We won’t tell anyone about your visit to our drop-ins
A nurse is available at most of our drop-ins. If a nurse isn’t available, we’ll post this on the Drop-In Nurse Availability page. And you can always phone us beforehand on 0131 454 0757 to check.
If that’s what you want, that’s fine. But the nurse might ask to see you on your own, because you might be asked personal questions.
This depends on how busy the drop-in is, and how many other people are waiting before you. If there is no one in front of you then you will be seen quickly.
Drop-ins are first come first served so if you arrive when the drop-in has just started there’s a good chance that you won’t have long to wait. Staff will let you know roughly how long you’ll have to wait.
2 weeks after unprotected sex
What happens when you get tested for STIs depends on what you’re being tested for, and your gender.
When you’re being tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea:
All samples that the nurse takes are sent off to a lab to be tested. It usually takes 2 weeks for the results to come back
Because our drop-ins are confidential we won’t pass any information to your parents (or anyone else) unless we have serious concerns about you, or another young person’s safety.
If you’re 13 or over, we can give you free condoms and contraception
That said, most women can have an implant fitted.
80 to 90% of sexually active women who don’t use contraception will get pregnant in a year.
If you have had unprotected sex or missed your period, you can have a pregnancy test from the first day of your missed period, or 3 weeks after unprotected sex. Tests carried out before the 3 weeks aren’t always accurate.
If you have a positive pregnancy test and aren’t sure what to do, we can talk about your options. We can then refer you on to the right place.