Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on attending Sefton Sexual Health services Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sexual and Reproductive Health Patients

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public with a clinical need.

From Monday 23rd March 2020 Sefton Sexual Health is reducing clinic based consultations due to COVID-19 and we are therefore suspending the walk in service at all our clinical sites.

Please do not walk in and attend one of our clinics.

If you want testing for STIs but have no symptoms please order a test through the home testing service.

If you want to be seen about a problem related to your sexual health or you have a contraception need please phone 01695 656550 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

If you already have an appointment booked with any of our services we will be in touch to advise how you will be able to access our service.

Please be aware there may be a delay in answering the phone, but that you will be given the opportunity to make an appointment to speak to a doctor or nurse who will discuss the options with you over the telephone.

HIV Patients

Following advice from British HIV Association (BHIVA) recommend following CROI 2020, there continues to be no evidence that people with HIV are at higher risk of COVID-19, or severe disease if affected, and no evidence regarding the impact of viral load or CD4 on either of these.

Please follow national advice as provided from the Department of Health We also advise that patients have at least 30-days medication available and sufficient supply to allow for possible travel restrictions or quarantine.

If you need additional medication please contact SPA 01695 656550 and we will do our best to support you with accessing more medication.

We will be moving to telephone consultations for patients who it is appropriate to do so and we will contact to advise you regarding your upcoming appointments.

For current advice and guidance from the Department of Health follow this link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

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