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New Coronavirus Information

The specialist Sexual health service are still available to all. We will continue to offer a self-referral service, however, our drop in and wait services are still suspended so please do not visit unless you have a pre-arranged appointment. In line with national guidance, we continue to limit face to face appointments to protect the public that use our services and the people who work in our team. However, the picture is changing and our services are expanding in line with government guidance. We are starting to re-introduce limited Coil and Implant appointment so please keep an eye on this website as our services gradually increase.

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.45pm our telephone and video link assessment service is in operation from our sexual health hubs in Station Plaza Hastings and Avenue House Eastbourne where you will speak to a trained clinician who will triage your needs and make a face to face appointment with you if necessary.

Please be assured that if you need to be seen we will arrange for you to come into one of our clinics.  If you attend our clinics you will be asked to wear facial covering. Please call the service on Freephone 0808 1681282 OR Avenue House Eastbourne on 0300 1314537 OR Station Plaza Hastings on 01424 464750.

We may be able to meet some or your needs by
• Posting medication including contraception
• Sexual health screen Home testing kits   –  Home Sampling
• Free condoms available via post  – Postal Condoms
• Emergency Contraception for all via the sexual health clinics on 0808 1681282

If you’re over 16 you can also order emergency hormonal contraception (the morning after pill) online from the following link – Order Free Home Delivery Emergency Contraception

Uckfield, Hailsham and St Leonard’s sessions remain closed. If you would have used these services then please call the hubs and we will assess the best way to meet your sexual health need.

We would like to remind patients accessing the sexual health services that if you have a new continuous cough OR high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher) OR a loss of smell or taste (Anosmia), you should self-isolate and stay at home for 7 days.  You can find out more information about Coronavirus through this link - Covid-19 Government Guidance  

Sexual health Coronavirus Information for people living with HIV

NEW OPENING HOURS FROM 1st SEPTEMBER 2020

Avenue House, Eastbourne: Monday 08:30 to 19:10, Tuesday 08:30 to 17:10, Wednesday 13:00 to 19:10, Thursday 08:30 to 15:10 and Friday 08:30 to 17:10.

Station Plaza, Hastings: Monday and Tuesday 08:30 to 19:10, Wednesday 13:00 to 15:10, Thursday 08:30 to 17:10 and Friday 08:30 to 17:10.

12-6-20-5pm

Hailsham, St Leonards and Uckfield outreach services.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis with immediate effect our outreach services in Hailsham, St Leonards and Uckfield will be closed until further notice.

For Sexual Health Services please call on Freephone 0808 1681282 OR Avenue House Eastbourne on 0300 1314537 OR Station Plaza Hastings on 01424 464750 to be assessed by telephone.

If you need to come in we will then arrange an appointment for you to attend.

The Hailsham Clinic will reopen on alternate weeks from Wednesday 30th September 2020.

The Uckfield Clinic will reopen on alternate weeks from Tuesday 8th September 2020.

20-3-20

Specialist Sexual Health Services offering bookable appointments.

From 1st of February, Specialist Sexual Health Services are offering bookable appointment each day. The appointments will be available to book 48 hours in advance. Drop in and Wait appointments will also be available each day.

Please go to the
clinic pages for details of the ‘bookable appointments’ and ‘drop in and wait’ times.

22-1-20
10-1-20

Give HIV the finger

National HIV Testing Week is this week and it is a great time to get tested and know your HIV status. A finger-prick test is all it takes.
Check out
https://www.startswithme.org.uk/ for more info.

Important News Regarding Services Changing

From 1st of  November 2019, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will no longer be offering weekly outreach services from Bexhill Health Centre and The Beacon GP Practice – Crowborough. Contraception and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and treatment of simple infections can be accessed via your GPs

Please use the
‘How Can we help you today?’ service finder on the home page of this website to find your new local service options.

06-10-19

Avenue House, Eastbourne now has a new phone number:

0300 13 14 537

24-09-19

Protect Against STIs

New campaign targeting young people aged 16-24 years old. Includes personal stories about contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and why people did not use condoms.

Read more here

15-08-19

Sex Wise

A fresh new website to help you make healthy, safe and informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health, with honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, sexual pleasure and wellbeing.

Visit the site by clicking here

13-07-19

It's harder to spell chlamydia than it is to catch.

Chlamydia is found in 1 in 12 people tested. It's easy to catch, easy to pass on and easy to notice. Thankfully it's just as easy to test for and treat. Chlamydia can make you sterile if it isn't treated. Take a chance or take the test?

Now that's an easy decision.

If you're 15-24, order a FREE Home Test Kit online at freetest.me

12-06-19

Have you seen our FACEBOOK page?

‘Like’ our Facebook page for up to date information and news on sexual health in East Sussex.

10-01-18