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Cambridge (The Laurels)
Location Site Cambridge City
Clinic name The Laurels
Address 20 Newmarket Road
Cambridge
CB5 8DT (click for map link)
Contact Telephone Number/s Clinic Tel: 08456 50 51 52
Opening Hours
Sexual Screening and Contraception (For emergency contraception, no appointment required)
Monday 09.30 - 12.30
13.30 - 16.00
17.00 - 19.30
 
Tuesday 09.30 - 12.30
13.30 - 16.00
16.30 - 19.30
 
Wednesday 09.30 - 12.30
13.30 - 16.00
16.30 - 19.30
 
Thursday 09.30 - 12.30
13.30 - 16.00
16.30 - 19.30
 
Friday 09.30 - 12.30
Saturday 11.00 - 12.30 For contraception only
Under 25's drop in clinic for contraception
Saturday 12.30 - 13.30 Drop-in clinic, no appointment required
Under 25's GUM/Contraceptive drop-in
Monday 15.00 - 16.30 Drop-in clinic, no appointment required

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to pay for treatment?

All treatment provided is free and you will usually be provided with your medication before you leave the clinic.

How do I get test results?

If you have tests taken when you attend the clinic you will be asked for a contact number, this can be a mobile telephone number, so that they can contact you with any positive results. If you have not heard from the clinic within 3 weeks of attending then you can assume all tests are negative.

Do I need a Doctor's referral letter?

No you don't need to bring a doctor's referral letter with you. Many people self refer themselves to the clinic.

What happens when I attend the clinic?

Allow at least an hour for your appointment.

You will be asked for some personal information such as your name, date of birth, address and contact telephone number.

You will be given a clinic number. This clinic number will be needed if you require personal information over the phone or make further appointments.

A doctor, specialist nurse or health adviser will see you. They will ask why you have come along to the clinic, for example what symptoms you are experiencing or concerns you may have

If you need to have an examination they will explain what will happen during this examination. Another member of staff or chaperone can be present during any examination and you can also ask for someone else to be present if you want. Some people are more comfortable with just the nurse or the doctor - please ask.

Some genital infections can be diagnosed during your time in clinic and treatment, if required, will be provided by the nurse or doctor.

Confidentiality

All information that you provide will be kept confidential. This applies even if you are under 16.

To provide you with the best possible care, it may, in certain situations be important to share clinical information with another health professional. We would always discuss this with you in the first instance. This rare breach of confidentiality would only occur if we thought your health, safety or welfare or that of others was at risk.

If your GP refers you, we will usually write back. If you have referred yourself to the clinic, we can write to your GP if you wish.