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Our sexual health drop-ins

We run free, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental sexual health drop-ins in Dalkeith, Penicuik, Bonnyrigg and Newtongrange for young people (aged 12 to 21).

All young people are welcome. It doesn’t matter what your gender, religion, ability or sexuality is, we won’t judge or make assumptions about you.

We give support, advice and information to young people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender. So if you’re feeling unsure about your sexuality you can talk to us.

Or you can get in touch with LGBT Youth Scotland, a Scottish organisation that specialises in supporting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender young people.

Worried about coming to our drop-in?

If you’re feeling a bit nervous about coming along to a drop-in, have a look at our sexual health drop-ins facts which will give you an idea of what it’s like.

If this doesn’t answer your questions, get in touch with us.

Confidentiality

When you talk to one of our members of staff, you have a right to expect that what you say won’t be spoken about, or passed on to anyone outside the MYPAS team, without your permission.

The only time this will happen is if the nurse or youth worker you see feels that something you’ve said suggests you may be harmed in some way.

They will always do their best to let you know if they have to share this type of information with other organisations (like social work, the police or health professionals).

There’s no need to make an appointment

You don’t need an appointment for our drop-ins, just come along during opening times. (All our drop-ins are first come first served.)

Drop-in venues and opening times

Dalkeith

Tolbooth Hall, 176 High Street, Dalkeith (nurse available):

Tuesday: 4.30-7.30pm
Wednesday: 4.30-7.30pm
Friday: 1.00-4.00pm

Penicuik

Stepping Forward, 60 Queensway, Penicuik (nurse available):

Monday: 6.00-8.30pm

Lasswade

Lasswade Community High School Centre, Conference Room, 1st Floor of Community Wing, Bonnyrigg (includes C:Card)

Thursday: 3.30-5.30pm

Newbattle

Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place, Newtongrange
General Health Drop-In: (includes C:Card)

Monday: 3.30-5.30pm

What can we help you with?

Details of how we can help with things like contraception, pregnancy testing, testing for STIs and more…

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Other places you can go

Healthy Respect + @ Chalmers Centre (young people only)
2A Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES
0131 536 1070

Monday to Thursday 3.30pm to 7pm
Friday 1pm to 3.30pm

A drop-in designed specifically for young people is available at Chalmers Centre. The drop-in clinic is for all young people from 13 to 18 years old (under 19 years). This service is a free, friendly clinic which offers the following:

  • Full range of contraception
  • emergency contraception
  • advice, support and information on all sexual health issues
  • male and female testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • free condoms (c:card)
  • free pregnancy testing
  • referral for abortion
  • LGBT friendly service.

Sexual Health at Dalkeith
Dalkeith Health Centre, 24-26 St Andrew Street, Dalkeith EH22 1AP

Fridays – 9am-11.30am

Walk in clinic between 9am and 10am
Booked appointments from 9am to 11.30 am
Call 0131 536 1070 to make an appointment at this clinic.

Anyone may attend the Sexual Health at Dalkeith clinic, whatever their age, sex and sexuality. We offer a confidential service and can refer you on to more appropriate services if necessary. Priority will be given to people who live in the local area. Sometimes people who work or study close to the clinic also choose to come if the opening times suit them.

If you are registered with any of the local GPs they may refer you to our clinic if they feel you would benefit from specialist advice. GP practices also offer most of these services. It’s always worth asking first at your local practice to find out what is available.

What the Sexual Health at Dalkeith clinic offers:

  • Free condoms
  • Emergency contraception
  • Contraception (including booked appointments for IUD, IUS or implant fitting)
  • STI testing
  • HIV testing
  • Pregnancy testing, advice and support
  • Unplanned pregnancy counselling
  • Termination of pregnancy counselling and referral