Your health and wellbeing is important and the same goes for your sexual health. Umbrella is a good place to start as they provide free and confidential sexual health services in Birmingham and Solihull, including all types of contraception and STI testing and treatment.

 

Contraception

Contraception including emergency contraception (‘morning after pill’) is free for most people in the UK, and there are are about 15 types to choose from. Find out what's available and where you can get it.

You can get free contraception and condoms from:

  • most GP surgeries (talk to your GP or practice nurse)
  • the University’s healthcare provider 
  • community contraceptive clinics
  • some genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • sexual health clinics (these offer contraceptive and STI testing services)
  • some young people's services

Find your nearest sexual health service, including contraceptive clinics.

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) do not get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed. Read more about specific sexual health advice here.

You can get tested for STIs at:

  • a sexual health clinic – find STI services near you
  • some community contraceptive clinics – find contraceptive services near you
  • some sexual health services – call the national sexual health line on 0300 123 7123, or Worth Talking About (for under-18s) on 0300 123 2930
  • some GP surgeries  

Some pharmacies can also test for chlamydia.

Find out where you can get a free chlamydia test through the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (under-25s only).