Online Services

If you are 16 or over, live in a Virgin care area and don’t have any symptoms or concerns, then you can access our postal testing service online. Our online postal testing service offers Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis testing. Please order your kits here.

If you are under 16 or have any symptoms or concerns, please call your local clinic.

If you’re age 16 and over and live in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, Teesside or Northern Lincolnshire you can now order condoms online. Please click here to order.

If you would like to book a telephone appointment online please click here.

 

Sexual Health Clinics

We are operating our services from all our main clinic Hub services.

All ‘walk-in’ clinics have been cancelled until further notice.  All patients will be given an initial telephone consultation and if necessary, then offered a further face to face consultation. All patients will be asked a series of screening questions around COVID-19, this is to help keep our patients and colleagues safe. If you are advised to attend the service, following a telephone consultation, please ensure that you wear an appropriate face covering.

If you would like to book a telephone appointment online please click here.

Alternatively, we have staff happy to help over the phone:

  • 0300 330 1122 for Teesside and North and North East Lincolnshire residents between 9am-5pm Monday – Friday.
  • 0300 303 8565 for Oldham, Bury and Rochdale residents between 9am-5pm Monday – Friday.
  • 0300 247 0020 for Cheshire West and Chester residents between 8.30am-4pm Mons- Fri and 9am-3.30pm on Saturdays.

 

Emergency Contraception

If you need Emergency Contraception you have the following options:

Like all other health care providers, both GPs/Pharmacies are very busy at the moment, so please call ahead and make sure someone is there to help you.

PrEP

Due to the current Covid-19 situation we are not able to run our routine PrEP appointments. We are therefore planning to run a remote service using postal testing and extended prescriptions to support existing patients.

With the current social distancing guidance, we recognise many of you will no longer be sexually active and may choose to stop taking PrEP during this time. Click here for advice on stopping and starting PrEP.

For those who are taking PrEP, we recommend a test every three months and most importantly an HIV test. We can offer postal testing to service users of the areas we cover

Contraception

We are prioritising these groups for coils and implant fits (Long Acting Reversible Contraception – LARC):

Those with vulnerabilities included but not limited to:

  • under 18’s
  • previously attended abortion and maternity services
  • homeless
  • sex workers
  • patients with language barriers
  • drug and alcohol problems
  • learning difficulties
  • serious mental illness

If you are outside of these groups and require LARC, please contact your local service and we can arrange for an appointment to be offered when available.

Please click here to see the updated guidance on contraception during COVID.

Cervical Cytology

If you have received a cervical cytology reminder, please contact your local Virgin Care service to find out if they are currently offering this service. Alternatively, please contact your registered GP.

Attending the Service

Only attend the service if you have been advised to do so by a Nurse/Doctor

If you are asked to attend the service, please wear an appropriate face covering.

During COVID-19, you will be seen on your own, unless there are special circumstances where you require a carer or a support worker. The nurse or doctor will offer a trained chaperone as necessary.

Do not visit any of our services and please call us to cancel your appointment if any of the following apply to you:

  • A high temperature, meaning you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
  • You live with someone displaying any of the above symptoms
  • You have been contacted by Test and Trace services and asked to self-isolate.
  • You have recently arrived back in the UK after a holiday abroad.
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