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Integrated Sexual Health Services at HLC

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception can be accessed from the Gaol Street Clinic in Hereford and they are free from most pharmacies.

View list of Herefordshire pharmacies showing telephone numbers and opening hours.

Student Support Advisor (SSA)

A Student Support Adviser is available each day to provide support. At the Hereford campus they are based in room B103 next to reception and at Holme Lacy they are based on the first floor of the Bower House. Appointments can be made although students are encouraged to drop-in.

You can telephone on 07967732896 or 01432 365353 (leave a message and they will return your call) or email


Free condoms are issued by the Student Support Adviser. A twenty minute induction chat explains the safe use of condoms and learners are issued with a C Card permitting them to access condoms from the College and other outlets in Hereford.

Pregnancy Testing

Free tests are available through SSA. A urine sample is required and options are discussed. Learners are referred to the Gaol Street Clinic in Hereford or their GP.

Chlamydia Testing

Chlamydia tests are free through SSA. A urine sample is required and SSA will post to BClear who return the results to learners. Learners with symptoms are referred to the Gaol Street Clinic in Hereford. Nurses also visit HLC for pre-arranged sessions.

Dental Dams

If you are a lesbian or bisexual woman, dental dams are available at the Gaol Street Clinic, Hereford.

Hereford’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students

A themed community club night is held on the first Saturday of each month at the Black Lion in Bridge Street, Hereford.

College Chaplaincy

The college chaplain is available on a Wednesday morning each week and at various times throughout the week to speak to about any issue.  Contact can be made via reception, mobile phone - 07545 430337 or e-mail

Sexual Health Directory

R U Thinking about it       0800 282 930
For young people aged up to 18.  Helpline open 7 days a week 7am to midnight & the website gives information on contraception, sex & relationships.

Family Planning Clinic (Gaol Street)      01432 378915

Gay & Lesbian Helpline        01432 275700
Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm to 10pm staffed by appropriately trained people who are usually lesbian, gay or bisexual themselves provide support, information or counselling services related to issues of sexuality.

Sexual Health Direct          08453 101 334
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm offering confidential advice & information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections pregnancy choices & sexual wellbeing.

Sexual Health Line         0800 567 123
24hrs a day 365 days a year providing advice & information about HIV/Aids & sexual health/local services.  All calls are confidential.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases         01432 378915

Pregnancy & Parenting

Gingerbread Advice Line           08000 184 318
Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm providing advice & emotional support to all lone parent families by telephone.

Miscarriage Association Helpline          01924 200 799
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (answerphone at all other times) offering support & information to those who have lost a baby during pregnancy.

Teenagers & Midwives        01432 355 444 ext 5470
Confidential advice service.

Young Mums To Be (YMTB)         01452 886 416
Advice & guidance for young people who think they may be pregnant.

Misc Contact Numbers

National Aids Helpline         0800 567 123
Advice & help about issues concerning Aids/HIV.


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