Looking after your sexual health is very important. While you can attend our practice for services such as contraception (we offer a C Card service for over 16s with free condoms, as well as contraceptive pill appointments, depot injection appointments and also have a waiting list for coil fittings), sexually transmitted infections testing, and referrals for vasectomies or termination of pregnancy, you also have the option to self refer for these services.
It is your personal choice whether you wish to speak to your GP or whether you prefer to self refer. We hope that providing you with information about excellent local sexual health services may be helpful if you do wish to self refer.
Midlothian Young People's Advice Service (MYPAS) run free, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental sexual health drop-ins in Dalkeith, Penicuik, Bonnyrigg and Newtongrange for young people (aged 12 to 21).
MYPAS can provide relationship advice, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing and treatment, C card and free condoms.
MYPAS Drop-in venues and opening times:
Croft Street Cente, 18 Croft Street, Dalkeith (opposite Morrisons Supermarket)
Lasswade Community High School Centre, Conference Room, 1st Floor of Community Wing, Bonnyrigg (includes C:Card)
Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place, Newtongrange
General Health Drop-In: (includes C:Card)
Healthy Respect+ @Chalmers Centre provides a friendly drop in clinic for 13 to 18 year olds
You can read more about their services on their website
Chalmers Centre is at 2A Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES
Sexual Health Services for Adults of All Ages
Lothian Sexual Health provide many services, which you can read about on their website.
These include Local Sexual Health Clinics, the most local one being held at Dalkeith Health Centre on Friday mornings - simply turn up at 9am on a Friday for their walk in clinic which includes providing contraception, STI testing - see full details on the weblink below:
Sexual Health at Dalkeith
You can also attend Chalmers Centre for Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing at 2A Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES - read more here.
You can self refer to book an appointment in advance for a coil fitting at Chalmers Centre or another Local Sexual Health Clinic by telephoning 0131 536 1035 - read more here.
You can self refer to Chalmers Centre for termination of pregnancy by telephoning 0131 536 2454 between the hours of 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday. Please ensure you are able to speak privately when you call. You will be asked for some personal details relating to your appointment. Please read all about termination of pregnancy services here.
You can self refer to Chalmers Centre for vasectomy and can read about the process here. (Please note - if you suffer from urological problems, you should speak to your GP in the first instance)