Urgent treatment

You may need urgent treatment if you have:

  • Had unprotected sex
  • Have unusual symptoms like increased discharge from the penis or vagina, pain in testicles, bleeding after or during sex or pain during sex.

For all urgent treatments we will try our best to give you a same day appointment if you phone our clinics during working hours. Please visit our Find a Clinic page for opening times and contact details across Wakefield, Barnsley, Wigan and Leigh.

If you are unable to call us during working hours and If you can’t wait, please dial 111 for immediate help and advice with any sexual health concern. This may result in you being asked to attend A&E. 

Emergency Contraception

There are two types of emergency contraception to stop unwanted pregnancy:

  • Contraceptive Pill: Take within 3 or 5 days of unprotected sex (depending on the brand) for it to be effective – the sooner you take it the more effective it’ll be.

Available from our sexual health clinics and GP surgeries, walk-in centres, pharmacies (some will charge) and A&E

  • IUD: Can be fitted up to 5 days after unprotected sex, or up to 5 days after the earliest time you could have ovulated, for it to be effective

Available from our sexual health clinics and GP surgeries

If you have had unprotected sex there is a risk of pregnancy and so please contact our clinics as soon as possible. If you are unable to call us during working hours and If you can’t wait, please dial 111 for immediate help and advice with any sexual health concern.  

PEP

PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) is medication that can offer some protection against the HIV virus within the first 72 hours of possible infection. Though it isn’t guaranteed to work – If you think you have been exposed to HIV, you should contact your local sexual health service as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. In the event that the sexual health clinic is closed you should go to A&E immediately. Learn more about HIV here.

If you are a victim of sexual abuse or rape, please visit our web page here for details of support services.