Gloucester Road Medical Centre is pleased to be part of the Bristol 4YP project. 4YP is a way for young people between 13 and 24 years to find free and confidential help and advice on a variety of health issues relating to young people.You can come on your own or with a parent/friend/carer and do not have to be registered with our practice to use this service.
Below is a list of the services which we offer or you can visit http://www.4ypbristol.co.uk/ for information about other local services.
- Teen Health Check
- Chlamydia Testing
- Sexual Health
- Pregnancy Testing and Advice
- Contraception - free of charge
- C-card scheme registration and pick-up point (free condoms)
- Asthma Reviews
- General Health Advice
- Support to Stop Smoking
- Weight management
- Skin problems
- Drug or alcohol worries
We are also happy to discuss anything about your general health – for example:
- If you are bullied at school
- If you are feeling ‘down’
- If you have an embarrassing condition
Please be aware that any pharmacy displaying the 4YP logo will offer emergency contraception, chlamydia testing and free condoms to under 24s.
Will you tell anyone about my visit
You can see a doctor or nurse alone even if you are under 16. You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of this practice – doctor, nurse or receptionist – will stay confidential. Even if you are under 16, nothing will be aid to anyone – including parents, other family members, care workers or tutors – without your permission. The only reason why we might consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.
Can I be seen alone?
We are happy to see you, or talk to you on the phone, alone even if you are under 16. You can bring a friend or relative if you want to. We have female and male doctors and nurses available for appointments most days.
How do I make an appointment?
You can call us on to make an appointment – see our opening times. Also, you can just turn up and ask for a 4YP appointment. For 4YP appointments, it doesn’t matter if we are not your usual surgery.
How to get here
Buses - Buses 73, 75 and 76 stop on the Gloucester Road, a few minutes walk from the surgery.
Car Park - The medical Centre has its own car park. Access is on Church Road, behind the Shell petrol garage on Gloucester Road. We have marked disabled bays.
Bicycles - we also offer the use of a bike rack for securing bicycles.
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm (for more detail, please click here).
We value your opinions and feedback.
For further information on the 4YP service can be found here: 4YP website
There are also other local places where you can get support (see below).
What if I need help when the surgery is closed?
If you need help out of hours, you can still call the surgery number – 0117 9497774 and you will be diverted to the out of hours service provider. You can also use the contact details below for further help:
Other useful contacts
Sexwise – 0800 28 29 30 (7am til midnight)
Bristol Sexual Health Centre – 0117 3426900 (Contraception and testing & treatment of all sexually transmitted infections)
Brook Young People’s Clinic – 0117 929 0090 www.brook.org.uk/findacentre
Off the Record – 0117 9279120 www.otrbristol.org.uk (free counselling and support)
Childline – 08001111
FRANK – 0800776600 http://www.talktofrank.com/ (for advice about drugs)
Freedom – 0117 9553355 (youth group for young people who are gay or unsure about their sexuality)
School nurses – every secondary school will have a ‘drop-in’ session where young people can talk to a School Health nurse confidentially about a whole range of health issues.
The Hideout - http://www.thehideout.org.uk/over10/default.aspa (for support and information about abuse)
Asian Women’s Health Project – 0117 9519500
Next Link – 0117 925 0680 (domestic violence issues)
B-Eat – 0845 634 7650 (Eating Disorder helpline)
British Pregnancy Advice Service -http://www.bpas.org.uk/bpasyoungpeople (advice about pregnancy)
Opening Doors - www.openingdoorsbristol.org.uk - advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else's alcohol or drug abuse
Bristol Young Carers - Vassell Centre - http://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/young-carers/ or phone 0117 9589980
Self Injury Text and Email Support for young people: TESS - http://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/tess-text-and-email-support-service
Sex and young people