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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 Cornwall can be found below. For more detailed information, please visit the Brook Cornwall website.

Quick access: help and information

Online services

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

Find out more about how to access Brook Cornwall’s online services.

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.

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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:


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.

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. 

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.

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.

Visiting a clinic

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.

Please call 0300 30 30 714 to arrange an appointment.

At Brook Cornwall’s clinics 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 for people aged 24 and under.

Young people’s services

Brook Pool

Address: 60 Station Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QG

Opening times:
Monday – Tuesday, 9am-5pm
Wednesday, 9am-5pm (all ages)
Friday, 9am-5pm (all ages)

Brook Newquay

Address: The Bungalow, Newquay Hospital, St Thomas’s Road, Newquay, TR7 1RS

Opening times:
Wednesday, 3.30-6pm

Brook Launceston

Address: Launceston Minor Injury Unit, Longlands Unit, Launceston,  PL15 9JD

Opening times:
Currently closed

Brook Torpoint

Address: Torpoint Children’s Centre,  Torpoint Community College, Trevol Road, Torpoint PL11 2NH

Opening times:
Currently closed

Brook St Ives

Address: Community clinic rooms, The Stennack Surgery, St Ives, TR26 1RU

Opening times:
Currently closed

Brook Bude

Address: The Haven, Budehaven School, Valley Road, Bude EX23 8DQ

Opening times:
Thursday, 12.45-3.45pm

Contact: Lizzie Brook (Haven Manager), 01288 350864

When running, this service is only for Budehaven School pupils. This service is term-time and by appointment only. 

Brook Helston

Address: Helston Community College, Church Hill, Helston TR13 8NR

Opening times:
Currently closed

When running, this service is only for Helston Community School pupils.

All age services

Brook@Bodmin Health Centre

Address: Dennison Road, Bodmin PL31 2LB

Opening times:
Currently closed

Brook@Bodmin Hospital

Address: Boundary Road, Bodmin PL31 2QT

Opening times:
Wednesday, 9am-5pm

Brook@Brook Pool

Address: 60 Station Road, Pool, Redruth TR15 3QG

Opening times:
Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5pm

Brook@Falmouth Health Centre

Address: Trevaylor Road, Falmouth TR11 2LH

Opening times:
Thursday, 1-7pm

Brook@Launceston Community Hospital

Address: Link Road, Launceston PL15 9JD

Opening times:
Monday, 1-5pm

This service is only available on the 3rd Monday of every month. Please call to confirm opening times.

Brook@Liskeard Community Hospital

Address: Clemo Road, Liskeard PL14 3XD

Opening times:
Thursday, 12.30-6.30pm

This service is only available on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Thursday of every month. Please call to confirm opening times.

Brook@Newquay Hospital GU

Address: St Thomas’ Rd, Newquay TR7 1RQ

Opening times:
Tuesday, 9am-5pm

Brook@St Austell Health Park

Address: Wheal Northey, 1 Wheal Northey, St Austell PL25 3EF

Opening times:
Monday, 9am-5pm

Brook@St Clare Medical Centre

Address: St. Clare Street, Penzance TR18 3DX

Opening times:
Currently closed

Brook@Stratton Hospital

Address: Hospital Rd, Stratton, Bude EX23 9BR

Opening times:
Monday, 9am-4pm

Tuesday, 9am-4pm

This service is only available on the 2nd Monday and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please call to confirm opening times.

Brook@Penhaligon House

This service will open on 1 June 2021

Address: Penhaligon House, Green Street, Truro TR1 2LH

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Accessibility at Brook Cornwall

Our clinics have wheelchair access and interpretation services. Please call us on 0300 30 30 714 for more information.

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