23/03/22, IMPORTANT UPDATE – WE ARE STILL OPEN, BUT OUR WIGAN CLINIC HAS MOVED TEMPORARILY TO LEIGH HEALTH CENTRE.
Due to the pandemic, some of our services have changed. Our top priority is the safety of our patients and staff, so please contact us via phone in the first instance.
~ For anyone 19 and over, drop-in/walk-in services have stopped temporarily. Please ring us for a phone consultation appointment on 01942 949167.
~ We are still delivering care by phone consultations – we have not closed. Our telephone lines for appointments open at 8:30am, Mon-Fri.
~ If you already have a face-to-face appointment, please ring us after 9am to check whether the clinic is still running.
Spectrum Sexual Health Service is still here for you, but we have to adapt due to increasing cases of COVID-19. With the situation ever-changing, follow us on social media for the latest updates. Thank you for your understanding.
Experiencing symptoms of a STI?
It is important to get advice if you are experiencing anything which isn’t normal for you such as discharge or pain.
Who to contact
- Spectrum The Galleries (01942 949167)
- Your GP
- Sullivan Way Sexual Health Clinic (079744 90068)
Think you might have HIV?
Testing for HIV can still be arranged.
Who to contact:
Online testing is available through https://freetesting.hiv/ or contact Spectrum The Galleries (01942 949167) or Sullivan Way Surgery (079744 90068).
You may also be able to arrange for a HIV test through your GP if you prefer.
Had unprotected sex with someone who has HIV?
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a preventative medication to take if you think you are at risk of contracting HIV. It must be started as soon as possible and definitely within 3 days of exposure.
Who to contact:
- Spectrum The Galleries (01942 483 188)
If you have HIV and would like support
You can still receive online and phone support.
Who to contact:
George House Trust can give support on 0161 274 4499 or email@example.com
HIV patients are strongly advised to visit the British HIV association website which has extensive information on COVID-19 – BHIVA COVID-19 updates.
There is advice on the use of PREP at https://spectrumhealth.org.uk/services/sexual-health/prep
Condoms can still be purchased online, through your local pharmacy or supermarket. There are also free condoms available for specific groups.
Who to contact?
In addition to obtaining condoms from pharmacy or supermarkets:
- 16-25 years olds can obtain free condoms through Spectrum’s C-card scheme (go to https://spectrumhealth.org.uk/services/sexual-health/c-card-registration/ or ring Spectrum The Galleries on01942 949167)
- Request condoms if collecting medication from Spectrum clinic
- LGBT Foundation can provide free condoms for the LGBT community- http://www.lgbt.foundation/condoms/order
- BHA for Equality can provide free condoms to over 18s (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
- People accessing Emergency Hormonal Contraception through pharmacies in Wigan can also obtain free condoms.
If you are over 25, cannot access a pharmacy or supermarket and need condoms, ring Spectrum on 01942 949167 or Sullivan Way Surgery 079744 90068