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

UPDATE 20th December 2021

From 20th December 2021, there will be no change to how patients can access Leeds Sexual Health. Our walk-in service is still suspended and to access the service you will need to ring 0113 3920333 to book an appointment.

You can seek advice and guidance using our live chat (where available), if we are offline but you need particular advice then please email lcht.lshadvice@nhs.net.

There are over 30 sexual health pharmacies in Leeds who can provide free emergency contraception. Find your nearest service, including other organisations who may be able to offer support regarding sexual health, here: https://leedssexualhealth.com/service-finder

We ask that patients continue with social distancing and wear face coverings when coming into clinic.

UPDATE 9th August 2021

Due to low staffing levels, our hours on the webchat may be reduced. If we are offline but you need particular advice then please email lcht.lshadvice@nhs.net.

UPDATE - 19th July 2021

From 19th July 2021, there will be no change to how patients access Leeds Sexual Health. We will not be operating a walk in service at this present time.

To access the service, you will still need to ring 0113 3920333. We ask that patients continue with social distancing and wear face coverings when coming into clinic.

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 send our team an email at lcht.lshadvice@nhs.net. Alternatively, you can use our web chat. Our advice line and web chat are open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm (excluding bank holidays).

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/