What we do

What we provide

  • Advice and free provision of all contraceptive methods (pills, implant, injection etc)
  • Free condoms
  • Emergency Contraception (Also available at local Walk In Centres and some pharmacies.)
  • Intra-uterine device (IUD, Copper Coil) and Mirena Intra-uterine system (hormone coil/IUS). Patients requesting Intra-uterine methods may need to be assessed by a qualified clinician. Occasionally an appointment may be necessary.
  • Pregnancy testing (bring an early morning sample if you are able to)
  • Abortion counselling/referral for abortion
  • Pre-conceptual advice
  • Advice regarding sexually transmitted infections with screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis infections for asymptomatic patients.
  • Community GUM clinic with some additional testing for those with symptoms.
  • Advice on vaginal discharge
  • Information and advice on reproductive health issues such as menopause, pre-menstrual tension, heavy periods
  • Advice on sexual problems and referral for psychosexual counselling/therapy
  • Cervical Smears
  • Advice on fertility awareness and control
  • Advice on permanent methods (Sterilisation and Vasectomy)

We do NOT provide

  • Investigations, treatment or referral for gynaecological problems (we refer via your GP)
  • Prescriptions for drugs other than for GUM/contraceptive methods (please see your GP)
  • Care for general medical issues e.g. chest problems, skin problems (please see your GP)
  • We work closely with the local GUM departments and will refer you to be seen within the local services for some more complex problems

Appointments based services

  • Erectile Dysfunction (for people with a Knowsley GP only - referral via GP )
  • Psychosexual Counselling (referral via health care professional – visit one of our sessions)
  • Complex contraceptive issues (referral via health care professional – visit one of our sessions)
  • IUD / IUS Appointments available (through in –house referral only)