The C-card scheme allows us to distribute free condoms to anybody aged between 13-24 that is signed up to the service. Condoms provide protection from both STIs and unplanned pregnancies.
To receive your free condoms and if needed sexual health advice please visit one of our pharmacies where we can offer both helpful knowledge and confidentiality.
If you are not within the age requirements or locations to register with the C-card scheme we can still offer advice and information on what options are available to you.
Why we offer this service
- Over 1.3 million chlamydia tests were carried out in 2017 and over 126,000 chlamydia diagnoses were made among young people aged 15 to 24 years.
- There were 44,676 diagnoses of gonorrhoea reported in 2017, a 22% increase relative to the prior year.
- In 2017, there were 422,147 new STI diagnoses made at sexual health services.
Wearing a condom is the most effective way of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections.