Our sexual health service is a free and confidential service open to everyone.
- Contraceptive advice and services including pills, implants and coils
- Checking for infections
- Emergency contraception
- HIV testing
- Cervical smears
- Pregnancy tests
- Pregnancy decision-making/options
- Psychosexual therapy
- Telephone support and advice
- Free condoms
- C-Card scheme
- Screening for Chlamydia
- Outreach team
- Teenage pregnancy support team
- Training, education and health promotion
All our services are free and confidential and are open to everyone.
Contacting the service
We offer a choice of an appointment, reserve a slot or queue and wait service across North Tyneside and Northumberland as well as outreach sessions in a variety of venues including schools, youth clubs and community centres. The majority of services are provided from two main centres, listed below. Please give the centre a call to check if the service you need is available when you require it.
For North Tyneside:
One to One Centre
Tel: 0191 297 0441
We are a confidential service: "Here to listen, not to tell"
You can book a slot on the day, or day before, you want to be seen, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 7.30pm, and Saturday 9.30am - 1.30pm (Limited Service - queue and wait only, and closed bank holiday weekends). The last appointment will be 45 minutes before the advertised closing time. At very busy times your level of need will be assessed by a practitioner and you may be advised to return. For information please contact us on 0191 297 0441.
This service is very busy and these slots will be matched to the resources available on the day and therefore are limited. You can telephone or walk in to discuss the availability. If you choose to walk in to book your slot you can choose to wait in the department or return at your allocated time. You will need to attend 10 minutes prior to your allocated time to complete a registration form. (You can download and complete the registration form in advance and bring it with you to save time.) There may be some appointments/slots available on-line.
You can find out further information about the services available in North Tyneside by clicking here - North Tyneside.
We would appreciate it if you could cancel your slot if you are unable to attend as there is a high demand for this service.
Please note - the One to One Centre will be closed on Saturday 27 August and Monday 29 August 2016. The service will reopen at 2pm on Tuesday 30 August.
To Park Lane (two minute walk from the One to One Centre) - 51, 53, 54, 59
To New York Road (five minute walk from the One to One Centre) - 80, 309
Shiremoor Metro station is a five minute walk from the One to One Centre.
Gas House Lane
Tel: 01670 51 51 51
Appointments/slots are available across the county Monday to Friday 8.30am - 7.30pm (exact time depends on location) and on Saturdays between 10am - 2pm at Blyth Community Hospital (Limited service - queue and wait only, and closed bank holiday weekends). To find out more about clinics in your area please call the central appointment booking line on 01670 515151.
When you first arrive, you will be asked to complete a registration form. You can download and complete the registration form in advance and bring it with you to save time.
You can also find out more by watching the following video - Northumberland sexual health services
Please note the clinics will be closed on Saturday 27 August and Monday 29 August 2016. The service will reopen at 1pm on Tuesday 30 August.
By road: Morpeth Clinic is situated off the A1, close to Morpeth town centre along from the Morpeth Library. It is located on the corner of Gas House Lane. There is limited parking including disabled parking at the front of the building. Alternatively there is additional free parking on the surrounding roads as well as nearby pay and display parking at the entrance to Gas House Lane.
By bus: For up to date bus information please use Travelline service
By rail: Check The Trainline for timetables of all services from nearby Morpeth railway station.
We also offer:
The C-Card scheme is a totally free service offering free condoms and sexual health information to all young people at venues across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle.
How does it work?
Registration involves having a chat with a C-Card trained worker who will talk to you about how the scheme works, assess if it is appropriate for you and talk you through a condom demonstration. They’ll also chat to you about safer sex, emergency contraception, drug and alcohol use, legal issues, confidentiality, and anything else you might want to discuss. You will then be given your C-Card.
Once you have your C-Card you can use it at any distribution point to pick up free condoms. Telephone the service for further information of other outlets.
For C-Card outlets in North Tyneside please click here.
For C-Card outlets in Northumberland please click here.
Free emergency contraception
If you have had unprotected sex, or a condom has split, there is a chance that you could be pregnant. Emergency contraception can prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Some pills if taken within 72 hours will have good effect; there are others that could be given later than 72 hours, it will depend where you are within your menstrual cycle. There could also be an option of having a coil fitted. We would recommend that you telephone for advice or call in.
Free oral emergency contraception is also available from pharmacies across Northumberland and North Tyneside so please go to your local pharmacy. This is advertised as Plan B.
If you are undecided about whether to continue with your pregnancy, or if you have decided to terminate your pregnancy it is important that you take an opportunity to talk through your decision without pressure from anyone. A practitioner will give you this opportunity to help you weigh up your options and see things more objectively. If booking a termination you will be offered two appointments, one to talk this through to support you in your option and to give you further information. The gynaecology department would like you to be certain of your decision before attending for the procedure.
The chlamydia screening programme operates across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear and is run by a team of specially trained staff. Tests are available to all young people aged 16- 24.
The tests are simple and you can take it yourself using a urine sample or a swab. If your test is positive, that means you probably have chlamydia. A health advisor will arrange to give you antibiotics.
To request your free confidential Chlamydia testing kit if you live in North Tyneside or Northumberland please telephone 0191 297 9859 or email [email protected] and leave your name, address and contact number and a pack will be sent to you.
For further information or to speak to a health advisor, please contact:
- North Tyneside: 0191 259 2519
- Northumberland: 0167 050 0252
Teenage pregnancy support works with young parents and parents-to-be throughout North Tyneside. The services the team offers include:
- Support both before and after the baby is born (antenatal and post natal support)
- Housing advice
- Education and training choices
How can I access the service?
Any young person under the age of 20 can contact the service directly to access help and support. The teenage pregnancy support team can be contacted on: Tel 0191 219 6761 (North Tyneside Young Parent Midwife) and Tel 01670 819 049 Email [email protected] (Northumberland).
- Sex: worth talking about
- NHS Choices: sexual health information
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- NHS Choices: chlamydia information
- NHS Choices: sex and young people
- NHS Choices: talking about sex
- NHS Choices: sexually transmitted infections (STI) information
- Free HIV testing