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Welcome to Sexual Health Oldham

We provide free and confidential sexual health services in Oldham including information and advice on all types of contraception and STI testing and treatment. Our service is confidential, non-judgmental 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 303 8565. Our phone line is available Monday to Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am – 5.30pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.

 

Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  and for your own protection, we have taken the decision to cancel all walk-in clinics and suspend the online booking facility until further notice.

We will still be seeing patients on an appointment only basis. We also have staff happy to help over the phone:

  • 0300 330 1122 for Teesside and Northern Lincolnshire residents
  • 0300 303 8565 for Oldham, Bury and Rochdale residents
  • 0300 247 0020 for Cheshire West and Chester residents

More information

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do Please follow Government advice published at nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Do not visit any of our facilities if:

  • 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

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal

The latest information can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please see below for further information on Coronavirus covid-19 for people living with HIV:

https://www.bhiva.org/comment-from-BHIVA-and-THT-on-UK-Government-Guidance-on-Social-Distancing

https://www.tht.org.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19

Services available at sexual health clinics in Oldham, Failsworth and nearby

  • Counselling and advice
  • Contraception (all types)
  • Coil and implant fitting and removal
  • Emergency contraception
  • Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV
  • Express testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Referrals for termination of pregnancy

For smear tests, please visit your GP. You can also access most contraception including first and repeat prescriptions at your GP.

Oldham and Failsworth Sexual Health Clinics

Oldham Integrated Care Centre (walk in clinics available)

5th floor, Sexual health Oldham, Radcliffe St, Oldham , OL1 1NL

Free patient parking – tickets validated at meet and greet – up to 3 hours

 

Failsworth Primary Care Centre (walk in clinic only)

Sexual Health Oldham, Ashton Road West, Failsworth, M35 0AD

Free patient parking.

 

Glodwick Primary Care Centre

Sexual health Oldham, 1st Floor, Glodwick Road, Oldham, OL4 1YN

Free patient parking.

 

Royton Health & Wellbeing Centre

Sexual Health Oldham, 1st Floor, Park Street, Royton, OL2 6QW

Free patient parking.

Urgent symptoms

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 support out of hours, visit Oldham’s 8am to 8pm walk in service on the ground floor of the Oldham Integrated Care Centre on New Radcliffe Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. For an emergency or urgent help outside these hours, visit your nearest A&E which is likely to be Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2GH.

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

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 24-hour phone line: 0161 276 6515.

Call 0161 276 6515 Available 24h

Order a free STI test

Get free condoms

You can also get free condoms (under 25 and live in Oldham) through the c-card scheme. You only need to register once and then use your card like a credit card so you don’t have to ask for condoms at any of the venues if you feel embarrassed.

Anyone can get free condoms in our sexual health clinics, some GP surgeries and The George Tavern on George Square in Oldham Centre. The LGBT Foundation also provide free safer sex packs (condoms & lube) to people living in Greater Manchester. To find your nearest distribution point you can email them at men@lgf.org.uk or call 0845 330 3030.

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.

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