Please keep checking this page for updates on changes to Leeds Sexual Health services.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the current situation, Leeds Sexual Health has now suspended all walk in clinics at all sites.

If you have symptoms of an STI, please call this number to speak to a member of our team: 0113 392 0333.

We will then triage you via telephone and if appropriate we will bring you into one of our clinics for treatment and/or medication.

If you need sexual health advice, please give our team a call on 0113 392 0334. Alternatively, you can use our web chat. Our advice line and web chat are open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

Thank you for your understanding and patience at this very challenging time.

Please note that our phone lines are closed on weekends and bank holidays.

Please check this page regularly for updates because this information and advice will be subject to change.

Contraception FAQs

During COVID-19 we are adhering to government advice and trying to reduce face-to-face contact as far as possible. For this reason, for our safety and for yours, we have changed the way we work and are carrying out telephone consultations. During this consultation we can offer advice, pick up prescriptions, or a face-to-face appointment depending on what is deemed most appropriate.

My implant has expired

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health has released guidance saying that the use of implants can be extended to 4 years. Therefore if your implant ran out less than a year ago you are still covered.

If you have any questions or concerns about this guidance feel free to give us a call and someone can discuss it with you.

My coil has expired

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health has released guidance saying that some coils can be effective and used for longer than originally advised. The 5 year Mirena hormonal coil can be used for up to 6 years. And 10 year copper coils can now be used for 12 years.

If you have any questions or concerns about this guidance feel free to give us a call and someone can discuss it with you.

I want my implant/coil removed

Government guidance is that routine removal be postponed. Because the full effect of COVID-19 on pregnancy is unknown and because removal requires a face-to-face appointment putting patients and staff at risk of infection, we are not removing contraception at this time. If you believe you have extenuating circumstances or wish to discuss further than give us a call and someone will phone you back to discuss.

I want to start contraception

We can give out the progestogen only (‘mini-pill’) from a phone consultation so please give us a call.

Fitting a coil or implant involves a prolonged face-to-face appointment. Therefore, we are providing initial consultations by phone consultation then arranging to bring you in to clinic for the procedure at our earliest convenience. Until normal service resumes we are setting up a virtual waiting list for all those wanting either of these methods so please phone us to discuss and arrange.

I think I need emergency contraception

We are still providing this service. Give us a call and someone will talk you through your options.

Link to The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health guidance can be found here:

https://www.fsrh.org/how-to-access-contraception-coronavirus/