Welcome to Sexual Health Bury
We provide free and confidential sexual health services in Bury. This includes information and advice on all types of contraception and STI testing and treatment. Our service is confidential, non-judgemental and for people of all ages, genders and orientations.
Due to high demand we have introduced a waiting list for access to implant removals or fittings and coil fittings. If you contact the service to request one of these procedures we will add you to our waiting list, and a member of the team will contact you when an appointment is available. Thank you for your patience.
Services available in Bury and Radcliffe
- Our clinics
- Clinic walkthrough video
- Urgent help
- Rape and abuse
- Emergency contraception – IUD
- Emergency contraception – contraceptive pills
- The Outreach Team – Bury and Rochdale
- Postal testing
- Get tested at your local clinic
- Express testing
- Getting your results
- Treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including people living with HIV
- Partner notification
- Get free condoms
- Pregnancy testing
- Book an appointment online
- Cervical cytology (smear test)
- Support with making a referral for an abortion
- Our performance
- Local links
Sexual Health Clinics in Bury and Radcliffe
3rd Floor Townside Primary Care Centre, 1 Knowsley Place, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0SN
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Radcliffe Primary Care Centre (Closed due to COVID-19)
Radcliffe Primary Care Centre, Church Street West, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 2SP
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If you have any of the following urgent symptoms, please call us ASAP.
- Severe stomach pains with heavy bleeding (women only)
- Severe pain in your testicles (men only),
- Very painful blisters,
- Very painful ulcers and/or unusual discharge from your genitals.
Rape and abuse
If you’ve been sexually assaulted, please don’t suffer alone. It’s important that you’re seen as soon as possible for physical and emotional support. You can call us straight away but we recommend you first contact your nearest Sexual Assault & Referral Centre (SARC) which is St Marys SARC, located in St Mary’s Hospital, York Place, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL (opposite the Whitworth Art Gallery). If you need support you can contact the 24 hr helpline on 0161 276 6515.
Emergency contraception - IUDs
Emergency IUDs are the most effective form of emergency contraception and can be fitted at our sexual health clinics, please call us on 0300 303 8565
Emergency contraception - contraceptive pills
If you are 16 and over living within Bury, you can order FREE emergency hormonal contraception to be delivered to your home. We have partnered with SH:24 to provide this service.
You can also pick free emergency hormonal contraception from one of our local pharmacies. please click here for more information.
You can also access emergency contraception at your local hub, please contact us on 0300 303 8565. Our phone line is available Monday – Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm.
The Outreach Team - Bury and Rochdale
Our Outreach Team offers support and education to young people aged 13-19 living in Bury and Rochdale. We also see vulnerable young people and adults with special educational needs and looked after children up until the age of 25.
For more information on our Young Peoples Service in Bury and Rochdale click here.
Order a free STI test
If you live in Bury and are aged 16 and over, without any symptoms or concerns, then you can access our postal testing service online. Our online postal testing service is free and we offer Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis testing.
Your postal test can be delivered to your home address or to your hub.
Postal testing is not suitable for patients under 16. If you are under 16 without any symptoms or concerns, please contact us on 01706 676474 to make an appointment.
Get tested at your local clinic
If you are under 16, without any symptoms or concerns you can contact us on 01706 676474 to make an appointment.
If you have symptoms or concerns, you can book an appointment online, you can also contact us on 0300 303 8565, where we have staff happy to help.
If you are aged 16 and over and have no symptoms or concerns you can also pick up an express test from your local sexual health clinic.
3rd Floor Nye Bevan House Maclure Road, Rochdale, OL11 1DN
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If you are under 16, please contact your local service on 01706 676474 to arrange for an appointment.
Getting your results
Once you have taken your test, either in the service or by using our postal/express testing service, your sample must be tested at the laboratory.
- If your result is negative, this means you did not have an infection at the time you took your test, you will receive a text message to advise you of this.
- If your result is positive, or we need to discuss your result/test with you, you will receive a text to advise you to contact your local service.
We aim to provide all test results within 7-10 days. If you do not receive your results within 14 days, please contact your local clinic on 0300 303 8565.
Treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including people living with HIV
If you find out that you have an infection following testing, then you may need to attend the service for treatment. All treatment is free of charge.
If you’ve tested positive, your sexual partner(s) from the last six months need to know. Many people who have an STI do not notice anything wrong and, left untreated, STIs can lead to serious health problems. Telling them will help them to get tested and any treatment they need and may also stop you from getting infected again.
Most health services call the process of telling your partners “partner notification.” It is a completely confidential process.
Get free condoms
If you are aged 16 and over living in Bury, you can now order condoms free online. Lube is provided with all condoms. You can also pick up condoms from your local sexual health clinic.
If you are under 16 you can access condoms through our C-Card scheme, please click here for more information
If you think that you may be pregnant it is important to take a pregnancy test. You can purchase a test from your local pharmacy or supermarket or contact your local clinic to arrange an appointment on 0300 303 8565.
If you are aged 16 and over, you can also order a pregnancy test online.
Book an appointment online
You can book an appointment online for the following:
- Symptomatic testing
- To get a new method of contraception
- To change your method of contraception
- To discuss a coil or implant
- To remove a coil or implant
- For testing and contraception
We currently do not offer online appointments for the services below. Please contact your local clinic on 0300 303 8565 to arrange an appointment.
- Pregnancy testing
- HIV appointments
- Cervical screening
- Diaphragm the cap and the vaginal ring
If you are experiencing barriers in accessing repeat contraception at your GP, please contact us on 0300 303 8565.
Psycho-sexual counselling and support, including support with erectile dysfunction
Psychosexual therapy uses an integrated approach to working with sexual problems.
What problems can be referred?
Non gender specific:
- Loss of desire
- Pain during sex or inability to have penetrative sex.
This service is by appointment only. You need to be referred by your GP to access this service.
We are now commissioned to provide PrEP, free of charge to all users who meet the eligibility criteria.
PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis involves HIV negative people taking HIV medication as a method of helping to prevent HIV infection. Recent research has shown that if taken correctly, this medication is highly effective at preventing HIV infection.
PrEP does not protect against any other STI’s, only HIV. You will need to take other precautions in addition to PrEP to protect yourself from all other STI’s. We recommend regular STI testing if you are on PrEP and you should have a HIV test every 3 months.
PEPSE (anti-HIV medication)
PEPSE can stop HIV infection taking hold after the virus has entered the body. However, it is an emergency measure to be used as a last resort, for example if a condom breaks. Please call us if you think you need PEPSE on: 0300 303 8565 . You can get this from Sexual health and HIV clinics, Accident & Emergency. Regular family doctors (GPs) don’t give PEPSE.
Cervical cytology (smear test)
Cervical screening (a smear test) is a test to check the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening of your womb to the vagina. A cervical screening test is offered to all women aged 25-64. Please click here for more information re cervical screening
You can now visit your local hub to have a cervical screen. Please contact us on 0300 303 8565 to make an appointment. Please remember to bring your cervical screen invitation letter with you to your appointment.
You can also visit your local GP to access this service.
Support with making a referral for an abortion