Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dis Screet Help for You on All Sexual Matters; Students Are Being Tol Ld to Put Their Sexual Health H First by Remembering What T on Medical Services Are O Ughout Offer in Tyneside Throu Freshers Week This Au Utumn. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dis Screet Help for You on All Sexual Matters; Students Are Being Tol Ld to Put Their Sexual Health H First by Remembering What T on Medical Services Are O Ughout Offer in Tyneside Throu Freshers Week This Au Utumn. Health Reporter HELEN RAE Explains

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Byline: HELEN RAE

WITH the first week of un being packed full of fair tours and nights out, it is ant for students to mak sexual health a priority. niversity rs, talks, s importke their The New Croft Centre, based i of the city, is a one-stop shop health in Newcastle. in the heart for sexual r sexuality, clinics held elp.

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ntre's modregistration Whatever your age, gender or the centre, or one of its outreach c across the city, will be able to he With a student population New Croft Centre caters for N students throughout the year by b accessible, completely confident entirely designed by young p other patients who use the servi Opened in April 2009, the cen ern facilities include special r booths and discreet appointme for service users, with the aim of confidentiality within the centr New Croft Centre serves as a c for all sexual health services in th includes contraception clinics, sexually transmitted infections care management and treatme North of Tyne chlamydia scre gramme.

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central hub he city, and testing for (STIs), HIV ent and the eening procity Being based near the main c the service's central location is biggest assets with everythin under one roof. The centr accessed in three different ways:Through the centre's walk-in 'q library, s one of its ng literally re can be queue and wait' service run from 9am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 1 on Thursdays. m Monday, 10am-3pmBy getting an appointment calling the centre directly on 0191 or through your GP. either by 229 2999 nics, rvice est'. pects phoneThrough the centre's express cli provided alongside the walk-in ser for people who want a rapid STI te The New Croft Centre offers all asp of sexual health advice and telep support, including:A contraception service, inclu the emergency contraception sch Plan B.Free testing for sexually transm infections, including HIV fast test results within one hour.

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Advice regarding sexual healthPost-exposure prophylaxis (P lowing sexual exposure to HIV.Management and care of HIV in Claire Pinder, clinical manager health services provided by Newcastl Community Health, said: "At New C for sexual le Hospitals Croft, probwith ably one of the most accessed services for students is our contraception service. …

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