Young Adult Drop In Clinic
Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre has been running a multi award winning clinic for young adults for over 20 years. Starting out with a focus on confidential advice and support on contraception and sexual health, our offer has developed over the years to meet the ever growing needs of young people. This includes issues such as bullying, body dysmorphia, mental health, self-harming and family issues.
We run a weekly drop in clinic from 4.00-6.30pm and welcome young people from twelve to twenty years old.
We believe that the success of the clinic has been due to our focus on making sure that young people feel comfortable and confident in attending. Staffed by a receptionist, two young adult trained nurses and a GP, young people can choose who they would prefer to see. We have a discreet entrance to the waiting room with music playing to relax people as they wait to be seen and we welcome patients from surrounding practices.
We are very proud of the awards that we have achieved over the years that include winning the NHS Beacon Award, the Gold Respect award which is the highest category from the Respect Award. This was maintained for five years and then replaced by ‘Your Welcome Award’ which embraces the whole practice. With our hard work and dedication, we won the National Welcome Award for young people’s services – the first and only practice to have achieved such an award in the country.
The Clinic continues to go from strength to strength.