Sexual Health Services

Sexual Health Clinics are medical facilities that provide a range of services related to sexual health. These services include testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), contraception, and advice on sexual health

Sexual health services are free and available to everyone, regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.

Depending on where you live, services and advice may be available from:

  • Sexual health clinics (which can also be called family planning, genitourinary medicine (GUM), or sexual and reproductive health clinics)
  • GPs
  • Some pharmacies
  • Young people’s services

Not all service providers offer the full range of sexual health services, and it’s always best to check what’s on offer in advance.

If you have had sex without using contraception or not used a method properly, such as missing pills, or a condom splitting then you may need emergency contraception. Emergency Hormonal contraception can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Some pills can be used up to five days afterward. A copper coil can be inserted up to five days afterward to prevent implantation.

If you think you need emergency contraception you should contact a sexual health clinic, or a local pharmacy as soon as possible.

For more information visit;

https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/urgent-help

Home – Sexual Health Services (sexualhealthservices4herefordshire.co.uk) provide free and confidential sexual health services from our easily accessible clinic. This includes information and advice on all types of contraception and STI testing and treatment. Our service is confidential, non-judgemental and for people of all ages, genders and orientations.

Under 20’s – Sexual Health Services (sexualhealthservices4herefordshire.co.uk)

Sexual Health Services for Herefordshire Young Persons Clinic every Wednesday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.

This is a drop-in service, so you do not need an appointment to attend. Please take this into consideration as we cannot anticipate the amount of people who may attend on the day, so wait times may be prolonged.

If you want to speak with someone about attending, please call 01432 483693 and we will be happy to assist you.

Please note, due to the nature of this clinic no one aged 20 or over will be able to enter the building. Please bear this in mind if you wanted to bring an adult to support you. If this applies then you can be seen in one of our many other clinics, details of which can be found here.

The Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health team provide free friendly, non-judgemental and confidential county-wide support to help you manage your sexual health. We run bookable and walk-in sexual health clinics for people of all ages at locations across Worcestershire. Please phone our team on 0300 123 1731 if you would like to make an appointment or visit Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service (WISH) | Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (hacw.nhs.uk) for further information or email; Tracy.furlow@nhs.net

The specialist sexual health service provides clinics delivering;

  • The diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections, genital infections and conditions, as well as the complications of infection (Genitourinary Medicine (GUM)).
  • Routine and specialist contraception which includes fitting Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods eg: implants and coils. 
  • Online sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing.
  • An outreach service dedicated to engage and support people who are young, vulnerable or hard to reach and provide them with a quality service out of a clinic environment. For example we  will see looked after children or young parents in community settings like schools, colleges or in their own home. 
  • Pregnancy advice and support including Early Medical Abortion (EMA).
  • Vasectomy services.

Under 21’s Service

SHOUTREACH is a WhatsApp messaging service for young people aged 21 or under in Worcestershire to discuss your sexual health concerns. If you are struggling to attend a sexual health clinic due to school, college or travel, WhatsApp the team via 07925893838 and they will arrange a call back within two working days (Monday – Friday) to discuss your concerns and where you can access support, advice or treatment. Please note this service is available to people aged 21 or under only.

Sexual Health – Outreach (under 25s) | Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (hacw.nhs.uk)

You can find sexual health services in Shropshire by visiting the OpenClinic website. Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides sexual health services across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. For information relating to service provision, treatment, clinic information, venues and opening times please visit the OpenClinic website. You can also order a free and confidential STI test online with SH.UK if you live in Shropshire   

Shropshire Sexual Health Services offer a mixture of booked appointments and a drop in service. We also provide dedicated slots for vulnerable or young people each day so that we can guarantee that they are seen.

You can find sexual health services in Telford and Shropshire by visiting the OpenClinic website. Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides sexual health services across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. For information relating to service provision, treatment, clinic information, venues and opening times please visit the OpenClinic website.

If you live in Telford & Wrekin, you may be able to order a free and confidential STI test online with SH:24 

SH:24 is a free online sexual health service, delivered in partnership with the NHS in Worcestershire, Telford and Wrekin. For Herefordshire and Shropshire, Welcome to SH.UK — SH.UK offer affordable sexual and reproductive health services.

SH:24 makes it easier for you to manage your sexual health. We provide free test kits, information and specialist advice – 24 hours a day. It’s quick, discreet and completely confidential.

SH:24 is designed around your needs. It works alongside existing NHS services with the simple aim of improving health and wellbeing. We continue to develop our services openly and alongside the people who use them.