Welcome to The Outreach Team (Rochdale and Bury) Sexual Health Service

Support for young people in Rochdale and Bury

Where to find us

Townside Primary Care Centre 

3rd Floor Townside Primary Care Centre, 1 Knowsley Place, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0SN
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Nye Bevan House

3rd Floor Nye Bevan House Maclure Road, Rochdale, OL11 1DN
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Call 01706 676474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Targeted 1:1 support

We offer 1:1 educational support around 6 topics:

  • Sexual health
  • Puberty
  • Period
  • Pleasure
  • Pornography
  • Self-esteem and body image
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The C-Card scheme

About C-Card

Condoms can help to reduce infection risks and prevent unplanned pregnancy.

C-Card is a free condom issuing scheme for anyone aged 13 to 19, no matter whether you’re having sex, thinking about having sex, or just curious about condoms.

A C-Card is a card similar to a bank card that allows you to get free condoms from participating venues such as libraries, youth clubs, sexual health clinics, schools and colleges.

Once you have your C Card you will be able to collect free condoms for your own use from any of the participating venues. You will be able to use your C Card a maximum of 10 times. After this, you will need to renew your card.

How to get a C-Card

The C-Card is available to young people under 19 in Rochdale, Oldham and Bury. You can get a C Card from a range of venues such as youth clubs or sexual health clinics. Depending on the venue, you may need to arrange an appointment to get registered to the scheme.

Please click on the image below to view or download our  list of C-Card registered venues.

We would advise you to contact the venue prior to attending to check that they are open. If you are having problems getting condoms please phone the C-Card team on 01706 676474

When registering, a trained worker will have a confidential chat with you. They will ask you some questions to make sure you’re safe and that they’re giving you the right advice and information. You will then receive your new C-Card and a ‘starter pack’ selection of free condoms.

Remember:

  • Even when using condoms you should consider regular screening for sexually transmitted infections every time you start a new relationship or every 12 months if you’re in a relationship.
  • If there is ever any type of condom failure or you’re worried that something went wrong during sex, you should seek advice about emergency contraception.
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Order free condoms online

If you are aged 16 and over living in Oldham, Bury or Rochdale, you can now order condoms free online. Lube is provided with all online orders.

Emergency contraception - contraceptive pills

If you are 16 and over living within Bury or Rochdale 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 01706 676474 Our phone line is available Monday – Friday  9am-5pm.

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Get tested at your local clinic

If you are under 16 without any symptoms or concerns, please 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 01706 676474 where we have staff happy to help.

Click here for more information on how to prepare for an STI appointment.

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Order a free STI test

If you live are aged 16 and over living within Bury or Rochdale , 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.

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.

Express testing

If you are aged 16 and over without any symptoms or concerns, you can also pick up an express test from your local sexual health clinics:

Townside Primary Care Centre 

Nye Bevan House

Book an appointment online

You can book an appointment online for the following:

  • Symptomatic STI 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 01706 676474 to arrange an appointment.

  • Repeat contraception
  • Treatment
  • Pregnancy testing
  • PrEP
  • PEPSE
  • 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 01706 676474

Call 01706 676474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Other ways to make an appointment with our team

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our team, please contact 01706 676474.

You can also contact a member of the team via email to arrange an appointment. Email vcl.orbishyp@nhs.net.

Please note: If you contact us via email, this is not a secure method to send personal information. If you choose to contact us via email, you are agreeing to transferring your information via this method.

Call 01706 676474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Contraception

If you need  advice or information about the different methods of contraception you can contact us on 01706 676474 to make an appointment

Our nurses will provide information and advice about the different methods that are available and help you to decide which method is best for you. You can also book an appointment online here.

Please click on the links below for more information about contraception.

Preparing for a contraception appointment

Methods of contraception

Which method is right for me

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Pregnancy testing

If you think you might be pregnant its important that you have a pregnancy test. You can contact one of clinics on 01706 676474. to make an appointment.

If you are 16 and over you can also order a test to be delivered to your home.

 

Call 01706 676474 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Support with a referral for an abortion

It’s scary to find out that you are pregnant when your pregnancy was unintended. Our nurses can help and support with a referral  if you decide that a abortion is the right choice for you. Please contact us on 01706 676474

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Professional referrals

If you are a professional and you need to refer a young person to us for support, please download the attached form and send the referral form to vcl.orbishyp@nhs.net.

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