Sept 2019

Over The Rainbow at Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Starting from September 12th 2019, The Department of Sexual Health at Royal Bournemouth Hospital will be offering booked appointments for Gay, Bisexual and Men who have sex with Men (MSM).

Every Thursday afternoon between 13:30 - 16:30.

This will run on a booked appointment basis, please call 01202 704644, option 1.

July 2019

Bourne Free 2019 - Paint the World with Your Pride

What a fab day! Here's our video of the Bourne Free Parade 2019! Bourne Free is Bournemouth's LGBT Pride Festival. An annual celebration of all diversities that live in Bournemouth and Dorset.



Jun 2019

Need help, support or need to make a referral?

Over the Rainbow provides 1-2-1 support for people who may be experiencing issues with their sexuality, gender or sexual behaviours or who may be seeking information and support regarding their sexual health in general.

In conjunction with Sexual Health Dorset's Targeted Outreach Service if you need to make a referral, or for someone who would benefit from this, please fill out our form at;

If you have any queries, or would like to speak to a member of the team before you make your referral, please email

Over The Rainbow.

Jun 2019

The Clinic - Call to Book

Our sexual health clinic runs every Wednesday on a booked appointment basis
from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. This can be arranged with the centre by phone.

The clinic is staffed by NHS health care professionals. We are able to offer you private and confidential screening for:

• Chlamydia
• Gonorrhoea
• Syphilis

Additionally we offer:

• Post exposure prophylaxis
• Hepatitis B vaccinations
• Sexual health advice
• Risk reduction
• Free condoms, dams & lube

Results are usually available within 7 to 10 working days and can be sent to you via text message.

Advice: 07788 415 522
Appointments: 01305 762682


Download our PDF for a handy guide!

Oct 2018

We're now at The Shores, Maderia Road

It is with a heavy heart that we have to let you all know, we shall no longer be running from our current location in St Michaels road, Bournemouth.

Over The Rainbow continues!
We are still however taking bookings for your sexual health screens and 1-2-1 support.

The new clinic site is located at:
The Shores
5 Madeira Road

Call 07788 415522 as usual or details below to book your appointment.

Thank you all for your continuing support over the years.

Billy X

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Sept 2016

Advice, Support & Information for you!

Advice, Support & LGBT Information for you!Over The Rainbow is here to provide advice, support and information for a healthier community...

  • Sexual health information & advice
  • General health information
  • Health promotion
  • Psychological support
  • Help to stop smoking
  • We provide condoms, dental dams & lube
  • Advocacy
  • Risk assessment work
  • Coming out support
  • Self esteem encouragement
  • Sexuality advice & support
  • Peer support
  • 1 to 1 or group training

...and much more -
read more about our services

Follow Us On Twitter!

Catch up with the latest news on our sexual health clinics, health information updates, Bournemouth scene news, gossip and fun! Scroll over our latest tweets and pics below - otrbournemouth on Twitter

Oct 2012

Gay Girls Health Guide

Gay Girls Health GuideThere's loads of sexual health info out there for gay men, straight men and straight women, but sometimes it seems that gay and bi women are left out the loop (arrrh!). But not to worry help is at hand!

There are all sorts of misconceptions around gay women's sexual health; We've heard people say "I can't get HIV I'm a lesbian" and "I don't need a smear I've never had sex with a man"… if only that were true!

So here's some information & useful tips for all you fab gay gals/women out there!

Girls Health Guide

Jan 2012

Gender Identity Dysmorphia (GID)

Not to be confused with the drag queens and kings that keep us company with our booze cruise Saturday nights, Gender Identity Dysmorphia (GID) is a term used to acknowledge a persons dissatisfaction with their biological gender. More common than you may think it is estimated that there are 20 people per 100,000 living with GID in the UK alone.

Read about Gender Identity Dysmorphia

Jul 2011

The Sexy Stuff - Sexual Health Guide

The Sexy Stuff - Sexual Health GuideEmbarrassed or unsure about talking about sex, relationships and sexual health with other people? No problem! Young Rainbows has produced a pocket-size sexual health guide just for guys who like guys, and a guide for girls who like girls.

'The Sexy Stuff' talks about pretty much all of the sex, relationships and sexual health issues, you as a young person might face but doesn't tell you what to do.

Available now here as a PDF download!

Jul 2009

All about Sexually Transmitted Infections

All about Sexually Transmitted InfectionsUse our fabulous animated STI viewer to learn about sexually transmitted infections. There are sections on Chlamydia, Genital Warts, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis.

We now offer full screening of sexually transmitted infections at Over The Rainbow. Make an appointment now, pop in and get checked out for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis and HIV, with free vacinations for Hepatitis B. The service is friendly, confidential, and we're easy to get to!

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