Welcome to Sexual Health Bury
We provide free and confidential sexual health services in Bury, Radcliffe and nearby areas. 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.
Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to see a GP first. You can attend one of our walk-in clinics, book an appointment online 24/7 or speak to us on 0300 3038565. Our phone line is available Monday to Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm.
Services available at sexual health clinics in Bury and Radcliffe
- Counselling and advice
- Contraception (all types)
- Emergency contraception (the emergency IUD and emergency contraceptive pills)
- Screening and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including people living with HIV
- Express testing
- Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Pregnancy testing
- Coil and implant fitting and removal
- Referral for termination of pregnancy
- The Outreach Team for young people aged between 13-19
For smear tests, please visit your GP first. You can also access most contraception including first and repeat prescriptions at your GP.
Bury and Radcliffe Sexual Health Clinics
3rd Floor, Townside Primary Care Centre, 1 Knowsley Place, Knowlsey Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0SN
Radcliffe Primary Care Centre – ( Closed during COVID-19)
Radcliffe Primary Care Centre, Church Street West, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 2SP
If you have any of the following urgent symptoms, please call us ASAP or visit one of our walk in clinics: severe stomach pains with heavy bleeding (women only), severe pain in your testicles (men only), very painful blisters, very painful ulcers and/or unusual discharge from your genitals.
If you need urgent support out of hours, visit the Bury Urgent Care Centre at Moorgate Primary Care Centre, BL9 0NJ. This is open from 7am to 9.30pm 7 days a week. For an emergency, visit your nearest A&E which is likely to be Fairfield General Hospital on Rochdale Road, BL9 7TD.
Emergency contraception - IUDs
Emergency IUDs are the most effective form of emergency contraception and can be fitted at our sexual health clinics (please call us on 0300 303 8565 or book an appointment online). Emergency contraceptive pills are available free from our sexual health clinics, some pharmacies and GP practices. Out of hours, emergency contraceptive pills are available from most NHS walk-in centres, minor injury units, and some hospital A&E departments. It is also available (at a cost) from most pharmacies.
If you’ve had unprotected sex and want to know your pregnancy risk and options, you might like to use the SXT emergency contraception calculator. This will help you to assess your pregnancy risk but it cannot tell you for certain whether you are or will become pregnant.
Emergency contraception - contraceptive pills
Emergency contraceptive pills are available free from our sexual health clinics, some pharmacies and GP practices. Out of hours, emergency contraceptive pills are available from most NHS walk-in centres, minor injury units, and some hospital A&E departments. It is also available (at a cost) from most pharmacies.
Click on the red Emergency pill finder button below to find out where you can get the emergency contraceptive pill near you.Emergency pill finder
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Virgin care Sexual Health is now commissioned to provide PrEP, free of charge to all users who meet the eligibility criteria.
PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis involves HIV negative people taking HIV medication as a method of helping to prevent HIV infection. Recent research has shown that if taken correctly, this medication is highly effective at preventing HIV infection.
PrEP does not protect against any other STI’s, only HIV. You need to take other precautions in addition to PrEP to protect yourself from all other STIs. We recommend regular STI testing if you are on PrEP. You should have a HIV test every 3 months.
PEPSE (anti-HIV medication)
PEPSE can stop HIV infection taking hold after the virus has entered the body. However, it is an emergency measure to be used as a last resort, for example if a condom breaks. Please call us if you think you need PEPSE on: 0300 303 8565 . You can get this from Sexual health and HIV clinics, Accident & Emergency. Regular family doctors (GPs) don’t give PEPSE.
Rape and abuse
If you’ve been sexually assaulted, please don’t suffer alone. It’s important that you’re seen as soon as possible for physical and emotional support. You can call us straight away but we recommend you first contact your nearest Sexual Assault & Referral Centre (SARC) which is St Marys SARC, located in St Mary’s Hospital, York Place, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL (opposite the Whitworth Art Gallery). Their opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and they have a 24hour phone line: 0161 276 6515.
Order a free STI test
Changing your appointment
Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to change your appointment time or if you are unable to attend your appointment. Please contact 0300 303 8565, or change/cancel your appointment online if you have created an online account.
Get free condoms
If you’re under 25, you can get free condoms at our sexual health services and some GP surgeries by registering for the local c-card scheme. You only need to register once and then you’ll get a card (like a credit card) so you don’t have to ask for condoms at any of the venues if you feel embarrassed.
25 or over? You can access free condoms at any of our sexual health or contraceptive clinics each time you attend.
The Passionate about Sexual Health (PaSH) Partnership offer free condoms delivered to community venues across Greater Manchester. These are for at risk groups of HIV, including gay, bi and other men who have sex with men, and people from black African communities. To find your nearest distribution point you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 3 30 30 30.
You can also buy low cost condoms and lube discreetly from freedoms.
- Marie Stopes (abortion services)
- St Mary’s (Sexual Assault & Referral Centre)
- George House Trust (support living with HIV)
- Pennine Care (drug & alcohol services)
- One Recovery (substance misuse services
- LGBT support and community groups
- LGBT Fed
- NEDAP (support for victims of domestic abuse within lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationships in the North East)
- Bury Council – report a child at risk
- Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Kooth - online mental wellbeing community