The Northern Sexual Health, Contraception & HIV Service
The Northern Sexual Health, Contraception &
HIV Service is a partnership led by Central Manchester University
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, together with the University of
South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) and Pennine Acute
Hospitals NHS Trust (PAHT). In 2016, this partnership was
awarded the contracts for providing integrated sexual and
reproductive health services across the city of Manchester, and
also for the boroughs of Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.
The new integrated service will offer routine,
intermediate and specialist sexual and reproductive health
provision including the testing and treatment of sexually
transmitted infections, contraception and emergency
All clinic locations, opening times and contact telephone
numbers remain the same.
A comprehensive new website is under development and should be
available in early 2017.
The service also provides easily accessible clinical advice and
support to a range of health professionals including GPs, practice
nurses, pharmacists, and other contraception, sexual health and HIV
teams across Greater Manchester. The Hathersage Centre, the
main hub of the service, co-ordinates postgraduate training for
health professionals from across the North West.
We are committed to providing friendly, confidential and
accessible services that include:
- Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections,
- All methods of contraception
- Emergency contraception
- Free condoms
- Pregnancy tests
- Abortion information
- Dedicated services for young people under 25 'FRESH' - details
- Reproductive health advice and referral
- Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
In addition to our walk-in clinics we also provide specialist
services, many of which are by appointment. These
- Psychosexual counselling
- Menopause care
- Treatment for uncomplicated sexually transmitted
- Outreach contraception services for clients with special
- Highly specialised contraception
- IUD and implant clinics.
For details of the pharmacy emergency contraception scheme,
please contact NHS Direct on 111.
Please note we do not provide smear tests - these are available
at your GP surgery.
Support for health professionals
- Professional telephone hotline for advice for health
0161 701 1555
- Teaching and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level,
and for medical and nursing staff - this included 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.
The Hathersage Centre, 280 Upper Brook Street, Manchester M13
0FH, tel: 0161 701 1555
Withington Community Hospital, Nell Lane, Withington, M20 2L,
tel: 0161 217 3553
Forum Health, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX, tel: 0161
North and East
Cheetham Primary Care Centre, 244 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester
M8 8U, tel: 0161 202 8795
Newton Heath Sure Start Centre,1 Great Newton Street (off
Droylsden Road), Manchester M40 1GX, tel: 0161 672 0200
Harpurhey Health Centre, 1 Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester M9
4BE, tel: 0161 861 2400
Location details and opening times.
Choices Centre (for all age groups), 1 High Bank Side
Road, Stockport SK1 1HG
Central Youth (for under 25s only), 1 St Peters
Square, Stockport SK1 1NZ
Abacus Centre (previously called Adswood) for all age
groups, 120 Garners Lane, Adswood,
Stockport SK3 8QW (only on Friday mornings by
Call 0161 426 5599, Monday to Friday 10am - 12 noon and 1 - 4pm
for further details about drop-in and appointment sessions or go to
Central Youth's website at www.centralyouth.org.uk
for information about clinics for young people.
Orange Rooms, Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old St,
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR, tel: 0161 342 7101
9.00am - 4.00pm walk-in
9.00am - 12 noon walk in; 3.00pm - 6.30pm walk-in
Pre-arranged procedure appointments
9.00am - 6.30pm walk-in
9.00am - 12.30pm walk-in
Urmston Clinic, 74 Princess Road, Trafford M41 5SQ, tel:
0161 749 1160
For information on opening times, please call 0161 749 1160 or
Trafford clinic opening times
For more information about services, call the Patient Advice
Line, tel: 0161 701 1555/0161 217 3553 (weekdays 2.30pm -
3.30pm) or e-mail: email@example.com.
A comprehensive range of Information leaflets regarding all
methods of contraception and sexually transmitted infections is
available at www.fpa.org.uk/helpandadvice/contraception.