About Sexual Health Services

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Open Minds

At the service we are proud to support Open Minds and the emotional and mental well-being of young people.  We understand that where individuals feel happy, positive and confident about their futures this has a direct impact on sexual health, for example through better use of contraception.

The open minds website has a whole range of resources and information for young poeple, and parents to help during these trying times and more information can be found here or by clicking on the Open minds image. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

PLEASE NOTE

We are still seeing patients.  However, if you need our service please ring clinic on 01422 261370 (between 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday) to be triaged over the phone and an appointment will be offered where appropriate.

We apologise for the inconvenience but must take all reasonable precautions in line with medical advice and government guidance.

We also have an "Ask the expert" section on the website which can be used to make non-urgent queries and a member of our clinical staff will reply as soon as possible.  Further information on service provision or changes will be posted here or through Facebook and twitter.

 

To see the more information on the virus see the Trusts webpage showing information and key links to find out more. Just click here

Our vision:

“Together, we will provide a first class, confidential, treatment and educational service which will help to improve the sexual health of one and all. “A place where people want to go and people want to work”.

 

We aim to provide a positive experience to all those who use our service, regardless of gender or sexuality, which is;

 

·         Welcoming

·         Compassionate

·         Caring

·         Non-judgemental

 

If you have visited us and left feeling that we could have done better please let us know how through our CONTACT US page.

Calderdale

We provide fully integrated sexual health service based at Broad Street Plaza in Halifax, with satellite clinics in Todmorden and Brighouse. This provides a ‘one stop shop’ for testing and treatment for genital infections, all methods of contraception and HIV care. Click here for clinic locations.

Huddersfield

The Genitourinary Medicine Department at the Princess Royal closed on 31 March 2016.  Kirklees Sexual Health Services will be provided by Locala (located at the front of the building, signposted ‘Contraception & Sexual Health’ from 1 April 2016.  For appointments and enquiries please ring 030 330 9981.

The HIV service is now located at the Portland Clinic, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Lindley, Huddersfield, HD3 3EA (lower ground floor - follow signs for the 'South Drive Outpatient' department).  Please visit our opening times page to find out about the services' appointment times.

"Test & Go" Service

For some people a using the "Test & Go" route provides a quicker and more convenient service.  However, this would not be suitable for all patients and a brief questionnaire will need to be completed beforehand to determine whether a simple test & Go would be suitable or whether you would benefit from further assessment.

To find out whether this option is right for you, talk to our receptionists when you attend.

Chlamydia Screening

We run the Chlamydia screening programme in Calderdale. Click here for further information

Contraception

 

A full range of contraceptive methods including Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) and condoms

Long acting Reversible Contraception(LARC)

 

Implant, Injection, hormonal and non- hormonal coils.

Emergency Contraception

Including Emergency Hormonal Contraceptive Pill and Emergency non-hormonal coil. Click here for further information

Deep Implant Removal

Appointment will be given for management of deep or non-palpable implants.

Pregnancy Test

We offer pregnancy tests at all our sites.

Unplanned Pregnancy and Abortion Service

Referral into unplanned pregnancy and termination service. For further information on pregnancy choices please click here

Hepatitis Testing

We test all patients at risk of Hepatitis B and C and if found to be positive will refer on to the appropriate specialist within the Trust. Hepatitis B vaccinations will be offered to patients accessing the department who are felt to be at risk.

Rapid HIV Testing

A point of care test for HIV is available where a provisional result can be given at the same visit.

HIV

Individuals who have a positive HIV test will be referred into the HIV service within the department. The HIV service welcomes individuals who may want to transfer their care from another area. Please click here for more information

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP/PEPSE)

The service offers post exposure prophylaxis treatment for HIV. Individuals who feel that they have been at risk need to access this treatment within 72 hours of possible exposure. This is available from any A&E and our or any other similar sexual health service.

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

The service supports and provides SRE in schools and colleges. Support includes staff training, direct delivery of sessions, and help to consult both parents and pupils in developing RSE provision.

Training

We run a comprehensive training programme for both non healthcare and healthcare professionals. Please click here for further information on training.

How to get results

Results are usually available within 7 days on our 24 hour results line. Please call 01484 423529. You will need your clinic number to hand.

Testing and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections and other genital infections

We provide testing and treatment for both sexually and non-sexually transmitted infections to individuals and their partner(s).There is a strong emphasis on health promotion and prevention. A routine asymptomatic screen includes testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis. People with symptoms will be offered a full range of tests done including microscopy for immediate diagnosis and treatment in one clinic visit.  

We support individuals to engage in partner notification to get partners tested and treated. All treatment of sexually transmitted infections and provision of contraception is free and the service is confidential. Any young people accessing the service can be assured of their confidentiality, however in some circumstances it might be in the young person’s interest for information to be shared. This will be discussed with the young person at the time of the consultation.