C-Card (free condoms)
If you are aged between 13 and 24 years old you can register for a C-Card.
The C-Card scheme offers free:
- Support and advice about sexual health
- Condoms, femidoms, lube and dams
- Chlamydia screening
- Pregnancy testing (selected places)
When used correctly, condoms are the only type of protection that help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as pregnancy.
How to use a condom
What happens when you register for a C-Card?
It's simple. A trained professional will check the following with you:
- Your age (you have to be 13 to 24 yrs old)
- You’re not in any danger
- You’re not putting someone else in danger
- What support you have from parents, carers and friends
- You understand all of the information given to you
- A condom demonstration
- The products available and how to use them
Once you’ve been through the registration process you are given a C-Card with your own individual ID number.
You can take this card to lots of places around West Yorkshire to get free condoms. Look out for the C-Card symbol in the window of some pharmacies, supermarkets, youth centres and health centres.
Every 6 to 12 months (depending on your age) you may be asked to have a quick 1 to 1 chat with a worker to check that you are safe and have everything you need.
Where to register for a C-Card
Bradford and Kirklees
Get your C-Card from Locala. In Bradford call 03033309500 and in Kirklees call 03033309981.
Get your C-Card from Spectrum Health. Call 0800 1214860.
Leeds Sexual Health clinics offer C-Card registration and condom pick up, by appointment. Young people can contact the service by email lcht.
The Leeds C-Card postal service is available for young people who have already got a C-Card.
Get your C-Card from the Calderdale Sexual Health Service. Email sexualhealthservices.
Speak to YorSexualHealth on 01904 721111.
You can get a C-Card from Young Person Drop in Clinics across West Yorkshire. Visit our About Sex page for further information.