Sexual Health Services Tayside & FAQ
We know that confidentiality is really important to you when you’re looking for sexual health and relationships information and going to a service.
If I go to a drop-in or sexual health service, will I get asked personal questions?
Yes, they may ask you questions about your health and relationships so that they can give you the help or information you need during your visit. They may also ask you some questions to make sure you understand the advice they are giving. You only have to tell them things you feel comfortable sharing.
Will things I say, or ask for, be kept private?
You only have to tell them things you feel comfortable sharing.Yes. Whatever age you are, you have the right to confidentiality about your sexual health and relationships if you discuss them with a professional. This means that youth agencies, doctors, nurses and other people who offer confidential services should keep your personal information private. This means that most young people who are under 16 can get condoms and other contraception without other people knowing.
The only exception to this rule is when:
The professional person is concerned that you or someone else is in danger of being harmed, especially if you are under the age of 16
Under 16s are entitled to special protection from harm, and professionals must remember this when helping young people – they refer to this as ‘child protection’. If they feel you might need extra support or protection to keep you safe, a professional person will always try to tell you first that they need to share what you’ve told them with someone else.
If you are under 13 we will give you the service that you need but we will need to discuss with you and with another professional to make sure you are safe.
Level 7, South Block Ninewells Hospital,Dundee.
Telephone: 01382 425 542
The clinic in Ninewells operates the walk in clinic operates a triage system , you will be asked to complete a form and speak with the triage nurse. You can go to the clinic at any of the following times:
The Corner in Dundee also provides a drop-in for young people up to 19, where they can access sexual health services.
Men only Tayside (MOT)
A free and confidential service for gay and bi-sexual men in Tayside. MOT operates a walk in service in the Sexual Health Service:
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee on: Tuesday 4.30pm -7pm
Enter Ninewells through the Main Entrance; continue straight on past the shops, café and the take away. South Block is directly ahead.
Community walk in @ The Cairn Centre 12 Rattray Street Dundee DD1 1NA: Thursday 4.30pm – 7pm
Dundee LINC is no longer operating
Abbey Health Centre East Abbey Street, Arbroath
The sexual health clinic in Arbroath operates an appointment system and a walk in system.
Please call 01382 425542 for an appointment.
You do not need to make an appointment to be seen at a walk in clinic.
Appointment Only Sessions :
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Morning 9 -12pm and Wednesday 1.30-4pm
Monday & Thursday 1.30-4pm
Young people's LINC clinic
Walk-in Clinic (18 and under) This is a specialist clinic for people aged 18 and under however young people do not have to access this service and are welcome during normal opening hours.
Monday 4.30 pm - 5.45 pm
Closed until 15th August
PERTH & KINROSS
Drumhar Health Centre North Methven Street Perth
Telephone:01382 425 542
The clinic in Perth operates a walk in system so you do not need to make an appointment.
Young People's LINC clinic
Walk-in Clinic (18 and under) The service operates a specialist clinic for people aged 18 and under at the following times however young people do not have to access this service and are welcome during normal opening hours:
Monday 3.30pm - 6pm
Men only Tayside (MOT)
A free and confidential service for gay and bi-sexual men in Tayside. MOT operates a walk in service in the Sexual Health Service in Drumhar Health Centre, Perth on:
Tuesday 4.30pm - 6.15pm