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For young people

Teenagers and young people are very welcome to book an appointment to see the doctor or nurse.  You can do this by calling reception on 01353 624121 or coming into the practice in person.  The receptionist will need to confirm your name and date of birth, to make sure that the appointment is booked for the correct person.

If you need to see a doctor or nurse urgently the same day, you need to phone reception on 01353 624123 and ask to speak to the clinical assessment team.  The receptionist will take a phone number so that we can call you back.  You may be asked for a brief description of the problem, so that we can get the correct person to call you back.  It's OK to just say that it's personal if you need to.

If you prefer to come to the practice without a parent or guardian that is usually not a problem - your privacy is important to us.  However, we may encourage you to discuss your problems with a parent or other trusted adult.  We can help you to do this if necessary.

This website has some tips and general advice for young people about visiting the doctor.

Health advice and information

Mental health:

Kooth provides free and safe online support. Young Minds provides information, and has a telephone helpline for parents.  Centre 33 offers free and confidential counselling for people age 13-25 in Cambridgeshire. Beat provides support for anyone struggling with an eating disorder.  If you're looking for information about gender and sexual identity, please click here.

Contraception and sexual health:

For information about local sexual health services, please click here.  We are happy to talk to you about contraception and we are able to provide most types free of charge in our special family planning clinic.  We are able to provide condoms if needed - please ask the doctor or nurse.  We also offer free chlamydia testing - again please ask the doctor or nurse.

Keeping healthy:

For advice about how to keep yourself healthy by improving your diet have a look at this information from the NHS website.

Please see the NHS website for information and support with stopping smoking.  We run regular smoking clinics at the practice - please contact reception to make an appointment.

If you're looking for information and advice about drugs, including legal highs please Talk to Frank.  For information about alcohol misuse in young people, please click here.



 
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