Welcome to Cheshire West and Chester Sexual Health Service

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Welcome to Sexual Health Cheshire West and Chester

We provide free and confidential sexual health services in Cheshire West and Chester including Winsford, Blacon and Ellesmere Port. Our services include providing free 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 book an appointment online 24/7 or speak to us on 0300 247 0020.  Our telephone line is open Monday – Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

You may have heard about Monkeypox in the news recently. But what is it, what are the symptoms and how can you access help and information?

Sexual Health Services available in Chester West and Chester

  • Sexual Health Counselling and advice
  • Contraception (all types)
  • Coil and implant fitting and removal
  • Emergency contraception
  • Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV
  • Postal testing
  • Express testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Referrals for termination of pregnancy
  • Cervical screening
  • PrEP- Pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • PEPSE
  • Vasectomy Services
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations
  • HPV vaccinations (for men who have sex with men)

Sexual Health Clinics in Chester, Winsford, Ellesmere Port, Blacon and Northwich

Fountains Health Centre Sexual Health clinic 

Fountains Health, Delamere Street, Chester, CH1 4DS

Parking on site £1.50 for 2 hours following validation within the clinic.

Dene Drive

Dene Drive Primary Care Centre, Winsford, CW7 1AT

Parking on site free of charge.

Ellesmere Port, Stanney Lane Clinic

Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9AE

Parking available within the Whitby car park, free of charge.

Blacon Children’s Centre

Carlisle Rd, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5DB

Parking free of charge.

Watling Street Clinic

Watling St, Northwich CW9 5EX

Parking on site, free of charge.

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

Urgent symptoms

If you have any of the following urgent symptoms, please call us ASAP on 0300 247 0020

  • 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 help during out of hours you can contact 111 or go to 111.nhs.uk

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

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 Mary’s SARC. Their helpline is run by crisis workers and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0161 276 6515.

Call 0161 276 6515 24 hr

Emergency contraception - IUD's

Emergency IUDs are the most effective form of emergency contraception and can be fitted at our sexual health clinics (please call us on 0300 247 0020  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.

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

Emergency contraception - contraceptive pills

Emergency contraceptive pills are available free from our sexual health clinics.

If you are aged between 15-25 years Emergency Contraceptive pills are available free from 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.

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm
Emergency pill finder

PrEP- Pre-exposure prophylaxis

We are 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.

Further advice on how to take can be found at iwantprepnow

You can also find more information at Prepster

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

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. Please call us if you think you need PEPSE on 0300 247 0020. You can get this from Sexual Health, HIV clinics and Accident & Emergency.  Regular family doctors (GPs) don’t give PEPSE.

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

Order a free STI test

Get free condoms

You can access free condoms my calling our appointments line on 0300 247 0020 or by visiting  Body Positive.

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a popular method of family planning chosen by millions of men worldwide. It’s safe, effective and offers a permanent solution to your contraceptive needs. The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and is one of the most effective methods that exits.

To access our vasectomy services patients need to self-refer by 0300 247 0020 to book an appointment where we offer a full vasectomy service including:

Consultation (pre-operative assessment) either by phone or face to face including advise on possible complications, aftercare and Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis (PVSA).

  • Counselling  by telephone
  • Vasectomy procedure
  • PVSA testing
Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

Psychosexual counselling and support

Psychosexual therapy uses an integrated approach to working with sexual problems.

What problems can be referred?

Non gender specific:

  • Loss of desire
  • Pain during sex or inability to have penetrative sex.

Males

In Women

This service is by appointment only. You need to be referred by your GP to access this service.

Cervical screening (smear test)

Cervical screening (also known as a smear test) is a test to check the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from the vagina.

A cervical screening test is offered to all women aged 25-64. Please click here for more information regarding cervical screening 

You can now visit your local hub to have a cervical screen. Please contact us on 0300 247 0020 to make an appointment. Please remember to bring your cervical screen invitation letter with you to your appointment. 

You can also visit your local GP to access this service.

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

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 . You can also change/cancel your appointment online if you have created an online account.

Call 0300 247 0020 Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 9am-12:30pm

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