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

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

This does not mean that The Zone is closed. 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 are replacing face-to-face appointments with telephone calls, with immediate effect.

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.

Please don’t be late for your appointment – we recommend allowing 30 minutes extra time for late buses or car park queues. If you are more than 10 minutes late your slot will be lost, and you’ll need to rebook.

Please understand that we try our hardest to see you on time, but on occasions clinics run late. If you want to cancel an appointment, please help us by calling the main number above and pressing option 1.

There are ‘walk-in and wait’ sessions at Derriford Hospital and the Zone only (please see specific pages for session times). There is no walk-in service at any of the other clinics.

Free condoms are available at all SHiP sites, or as part of the C-Card scheme at various sites C-Card sites across the city.

We have a zero tolerance policy to verbal or physically abusive behaviour against our staff.

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
Walk-in tips: Arriving early means you will be seen sooner. Bring a book, a magazine or a friend – we have free WiFi too. If someone arrives after you but is seen before you, they have probably booked an appointment

Closed Bank Holidays

Cumberland Centre

SHiP Cumberland Centre provides contraception and STI testing.

There is no walk-in service at the Cumberland Centre.

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)
Mon 13:00-19:00
Tues 15:00-19:00
Wed 13:00-17:00
Thur 13:00-17:00

Fri 13:00-17:00 (full STI screening also available)
Sat 10:30-16:00

University of Plymouth

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

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.


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
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.