Sexual health

There are still emergency options and urgent services available for your sexual health including young people if needed.

Salford’s Sexual Health service is currently operating from the Lance Burn Health Centre, Churchill Way, Salford but no walk-in services are available.

Appointments can be offered but please do not attend any appointments if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms or are in the isolation period of seven or 14 days.

Staff will assess you by phone and will arrange for you to collect medication if necessary, by appointment only. 

You can contact the service on 01204 390771 or 0161 206 1099/1094 between 8am and 5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8am to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

The LGBT Foundation is offering phone support and online workshops

Advice for young people is available on the Sex Wise website.  

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

If you have symptoms contact your GP or ring the Sexual Health service as above.

HIV testing

If you have had unprotected sex with your partner who has HIV or someone you feel may be high risk, please contact the Sexual Health service as above.

Order a free HIV testing kit.

For support with HIV please contact the Sexual Health service as above or the George House Trust on 0161 274 4499 or talk@ght.org.uk or see the British HIV Association website has extensive information on COVID-19.

Condoms

Condoms can still be bought in supermarkets, local pharmacies or online and are available free for specific groups.

The LGBT Foundation can provide free condoms for the LGBT community.

Black Health Agency (BHA) for Equality has and can provide free condoms to over 18s. Please email india@thebha.org.uk

People collecting medication from the Lance Burn Health Centre, Churchill Way, Salford can also request condoms.

Contraception

If you need a repeat prescription please contact your GP.

If your coil, implant or other form of long acting contraception is due to run out contact the Sexual Health service and they can advise and offer an alternative.

New coils, implants and other forms of long acting contraception are not being offered at present but you can be offered an alternative.

Need the morning after pill?

Most local pharmacies offer emergency hormone contraception or contact your GP or the Sexual Health service as above.

Unplanned pregnancy

If you have an unplanned pregnancy go to the Sex Wise website for organisations you can talk to.

For abortion counselling call the BPAS Central Booking System 0345 365 0565. Abortion services are still operating.

Emergencies

For emergencies including PEP, sexual assault, emergency contraception, under 16s or vulnerable adults please ring the Sexual Health service on 01204 390771 or 0161 206 1099/1094.

If you have been assaulted

Please report the attack to the police as soon as possible so they can support you. Greater Manchester police (GMP) have details of support organisations.

Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is open to provide healthcare and support to men or women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Contact Saint Mary’s 24-hour helpline on 0161 276 6515 or the National Rape Crisis helpline on 0808 802 9999.

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