Fairmans Pharmacy
Providing pharmacy services and health advice throughout the North East
NHS Direct
C Card
The C Card service provides free condoms to young people aged 13-24 years. The C card is easy to obtain and is currently available in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland*.

The aim of the service:
  • to raise awareness in young people of the need for safe sex
  • to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections (STIĆ¢??s) including HIV
  • to protect against unplanned pregnancy
How to obtain a card:

To get a card you must first visit an outlet which is an issuer of C Cards such as our Wallsend branch. There you will have an informal and confidential 1 to 1 chat with a member of our trained staff who will give you advice and information regarding your sexual health.

Once you have been issued with your C Card you are then able to visit any participating outlet to obtain your free condoms. Our branches in Wallsend, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Newbiggin Hall and Benton are all providers and will be delighted to assist you.

Look out for the C Card sign for all outlets near you.

*Other health authorities may also provide this service.