Sexual Health Service

The Sexual Health Service operates across some GP practices in Lancaster, offering free and confidential sexually transmitted infection screening, peace of mind checks and HIV testing.

Our sexual health service is:

  • Free: There are no prescription costs if you require treatment
  • Confidential: Nothing is recorded on your main GP record because the sexual health service keeps its own confidential records
  • For everyone: We welcome people of all ages with or without symptoms, and are registered to any GP practice. You do not have to be registered with a Lancaster GP to use the service, and
  • Non-judgemental: Our friendly and experienced team are here to support you and your sexual health.

Local Clinics

A number of clinics are held across Lancaster every week:

Lancaster University Health Centre01524 541653Every Monday afternoon during term time
Dalton Square01524 541653Alternate Tuesday afternoons
Owen Road01524 541653Alternate Tuesday afternoons
Queen Square Healthub01524 580970Every Wednesday afternoon

Unfortunately we are unable to offer walk-in appointments, please book an appointment by calling our dedicated sexual health phone lines which are open during normal working hours.

If we’re not running a clinic on a day that you need an appointment, we can signpost you to an alternative local clinic.

What to expect

Your clinician will discuss the reason for your visit and will ask you some questions about your medical and sexual history which will enable them to decide what tests and treatment may be needed.

Everything that you tell the clinician will be treated in the strictest of confidence – we understand it’s difficult, but please be as honest as you can. Your clinician will not be shocked by anything you tell them, and they will be experienced in testing for all kinds of infections.

You will have swabs taken and a blood test offered.

Please ensure you give us at least two methods of contact. If any of your test results are positive, we will contact you within two weeks.

All treatment is free. You will either be treated on the day you attend or when your results are back.

Lancashire Sexual Health Services 

NHS Website – Sexual Health