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Teenage Health

Updated on 22nd November 2012 at 10:28 am

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You would probably make an appointment with us if you had an acute illness but we could also see you if you have any general health concerns like contraception, Chlamydia screening, diet, exercise, alcohol or drugs problems. We are also happy to see you about other concerns such as bullying or weight problems. We would do our best to help you or give you contact details of someone in that specialised area. Rothbury has a drop-in centre for young people and they can also help you with problems. The opening times for the Rothbury drop-in centre are as follows:

 Monday      6:30 – 9pm

Thursday   6:30 – 9pm

 We offer emergency contraception (you will need to request an urgent same day appointment). You can attend on your own or with a parent, carer or friend and request to see a male or female doctor and if possible we will arrange this.

Did you know that you can also book an appointment online? Ask at the surgery for a username and password and visit the website

www.patient.co.uk for information on all aspects of health and illness.

If you would like to talk to someone about something that is important to you and you are concerned about but would find it difficult to contact us in any of the ways above then try and let us know so that we can make other arrangements.

All appointments are confidential and we appreciate that for young people living in a small community this is extremely important. We would only consider passing on information if it was felt you were in danger or being harmed, and would always tell you if this was going to happen.

While we hope that all is well with you at present we would be happy to see you now or at any time in the future.

Useful websites

Sex: worth talking about
NHS Choices: sexual health information
NHS Choices: contraception information
NHS Choices: chlamydia information
NHS Choices: sex and young people
NHS Choices: talking about sex
NHS Choices: sexually transmitted infections (STI) information