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Contraception & Sexual Health Service

The Palatine Contraception & Sexual Health Service (CASH) provides high quality, open access, walk-in Contraception and Sexual Health services to men and women of all ages across six sites in Manchester.

The Palatine Contraception & Sexual Health Service (CASH) is Consultant led and provides high quality, open access, walk-in Contraception & Sexual Health services to men and women of all ages across six sites in Manchester.

We also provide specialised services including: Services for young people aged under 25 (FRESH), sexually transmitted infection management, outreach (clinical and non-clinical) for vulnerable groups, psychosexual counselling, and other reproductive health clinics e.g. colposcopy and menopause.

The service also provides easily accessible clinical advice and support to a range of professionals e.g. GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists and other CASH services within Greater Manchester.

The CASH Service Headquarters at the Hathersage Centre co-ordinates post graduate training for health professionals from across the North West.


1. The Hathersage Centre, 280 Upper Brook Street, Manchester M13 0FH
2. Withington Community Hospital, Nell Lane, Withington, M20 2LR
3. Forum Health, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX
4. Cheetham Primary Care Centre, 244 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8UP
5. Newton Heath Sure Start Centre,1 Great Newton Street, Off Droylsden Road, Manchester M40 1GX
6. Harpurhey Health Centre, 1 Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester M9 4BE

Contact Details:

Patient Advice Line open weekdays from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm on 0161 701 1555/0161 217 3553

The Hathersage Centre Tel: 0161 701 1555
Forum Health Tel: 0161 435 3509
Withington Community Hospital Tel: 0161 217 3553
Cheetham Primary Care Centre Tel: 0161 202 8795
Harpurhey Health Centre Tel: 0161 861 2400
Newton Heath Sure Start Centre Tel: 0161 672 0200

FRESH clinics for under 25s - See below for details. Tel: 0161 701 1555.


Dr Asha Kasliwal, Clinical Director, Consultant

Dr Hilary Natusch, Consultant

Dr Noreen Khan, Consultant

Dr Nicky Waddell, Associate Specialist

Julie Gallagher, Nurse Manager


We are committed to providing friendly, confidential and accessible services that include:

• All methods of contraception
• Emergency contraception
• Free condoms
• Pregnancy tests
• Abortion information
• Cervical smears
• RUCLEAR Chlamydia screening programme (www.ruclear.co.uk)
• Testing for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
• Dedicated services for young people under 25 'FRESH'
• Reproductive health advice and referral.

In addition to our walk-in clinics we also provide specialist services many of which are by appointment. These include:

• Psychosexual counselling
• Menopause care
• Treatment for uncomplicated sexually transmitted infections
• Outreach contraception services for clients with special needs
• Highly specialised contraception 
• IUD and Implant clinics

• Cervical smears

RUCLEAR Chlamydia Screening Programme is available for the under 25s at all clinics.

For details of the pharmacy emergency contraception scheme, please contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

Support for health professionals include:

• Professional telephone hotline for advice for health professionals
0161 701 1555.
• Teaching and training for undergraduate, postgraduate, medical & nursing; including clinical placements and local update courses -for further details contact the Regional Training Office on 0161 701 1539.


You can self refer and walk in to any of our clinics or we can accept referrals from GPs and other health professionals.

For details of the appointment clinics, please contact The Hathersage Centre on 0161 701 1555.

Additional Information:

FRESH clinics are available at four different health centres. Below are the clinics with their contact details and opening times.

Location details and Opening Times.

In addition to the walk in clinics, appointments are available at a range of times for: smears, implants & IUDs (coils). For details contact:  0161 901 1555.

The service has led in the development of innovative partnerships aimed at improving the range and accessibility of contraception and sexual health services e.g. supporting pharmacies in the provision of emergency contraception.

A comprehensive range of Information leaflets regarding all methods of contraception and sexually transmitted infections can be accessed at www.fpa.org.uk/helpandadvice/contraception.

Patient Information Leaflet - Testing for STIs