East Sussex Sexual Health Service and East Sussex County Council
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Specialist Sexual Health

Coronavirus and Accessing Sexual Health Services

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have suspended all drop in and await services. 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

Free condoms are available via post. Please order from the following link – postal condoms

If you’re under 16 you can access emergency contraception 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 the morning after pill

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) OR a loss of smell or taste (Anosmia), 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

Sexual health related Coronavirus Information for people Living with HIV

18-3-20-4pm

Specialist sexual health services offer the complete range of contraceptive, sexual health and HIV services and will see anyone. It is confidential and your details are not included in main GP or hospital records without your permission.

There are 2 Main centres that can offer all the services – Avenue House Eastbourne and Station Plaza Hastings. These services are open Monday to Saturday. Our other services are outreach services and offer a variety of services at different times of the week.

All our services offer:

  • Drop in and appointment sessions for assessment, testing, diagnosis and treatment of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and genital conditions
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • A Full Contraceptive Services is available to any woman of any age from the South east counties with the exception of visitors from some inner London areas. Emergency Hormonal Contraception and start up contraception is available to all.
  • Contraceptive pills, implants and coils are on offer in Avenue House Eastbourne and Station Plaza Hastings but can also be on offer in some of our outreach services
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Condoms and CCard
  • Screening and vaccination for those at sexual risk of Hepatitis A and B
  • Sexual dysfunction counselling services