on the Cornwall Council website.

Quick access to help and information

I've had unprotected sex

Unprotected sex refers to any form of sexual contact where a barrier method of contraception (such as a condom or female/internal condom) has not been used.

This includes:

  • Vaginal sex (penis-in-vagina sex)
  • Oral sex
  • Anal sex
  • Fingering or hand jobs

If you have had unprotected sex, or your barrier method of contraception has failed, you may be at risk of STIs. Remember - not all STIs have symptoms.

Find out more about STIs and how to get tested

You may also be thinking about unplanned pregnancy. If you think you need emergency contraception or think you might be pregnant, we can help.

Find out more about emergency contraception and unplanned pregnancy

I'm worried I have an STI

Don’t panic, most infections are easily treated and getting tested is free and confidential.

If you are showing symptoms of an STI, you should visit a sexual health service as soon as possible so we can provide you with a test and treatment.

If you don’t have any symptoms but have had unprotected sex, don’t wait and hope for the best, have an STI test as soon as you can – it’s the only way you can be sure.

Test at home

If you are 16 or over, you can get a free STI test kit sent to your home. Tests arrive the next working day in a plain envelope and include clear instructions to help you take your own samples.

Come to a sexual health service

  • If you are under 25, you can visit any of our services but we do run dedicated young people’s services. All services offer free, confidential and non-judgemental testing, support and treatment.
  • If you are 25 or over, you can visit one of our all-age services.

Find out more about STIs

I think I'm pregnant

If you’ve had unprotected sex (sex without a condom) or your method failed (missed pill or a split condom) you may be able to prevent pregnancy by using emergency contraception within the first five days.

The sooner you access emergency contraception, the more effective it will be. You should also consider the risk of STIs.

If you are pregnant and it is not planned, we can support you with whatever you need. We are here to listen, answer any questions and give you lots of information and support to help with a decision that feels right for you.

Find out more about emergency contraception and unplanned pregnancy

Where can I get contraception?

Contraception is available FREE for all ages from our sexual health and contraception services.

You can also get some types of contraception from GP surgeries. Our find a service tool can help you find what's available where.

Find out more about contraception

Where can I get the pill?

Oral contraception or 'the pill' is taken daily to prevent pregnancy. There are two types: the progestogen only pill (POP) and the combined pill (COC) - both contain hormones.

Oral contraception is free on the NHS and from any of our sexual health and contraception services.

If you are 18 or over, you may also be able to order the pill online from SH:24 and receive it directly to your home. This service is free. SH:24 provide the same oral contraception as sexual health services, GPs and pharmacies and their clinicians are on hand to carryout your initial consultation.

Once an SH:24 clinician has approved your prescription, they will post your contraception out the same day (if you order before 2pm), or the next working day (if you order after 2pm). They will send it in discreet packaging by 1st class Royal Mail. You will not have to be in or sign for the package - it will fit through your letter box.

Can I get free condoms?

You can get free condoms and lube from any sexual health service in Cornwall without needing an appointment.

Cornwall also offers a Condom Distribution Scheme for under 25s. This means you can be shown how to use a condom and after that, you will be provided with a CCard which allows you to collect free condoms from a range of places across Cornwall.

Whatever your age, gender or sexuality, we’re here to help you with your contraception needs.

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