The C-Card condom distribution service lets young people access free condoms, internal condoms (femidoms) and lube from a number of outlets. It is free for anyone aged 13 - 25 living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
If you are over 25, you can still access free condoms and lube from any Brook clinic, as well as some GP surgeries and pharmacies. You can also purchase them in pharmacies, supermarkets and online for as little as 99p.
To be able to use the condom distribution service, you will first need to register for a C-Card.
If you are 13-25 and live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, you can visit a C-Card registration point or register online (if you are over 16) to get your free C-Card.
Registration usually takes about 10 minutes. You will be asked a few simple questions - how old you are, your postcode etc - and the provider will confirm that you understand how to use condoms effectively. All the information is confidential and will not be passed on to anybody else.
Once you have you C-Card, you can visit any C-Card outlet to pick up free condoms.
If you are 16 or over, you have the option to register for a C-Card online.
To register online, all you need to do is complete a short form with your details. We will then email you with the information you need to complete your registration which will then allow you to pick up free condoms at any C-Card outlet.
All information is confidential and we will not store your email address, it will be deleted as soon as your registration is complete.
As many C-Card outlets are currently closed or have restricted access in response to COVID-19, Brook Cornwall is temporarily offering C-Card registration and condoms by post.
Please note: this service is only available to young people aged 13-25.
Brook have set up telephone consultation slots twice a week for those looking to order condoms by post:
The number to call is 07923 250346. Please do not call outside of the times above.
If you are already registered, your C-Card number will be taken during the telephone consultation so please have it ready.
If you are not yet registered for C-Card then you will be registered during the telephone consultation. Alternatively, if you are over 16, you can register online.
Once the telephone consultation has been completed, condoms (and a C-Card for new registrations) will be sent out in a plain package via Royal Mail.
You will also receive an email with links to sexual health information and the Brook condom demo video.
Young people aged 13-15 will be assessed under Fraser competency guidelines to make sure the scheme is suitable for them.
You will also be offered a phone catch-up with one of the Brook team every three weeks to check on your well-being during the social distancing restrictions.
If you have lost your C-Card you can visit a registration service and re-register for a new C-Card.
If you're having problems registering for the C-Card service, please get in touch with us on email@example.com.
You can access free condoms from Brook Cornwall, some GPs and other healthcare services.
You can also buy condoms, including if you’re under 16, from pharmacies, supermarkets, vending machines in public toilets and online.
If you are currently providing C-Card registration or distribution you can contact us to update your service details and request more resources on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a interested in becoming a Condom Distribution Service outlet, please email us at email@example.com for further information.