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We are a friendly, non-judgemental specialist NHS healthcare team.

SHiP services at the Cumberland Centre and Kingsbridge are now closed. All work is being coordinated from SHiP Derriford.

The Zone is open with limited sexual health and contraception services. Please check their website for details of their operating status.

Please do not come into clinic. Walk-in services are not operating.

NHS restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) mean that we have replaced most face-to-face appointments with telephone consultations.

If you have an essential or urgent sexual health, pregnancy or contraception need, please phone our main number 01752 431124 and we will offer you telephone assessment.


Derriford Hospital

SHiP Derriford Hospital is our main hub for STI, HIV, contraception and abortion services.

Clinic times
Mon 08:10-17:00
Tues 08:10-12:30 (closed afternoons)
Wed 08:10-20:00
Thur 08:10-19:00
Fri 08:10-17:00
Sat 08:10-11:30 (appointment only)

Walk-in and wait sessions Mon to Fri, 08:30-10:30. The walk-in service has been replaced by telephone triage. Please call our main number.

How our services are affected by Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Walk-in services are not operating.

SHiP services at the Cumberland Centre, Tavistock and Kingsbridge are closed, but we are coordinating all these services from SHiP Derriford – on the telephone, online and by post. Please call 01752 431124 to speak to us.

Staff remain on site for emergencies. 

This does not mean that The Zone is closed. Please check their website for their operating status.

Free condoms by post for 16-25 year olds – call 07867 358187 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm) if your usual C-Card site is closed and you need access to free condoms.

Are you under 25 and would you like to access condoms differently? Please tell us in this short 90-second survey.

STI testing: Please use our free online testing service, or call us for a telephone consultation.

Test results: significant laboratory testing capacity has been diverted to Covid-19 testing. We are working our hardest to get results back to patients within 14 days, but due to the circumstances there may be unavoidable delays. Please bear with us.

Routine Contraception: Your GP can still provide contraception and emergency contraception. If you normally get your contraception or sexual health services from SHiP, please call us.

Implants and coils due to expire: if you are concerned that your contraceptive implant or coil is due to expire, there is new expert advice that these devices are safe to stay in place and remain effective for one year beyond their expiry date – please call us to discuss options with us

Emergency contraception (the morning after pill) is available at enhanced pharmacy providers across the Plymouth and Devon. Please see our Emergency Contraception page for full list (free to women under 25).

The Pregnancy Advisory Service is still operating. A nurse or doctor will call you in advance of your appointment in the days before. Please read the information on the link above now, make sure your phone is switched on and you are in a quiet place where you can talk​. Call us on 01752 431129 for new enquires.

If you are a person living with HIV, updates on how coronavirus may affect you are available at the links below. In summary:

1. People with CD4 >200 and undetectable on ART are considered at no greater risk than the general population; follow general advice

2. People with CD4 <200, detectable viral load or not on ART may be at higher risk of severe illness; follow general advice

3. People with a CD4 count <50 or opportunistic illness in last 6 months; follow shielding advice for extremely vulnerable

There is no current threat to antiretroviral supplies in the UK. Please contact us a month before your current prescription is due to run out to arrange a prescription.

Closed Bank Holidays

Cumberland Centre

SHiP Cumberland Centre provides contraception and STI testing.

The clinic is now closed at the Cumberland Centre.

All services have moved to SHiP@Derriford Hospital. Please call our main number.

Clinic times (appointment only)
Mon 09:00-19:30

Tues 09:00-19:30
Wed 13:00-19:30
Thur 09:00-12:30
Fri 09:00-12:30

Closed Bank Holidays.

The Zone (under 25s)

All SHiP services are available to young people. If you have previously used the online service, please order an online STI test kit instead. You can sign up for the C-Card condom scheme with us.

Contraception and chlamydia screening (under-25 walk-in)

Due to Covid-19, we will triage you by phone and arrange testing and treatment. Please call the main number.

University of Plymouth

SHiP University of Plymouth offers STI testing, treatment and advice.

Currently closed. Please call our main number.

Every Tuesday afternoon, we run the Focus clinic which focuses on LGBTQI+ aspects of sexual health. This is open to all, even if just curious.  

Clinic times (appointment only)
Tues 14:00-17:00 (Focus clinic)

Thurs 14:00-18:00

Tavistock clinic

SHiP at Tavistock will be closed from December 2019 until further notice.

Please call our main number.


Provides contraception and some STI testing and treatment services.

Clinic times (appointment only)
1st, 3rd (and 5th) Tuesday of the month, 09:00-12 noon.

Kingsbridge Hospital

SHiP at Kingsbridge Hospital, by appointment only

Clinic times Currently closed. Please call our main number.
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 13:00-16:20 (STI screening)
Thursday, 09:00-12:00 (contraception)

The Eddystone Trust (HIV and C-Card scheme)

The Eddystone Trust provides a range of HIV and sexual health information and support in venues across Plymouth. They also deliver the C-Card free condom scheme for people under 25.