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St Helens C-Card

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The C-card scheme enables young people aged between 13 and 25 years to access free condoms from a variety of venues across St Helens  in a confidential manner from trained staff, so you do not need to feel embarrassed. You can also access Chlamydia Screening and Pregnancy Testing in a number of these venues. The scheme is there to help raise awareness on how you can protect yourself from a sexually transmitted infection or an unintended pregnancy. It encourages young people to take responsibility for their sexual health, if they are being sexually active.


How do I get a C-card?

  • You can register at different venues and for your first consultation
  • You will be asked to see if you know the legal age of consent,
  • If 13-16 you will be checked to see you meet the Fraser Guidelines
  • If you are under 18, you will also be asked questions as part of a pro forma, to ensure that you are safe

The scheme will be explained to you, and:

  • You will be shown a condom demonstration
  • You will be offered a Chlamydia screening in certain venues
  • You will be offered a pregnancy test in certain venues
  • You will be asked for your name, address, mobile number and date of birth. If under 18, you will be asked other questions about relationships and sexual health. We will never send anything to you and will only contact you with results if you complete a Chlamydia screen
  • You will be made aware of emergency contraception
  • You have 8 times to get condoms then you will have to get a new card 

You can register and pick up condoms at the following venues:

  • Four Acre Health Centre, Burnage Avenue, Clock Face, WA9 4QB
  • Newton Hospital, Bradlegh Road, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 8RB
  • TAZ Clinic, 1st Floor Clinic Suite, Millennium Centre, Corporation Street , WA10 1DH
  •  Woodside Healthcare CentreWoodside Road, Haydock, WA11 0NA
  • Ravenhead Foyer, Harris Gardens, Sherdley Road, St Helens, WA9 5DL
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 11 Junction Lane, Sutton Oak, St Helens , WA9 3JN
  • Taylors Pharmacy, West End Road, St Helens, WA11 0AN
  •  St Helens Youth Service, Atlas House, 2 Corporation Street, St Helens, WA9 1LD

You can pick up condoms from:

  • Boggianos Pharmacy , Walmesley Road, St Helens, WA10 1JF
  • Fingerpost Pharmacy, Higher Parr Street, St Helens, WA9 1AF 



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