Worried about sexual health?
You can call us to discuss any concerns you have about your sexual health after being raped or sexually assaulted.
It is important to have a check-up just to make sure – most STIs are easily treated with medicine. If you come to The Bridge for a forensic medical examination, a specialist nurse or doctor will talk to you and offer you medicine if that is relevant.
We can also arrange for you to have a sexual health check-up at your local sexual health clinic or with your GP. Whichever feels more comfortable for you.
If you are worried about the risk of HIV it is important to talk to someone about it. The rate of HIV is the South West of England is very low.
Find a service near me
The NHS choices website gives information on local health centres and GP surgeries in your area.
Visit www.nhs.uk/service-search and when a new tab appears, enter ‘sexual health services’ into the search bar, along with a postcode, to find a service near you.
Young people’s services
Brook has services across the UK offering free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people under 25. Appointments are not usually necessary at Brook services, as they work on a ‘drop in’ basis.
Visit www.brook.org.uk/find-a-service and when a new tab appears, enter your postcode or town name and click search.