We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16s.

Other hospital departments or organisations cannot access your clinic notes.  Information about your attendance at Embrace will not be passed on to anyone outside of the service (including your parents, current or past sexual partners, teachers, GP or social worker) without you knowing about it and agreeing to it.

Limitations to confidentiality

The only time we may need to discuss your attendance with other care providers outside of the clinic is if we believe that you may be at risk of harm to yourself, or to others. In such circumstances we would always do our very best to talk to you first about why we feel that this is necessary.

What if I am under 16?

You can still make an appointment at one of our clinics.  Special guidelines called the Fraser Guidelines allow health professionals to prescribe contraception and other medication to young people aged between 13 to 15 years without telling their parents or carers. The guidelines are also used to allow young people’s workers to offer information and advice on sexual health, give out condoms and carry out pregnancy tests.