St. Martin's Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP 01225 831 494

Welcome to the B&NES Sexual Health Improvement Service for Young People

We provide free confidential sexual health service for young people.

This service is for young people aged 13 – 24 years, and for professionals working with young people in the Bath and North East Somerset area.

More about us

Our sexual health service offers free confidential advice and treatment for young people. We aim to support and empower young people, so that they experience positive sexual health and relationship outcomes.

The Sexual Health Improvement Service supports young people and professionals through:

SAFE Accreditation: collaboratively working with youth providers, GP’s, pharmacies, education and clinical settings to become SAFE Accredited.  This is a branding that is recognisable by young adults as being confidential, non-judgmental and young person friendly.

The C-Card Scheme: offers young people free condoms, sexual health and relationships advice and information.

Training: deliver training to professionals as part of the Sexual Health Training Programme.

Sexual Health interventions: working with organisations to provide positive sexual health and safer sex promotions to young people.

Consultation with young adults: to develop services and interventions that meets the needs of all young people.

Resources: provide up to date and young person friendly resources to SAFE accredited organisations.

For a comprehensive guide to the services we oversee in Bath and North East Somerset visit

How do I access this service?

You don’t need a referral to access this service, just use the contact details at the top of this page to ask any questions.

In what areas is this service available?

We offer this service in the Bath & North East Somerset area, and work flexible hours to meet young peoples’ and professionals’ needs.

Non-English speakers and other formats

We provide all our leaflets in other languages and formats. Please let us know if you would like a different format or language.

Our commitment to you

Virgin Care takes your dignity and privacy very seriously and we will at all times respect your confidentiality. Please treat our staff with respect so we can provide you with the very best care we can. Click here to find out more about your rights and responsibilities.

Your opinion really matters to us

Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms or telling a member of the team. Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section.

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