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Brook Cornwall

Free, confidential sexual health services for people of all ages living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Access contraception and emergency contraception, STI testing and treatment, advice and more.

Brook Cornwall operates a free and confidential service for people of all ages in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, offering STI testing and treatment, contraception (including long-acting and emergency), pregnancy testing, and specialist young people’s services.

An overview of services available at Brook Blackburn can be found below. For more detailed information, please visit the individual location listings or the dedicated Brook Cornwall website.

Quick access: help and information

Online STI testing

You can order an STI test online from Brook Cornwall. You can also have online testing and treatment for genital warts and herpes.

Find out more about how to access STI testing.

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Order contraception

You can order repeat contraception and emergency contraception online from Brook Cornwall.

Find out more about how to order contraception online.

Free condoms

The C-Card scheme lets you access free condoms, internal condoms (femidoms) and lube from a number of outlets, and also by post. It is free for anyone aged 13-25 living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Find out more about how to get free condoms.

Get in touch

If you think you need an appointment, or want to talk to someone, you can call us on  0300 30 30 714. Our friendly staff are here to help you with whatever is going on.

Service locations and information

Brook at Bodmin Hospital

Service in Bodmin for people of all ages

Brook at Budehaven School

Service in Bude for Budehaven School pupils

Brook at Falmouth Health Centre

Service in Falmouth for people of all ages

Brook at Helston Community College

Service in Helston for Helston Community College pupils

Brook at Launceston Community Hospital

Service in Launceston for people of all ages

Brook at Liskeard Community Hospital

Service in Liskeard for people of all ages

Brook Newquay

Service in Newquay for people aged 24 and under

Brook at Newquay Hospital GU

Service in Newquay for people of all ages

Brook at Penhaligon House

Service in Truro for people of all ages

Brook Pool

Service in Pool for people of all ages

Brook at St Austell Health Park

Service in St Austell for people of all ages

Brook at St Clare Medical Centre

Service in Penzance for people of all ages

Brook at Stratton Hospital

Service in Stratton for people of all ages

NHS and other services

View NHS and other services in Cornwall

How can Brook Cornwall help me?

At Brook Cornwall, we’re here to help you with all aspects of your sexual health and wellbeing.

Whatever is going on, our friendly team will support you with whatever you need, even if you’re not sure exactly what that is yet. All of our services are free and confidential. We offer:


Visiting a clinic

Brook Cornwall provides free and confidential sexual health services for people of all ages.

View information about opening times and how to get in touch.

COVID-19 update

Brook Cornwall services are running for people of all ages.

To keep everyone safe, we are currently appointment-only at most of our services and not able to offer walk-ins. Some of our services are closed until further notice.


Online services

Brook Cornwall offers various online services in partnership with SH:24. For in person services, contact your local Brook Cornwall clinic to make an appointment.

Home STI test kits

Brook Cornwall offers free screening for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV, and provides free treatment for people of all ages.

Residents aged 16 or over in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can also now order a free postal STI test from SH:24, which can test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.

Brook recommends testing two weeks after unprotected sex (sex without a condom) to ensure an accurate result. For HIV testing, you need to wait 6 weeks to take a test in order to get the most accurate result.

These postal test kits are for people who have no symptoms (are asymptomatic). If you have any symptoms, please contact Brook Cornwall on 0300 30 30 714 or see if you can book an appointment online to speak to one of the team.

If you are diagnosed with an STI, Brook Cornwall will contact you to arrange free treatment.

Testing and treatment for genital warts and herpes

If you think you might have genital warts or genital herpes, we can offer online diagnosis and treatment by post, without you needing to visit a clinic. The service is provided by SH:24, and uses photo diagnosis.

Repeat contraception and emergency contraception

If you are aged 16 or over and live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, you can order the pill online from SH:24 for free and receive it directly to your home or another location of your choice. 

If you are aged 16 or over and live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, you can order the emergency hormonal contraception (the “morning after pill”) online from SH:24 and receive it directly to your home or another location of your choice. 

If you are under 16, want to discuss your options for emergency contraception or think the IUD is your best option, please contact Brook Cornwall as soon as possible on 0300 30 30 714.


Free condoms

The C-Card scheme lets you access free condoms, internal condoms (femidoms) and lube from a number of outlets, as well as by post. It is free for anyone aged 13-25 living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

To be able to use the C-Card service, you will first need to register for a C-Card.

Anyone aged 13-25 can register for the C-Card scheme, either at your local participating outlet or by phone consultation (if you want to register for the free postal service). If you are 16 or over, you can also register online.

Education and Outreach

The Brook Cornwall Education Wellbeing Team is responsible for relationship and sex education to young people, training of professionals and 1:1 targeted support.

Find out more about education and outreach here.

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