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Coronavirus and Accessing Sexual Health Services
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East Sussex Sexual Health Service NHS and East Sussex County Council.
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OUR LATEST NEWS...

Coronavirus and Accessing Sexual Health Services

With immediate effect, we have stopped all drop in and wait services and introduced a telephone assessment service in operation from our sexual health hubs in Station Plaza Hastings and Avenue House Eastbourne.

We have made this decision to reduce face to face consultations to protect the public that use our services and the people who work in our team.

Unless you have an appointment, do not visit but instead please call the service 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.

If you want a sexual health screen then it is best to order a home testing kit by following the link –  
Home Sampling

Due to staff shortages, we have closed all our outreach services in Uckfield, Hailsham and St Leonard’s and will not be running Saturday services in our hubs.  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) you should self-isolate and stay at home for 7 days.  Please tell us over the phone and do not come to our clinics if you develop these symptoms or if your household is in isolation.

You can find out more information about Coronavirus through this link -
covid-19 information

18-3-20-4pm

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.

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