Buckinghamshire Sexual Health and Wellbeing (bSHaW) offers a free, confidential service to meet the sexual health needs of all.
It can help people with a range of issues and concerns, including contraception and the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
The bSHaW service is completely confidential, with friendly and sensitive staff who understand that people using it may be anxious or nervous.
More details can be found at the bSHaW website, www.sexualhealthbucks.nhs.uk, which has details of clinic locations and times, including pre-booked appointments and walk-in-and-wait sessions.
The service can be accessed via the telephone number below:
0300 303 2880
The telephone number operates at these times.
Mon: 8.15am – 7.30pm
Tues: 8.15am – 7.30pm
Weds: 8.15am – 7.30pm
Thurs: 8.15am – 7.30pm
Fri: 8.15am – 3.30pm
Sat: 9.45am – 11.30am
Please call to book an appointment at a clinic near you.
Chlamydia screening and Emergency Hormonal Contraceptive pill (EHC) are available seven days a week at pharmacies across Bucks – the bSHaW website has details of these too.
There are also special clinics dedicated to treating young people under 25 years, with a new programme called Young and Free to encourage all young people who are sexually active to get tested for chlamydia every year and/or at every change of sexual partner.
Young people are able to order an online test kit if they would prefer not to attend a clinic. They can also get free condoms at a list of registered outreach sites as part of the C-Card Condom scheme.
The bSHaW service has been commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council and is provided by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity; working together to offer all Buckinghamshire residents easy access to free and confidential local sexual health services.