Sexual health service

C Card

The C-Card scheme is a totally free service offering free condoms and sexual health information to all young people (under-25) in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.


How do I get a C-Card?

To join the C-Card scheme all you have to do is visit one of the C-Card outlets and have a chat with a C-Card issuer.

They will tell you a bit more about how the C-Card works, assess that it is appropriate for you and give you some further sexual health information. Then if you're up for it, they will sign you up and give you a card that can be used at outlets across Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

You will then be:

  • Shown the different types of condoms you can get with the C-Card
  • Shown how to use a condom correctly
  • Given some information about sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancy and how to avoid them
  • Given advice so you know what to do and where to go if your condom splits or you didn’t use one
  • Informed about where else you can go to get free condoms and talk about other sexual health services
  • Given the chance to ask the C-Card issuer any questions you may have about sex and relationships
  • You'll also be offered a free and confidential test for the sexually transmitted infection (STI) chlamydia.

All you will be asked for is your age and your postcode - this information is confidential.

Where do I get a C-Card from?

The list below shows all the places you can go to get a C-Card.

These organisations, as well as organisations who can provide C-Cards to their clients, are available on the C-Card Outlet Directory.pdf

You can also download a list of places where you can use your C-Card.pdf

More information

A full list of all the places you can get C-Cards, free condoms and sexual health advice is available from the NHS Sex worth talking about  website - search under the 'find your nearest sexual health service' section.

You can also call 0800 28 29 30 from 7am to midnight, seven days a week to find your nearest outlet.

By joining the C-Card scheme you can be sure that you are getting help and support from people who are experienced in talking about sex and condoms – they won’t be embarrassed so you don’t need to be either!

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