Stockport Sexual Health service is an integrated service based in the community which provides high quality, free contraception and sexual health advice and treatment in a confidential non judgemental way to meet the needs of the individual.
We provide a combined sexual health service, called Stockport Sexual Health Services. We offer contraception and sexual health services in a confidential, non-judgmental way to meet the needs of the individual. Our clinics offer a friendly and confidential environment providing treatment and advice for all issues relating to sexual health.
About Our Service
The service is linked to South Manchester University Hospital and the satellite HIV clinic is linked with North Manchester General Hospital. The service provides both doctor and nurse led sessions on a daily basis. Our aim is to provide an efficient sexual health service which is confidential, non-judgemental and appropriate to the client as an individual. Sexual health is important for everybody. Practicing safer sex and using condoms may protect you from sexually transmitted infections.
We offer a range of contraceptive methods (pills, implants, injections, coils, emergency contraception, caps and diaphragm fits and condoms) as well as advice, information, testing and treatment of all sexually transmitted infections including HIV.
- Contact tracing
- Pregnancy testing
- Unplanned pregnancy advice and referral
- Cervical screening (smear test)
- Advice and counselling following sexual assault
- Youth Advice service / Counselling service
Please note, procedures like implants and coils require a further appointment for fitting after initial consultation. Care is provided by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, and health advisers and interpreters can be arranged if necessary, with prior notice.
We will ensure that your visit to the clinic is as quick and as comfortable as possible. Should any delays occur during your visit an explanation will be given. It is expected that most new patients attending will spend approximately 1.5 hours in clinic. Preliminary results of some investigations may be available before you leave the department, depending on the reason for your attendance.
Where are we located?
Two main clinics are located in Stockport Town Centre. One is a Central Youth service (for under 25s only) and the other is The Choices Centre for all age groups.
A third clinic is in Adswood at the Abacus Centre, and is for all age groups and which only runs on a Friday morning.
How To Use The Service
We provide for the common sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, treatment for genital herpes and genital warts, treatment for other genital infections such as thrush, advice on sexual health, testing for HIV and hepatitis B (if indicated), vaccination for hepatitis B (if indicated) as well as specialist treatment for those who are HIV positive.
All treatments provided by the service are free of charge and dispensed on site. Occasionally, if items are out of stock you will be given a prescription to attend the hospital pharmacy (free of charge).
Please see Central youth’s website www.centralyouth.org.uk for further details on opening times for Young Persons under 25s clinics.
We offer a mix of walk in and appointment clinics from Monday to Friday. These are both nurse led and doctor led clinics.
Our drop in clinics can be very busy at times and you may have a wait of 1.5 to 2 hours in clinic.