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.
Sexual Health Services available in Chester and Cheshire West
- 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
Sexual Health Clinics in Chester, Winsford, Ellesmere Port and Blacon
Fountains Health, Delamere Street, Chester, CH1 4DS
Parking on site £1 for 2 hours following validation within the clinic.
If you need urgent help during out of hours you can contact 111 or go to 111.nhs.uk
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.
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.Emergency pill finder
PrEP- Pre-exposure prophylaxis
PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis involves HIV negative people taking HIV medication called Truvada as a method of helping to prevent HIV infection. Recent research has shown that if taken correctly, Truvada 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 an HIV test every 3 month.
Further advice on how to take can be found at iwantprepnow
You can also find more information at Prepster
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.
Order a free STI test
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.
Get free condoms
You can access free condoms my calling our appointments line on 0300 247 0020 or via contacting Body Positive
- Cheshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre
- NHS Choices
- Terrence Higgins Trust
- Body Positive
- Know and See (Infomation about child sexual exploitation)
- BPAS ( British Pregnancy Advisory Service)
- I Want Prep Now (Access to Prep, Information)
- Mind (Mental Health Helpline)
- Victim Services Cheshire (Local Support and Help for Victims)
- Cheshire Without Abuse
- My Mind