Sexual Health Service (GUM) - Stockport

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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.

Our Expertise

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.

Contact Information

Clients can phone the Central Booking line on 0161 426 5599, Monday to Friday 10am - 12 noon and 1 - 4pm for further details about drop in and appointment sessions.

 

  • Choices Centre (for all age groups), 1 High Bank side Road, Stockport SK1 1HG
  • Central Youth(for under 25s only), 1 St Peters Square, Stockport SK1 1NZ
  • Abacus Centre (previously called Adswood) for all age groups, 120 Garners Lane, Adswood, Stockport SK3 8QW (only on Friday mornings by appointment).

 

Opening Times

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. 

Stepping Hill Hospital

Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove
Hazel Grove
Stockport
SK2 7JE
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0161 483 1010