Try our new Hertfordshire Chat Sexual Health service, launched in July 2023 and giving young Hertfordshire residents the opportunity to speak to a health advisor anonymously and in confidence about their sexual health. Simply text* 07312263535 within the times listed below and a health advisor will text you back as soon as possible. This service is manned on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 1.00pm - 4.30pm, if you would like advice outside of these times, contact 0300 008 5522. *Please note texts are charged at a standard rate and ChatHealth does not support messaging from international numbers, landlines or 'number masking' apps.
Results from surveys undertaken with young people living in Hertfordshire, show that most of you think it’s OK to wait to have sex. However, if you are in a relationship (even if you’re not having sex), it’s still important to know about healthy relationships, contraception, sexually transmitted Infections (STI’s) and local services.
We offer a range of free and confidential services including pregnancy testing, emergency contraception and testing for STI’s.
You can give us a call on 0300 008 5522 so we can put you in touch with someone who can have a chat about your sexual health and suggest the best support for you. If you are 21 or under, tell us your age so we can tell you about the walk-in service too.
There are also other websites that provide useful information;
- Services for Young People (local services for young people including free condoms, Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea testing)
- Health for Teens (select Hertfordshire)
- Sexwise (honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure)
- Get It (free condoms and testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, posted to you or collect from over 100 locations in Hertfordshire)
Watch this video to find out what happens at our service: