Any young person can see one of our doctors even if they are not your usual GP. Just say you want an 'It's Confidential' appointment. You can choose your doctor or nurse. Our nurses and doctors are trained to listen and talk about those things that are hard to ask about - sex, drugs and mental health. It'll all be kept confidential - your parents, teachers and friends will not be told by us.
Our PRACTICE NURSES are fully trained and highly qualified in primary health care. They can provide advice on most health issues including contraception (and the 'morning after pill') and can do things like pregnancy tests and sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests.
DOCTORS can also help with:
- mental health problems including stress, relationship problems and other emotional stuff
- concerns about weight loss or gain
- drugs and alcohol
- sports injuries
- skin problems such as acne
- unwanted pregnancy
- referrals to counsellors
- quit smoking programmes
Some consultations may be free. There is special funding and some free consulations for young people aged 6-18 years for conditions such as eczema, epilepsy, arthritis, cystic fibrosis and others, if your doctor thinks you will benefit from extra contact with the general practice team.