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About this service
Our team of doctors and nurses provide Sexual Health Services across Blackpool and Lancashire. They deal with a variety of sexual health related conditions, providing testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), including HIV, in line with national guidelines.
All testing and treatment is free and confidential (see our confidentiality statement). Anybody can attend our service, we offer appointments and drop in clinics (Find your nearest clinic to book). We have gathered together some frequently asked questions that you might find useful before your visit. Tests available include: Chlamydia (If you are under 25… Read more »
General Under 25 Information When you attend Connect you can access a wide range of screening for Sexually transmitted infections: – Chlamydia; Gonnorhoea; HIV & Syphilis. The nurses can assess and treat patients experiencing symptoms of herpes and warts (occasionally you may be asked to attend the specialist centre at Whitegate Drive). If required the nurse may… Read more »
General Under 25 Information When you attend one of our Under 25 services in Lancashire, you can access a wide range of screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections: – Chlamydia; Gonorrhoea; HIV & Syphilis. The nurses can assess and treat patients experiencing symptoms of herpes and warts, please be aware you may be asked to attend… Read more »
Maintaining good sexual health during Covid-19
Please follow the current government guidelines on social distancing – up to date guidelines can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
There has never been a better time to get tested for sexually transmitted infections, in helping to ‘break the chain’ of transmission.
If everyone got tested during this time, infections could be lowered, and the impact on NHS services reduced.
Click the purple condom for postal testing options.
How can we help you?
If you need advice on Emergency Contraception, Sexual Health or Contraception please contact the service on 0300 1234 154. If you choose to go to a Lancashire pharmacy, we advise you call them first to check a pharmacist is on duty who can issue Emergency Contraception for free. (see pharmacy list for phone numbers). Please note Blackpool pharmacies do not offer a free Emergency Contraception service. Lancashire Pharmacies - Emergency Contraception
This is a practical guide produced by the faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) for women who need to access Sexual and Reproductive health services during the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
View our easy-read leaflet
Our Sexual Health Services are available for everyone and offer a range of services. We cover a wide geographic area and provide care to young people and adults. Often there can be barriers to accessing Sexual healthcare such as language issues, fear of being judged, anxiety around confidentiality and a perceived stigma. In this podcast, our consultant Dr Tina Dwivedi and her colleague Dr Babu aim to provide education and dispel myths around different aspects of Sexual Health: