Sexual health

YCH Services for Young People provides free sexual health information, support and advice for young people in Hertfordshire.

Sexual health

YCH Services for Young People provides a range of sexual health services for young people aged 13-19 at its Access Points. These services are free and confidential and include:

  • Free condoms through the Condom Wallet Scheme
  • Free chlamydia testing
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Sexual and general health advice

Call your local YCH team to make an appointment.

Find your nearest YCH Access Point


YCH Sexual Health Text Service

YCH also runs a sexual health text service to make it easier for young people to get information about sexual health services in the county. 

  • Please text your question to 07860 057369.

You will get a reply within 3 hours during business hours or 24 hours outside business hours.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, our sexual health text service also offers emotional wellbeing advice. Please text CHAT to 07860 057369.


STI tests

Free chlamydia testing is available to young people aged 13-19 at all YCH Access Points. For other STI testing, if you are under 18, please text TEST to 07860 057369

If you are over 18 you can order tests online at SH:24 online support

If you are showing symptoms, please call Sexual Health Hertfordshire on 0300 008 5522.

HIV testing and support

Both HIV and syphilis tests are also available from the National HIV Homes Sampling Service: Free Testing HIV

THT Hertfordshire continues to offer support for people newly diagnosed with HIV and those living with HIV in Hertfordshire.

Emergency contraception

If you need free and confidential emergency contraception (also called the morning after pill), you should seek support by contacting either Sexual Health Hertfordshire, your GP or your local pharmacy or for further information.

If you live in Hertfordshire and are aged 16 or over, you can also order emergency contraception for free and on-line from SH:24.

The contraceptive pill

The contraceptive pill is now available online for over-18s living in Hertfordshire. Visit SH:24 online support or call 0300 008 5522

If you are under 18 you will need to contact your GP.

LARC (Long-acting reversible contraception, e.g. implants and injections)

Please contact Sexual Health Hertfordshire on 0300 008 5522


Further information about sexual health services in Hertfordshire.