Information for Young People
We offer a confidential service to all of our patients, including those under 16. This means that (apart from exceptional circumstances) anything you tell us, or advice we give you, will not be discussed with anyone else without your permission. The only reason we may have to consider passing on confidential information would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.
You can discuss any health problem with any doctor. We are also available to discuss:
Contact reception for an appointment.
Help With Health
Spots, weight, sex, bullying, alcohol, relationships, smoking, drugs, periods, contraception, family, exercise, condoms… and anything else!
Our Doctors and Nurses are trained to help you with different types of contraception.
All contraceptives are free.
You do not have to be over 16 to discuss contraception or emergency contraception with a Doctor or Practice Nurse.
Free condoms are available from CHECK OUT at Brookside Clinic & the Healthy Living Centre, Walton Court.
Emergency contraception is sometimes wrongly called the morning-after-pill. This is misleading as it can actually be taken up to 72 hours (3 days) after having unprotected sex. However the sooner it is taken the better!
A coil can be inserted up to 5 days after unprotected sex. So, if you
didn’t use any contraception, or the condom burst, arrange to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Ask the receptionist for an urgent appointment – you do not need to say why!
Think you might be Pregnant?
See a Doctor or Practice Nurse as soon as possible. They will help you to consider your options and offer help and advice whatever you decide to do.
Free emergency contraception is available from this practice. You can also get free emergency contraception from Family Planning Clinics, Sexual health Clinics (GUM) and some Chemists. Look over the page for the nearest places to you.
Someone to Talk to
Suffering from stress, exam problems, worried about your weight, relationships or feeling depressed.
"I Just Need To Talk"
A free confidential counselling service for 13-19 year olds.
New Free Counselling Service for 11-25 year olds
'Time to Talk' counselling service launched. Time to Talk Bucks is a group of three charities working together to offer counselling to young people (11-25 year olds) across the county.
Referrals are now being accepted and the service is welcoming any partners who wish to attend these events to find out more.
Please download the leaflets below for further information:
Free and Confidential Services
CHECK-OUT at Brookside Clinic, Station Way, Aylesbury T.) 0844 225 2407
Advice and information for young people aged under 25 years on all health issues including sexual health, contraception, including emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and referral for termination of pregnancy.
Drop in clinics are held at Brookside Clinic – Please ring them to check times.
Sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25. Contraception and pregnancy testing.
ADDACTION, Advice for under 19 year olds Ring 331933 or go to www.addaction.org.uk
Chlamydia screening for under 25 year olds is available here at Meadowcroft Surgery.
Packs are currently available from reception.
Note: this does not test for all sexually transmitted infections, only Chlamydia. If you are worried about other infections and want a full infection screen, please attend Brookside Clinic (tel. 0844 225 2407).
For more information on sexual health and information visit: www.playingsafely.co.uk
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do-It) 7-13y olds
A programme that uses fun techniques to help children above their ideal weight, and their parents, learn about food and discover fun ways to get fit.
Useful Website Links
5 good reasons for a sexual health check Visit www.begoodinbed.co.uk
HPV vaccination for 17-18 year olds www.nhs.uk/hpv
"There must be nothing worse than to be ill and alone with no real understanding of your situation. Other peoples stories are the way that we cope…"
For more information visit: www.youthhealthtalk.org
For information on local sexual health services in Bucks please visit: www.sexualhealthbucks.nhs.uk/ or call: 0300 303 2880.
c-card-free condoms for under 25's
Free emergency contraceptives from pharmacies for under 19's
Sexually transmitted Infections