Seeing a GP or Nurse Alone
As a child it is normal to have visited the GP with an adult. As children grow older, they might want to start coming to appointments alone and that is perfectly ok.
Children can come alone at any age, however age 12 and up is considered the most appropriate age to start attending alone.
The doctor or nurse will not tell anyone else what was said or discussed at the appointment, unless the child or young person ask them to tell someone or if the young person’s safety or the safety of someone else is at risk.
Your Contact Details
As a child gets older they will have their own mobile phone number. From the age of 12 upwards, we specify that it is the young person’s own mobile number that is recorded on the clinical record and that not a parent or guardian. This is to ensure confidentiality.
The Wales C-Card scheme is available at the practice.
The C-Card scheme provides free condoms, contraception advice and basic sexual health information to young people aged 13 to 25 in places like youth centres, colleges and clinics.
The C-Card (condom card) is a small card which will fit into your pocket, wallet or purse. Having a card means that you can get free condoms from various places which are part of the scheme. Both young men and women can get a c-card.
You will need to make an appointment to sign up to the scheme, but after that you can just drop-in when it suits you.
If you want more information, please contact Megan, Healthcare Assistant.
For more information on sexual health for young people please visit: http://www.friskywales.org/