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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 open 24 hours a day Monday to Friday.

 

Services available

  • Counselling and advice
  • Contraception (all types)
  • Coil and implant fitting and removal
  • Emergency contraception
  • Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV
  • Smear tests
  • 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.

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.