Published on: 28th April 2020

Preventing STIs and unplanned pregnancies are still important during lockdown.

There is less capacity at the moment within sexual health services due to staff being transferred to other parts of the NHS where they are temporarily needed due to covid-19.

We all need to do our part in making sure that we are not putting undue pressure on health services and are protecting our own health and that of others.  Although people are social distancing, it is still important to consider your sexual health if you live with your partner. There are still emergency options and urgent services available for your sexual health if needed.

Please see attached a list of emergency options and urgent services available to you.

Salford’s Sexual Health Service:

Salford’s Sexual Health Service is currently operating out of the Lance Burn Health Centre in Salford.

The Sexual & Reproductive health department offers a free confidential service.

Staff will conduct a telephone triage for individual assessment and will arrange for treatment to be collected if necessary. Please ring 01204 390771 or 0161 206 1099.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we will not be running a walk-in service at Lance Burn Health Centre from Monday the 23rd March. we will be providing an appointment only system for urgent cases until further notice.

Please do not attend any appointments if you are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms or are in isolation period of 7 days or 14 days as a contact.

Contraception

If you require contraception please ring 0161 206 1099/1094 to arrange a telephone consultation. If your implant or coil is due to expire please contact the department on 0161 206 1099/1094 and we can arrange for you to have an alternative form of contraception to be provided. All community clinics will be closed until further notice, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Free HIV testing kit from the national HIV self-sampling contract via  https://freetesting.hiv

For emergencies including PEP, sexual assault, emergency contraception and under 16s/vulnerable adults please ring the Sexual Health Service on 01204 390771 or 0161 206 1099/94.

Please see attached a list of pharmacies offering the morning after pill in Salford