The clinic is based in the outpatients B department at Stepping
Hill Hospital. The clinic provides a friendly and confidential environment
providing treatment and advice for all issues relating to sexual health.
The service is linked to South Manchester University Hospital and the
satellite HIV clinic is linked with North Manchester General Hospital.
The service provides both doctor and nurse led sessions on a daily basis.
Monday – afternoon
Tuesday – morning
Wednesday – afternoon/evening
Thursday – morning
Friday – morning
All clinics are by appointment only.
If you wish to make an appointment please telephone: 0161 419 5370/5371.
Our aim is to provide an efficient sexual health service which is
confidential, non-judgemental and appropriate to the client as an individual.
Sexual health is important for everybody.
Practicing safer sex and using condoms may protect you from sexually transmitted infections.
We provide the following services:
Testing for the common sexually transmitted infections such as
chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis
Treatment for genital herpes and genital warts
Treatment for other genital infections such as thrush
Advice / information on sexual health
Testing for HIV and hepatitis B (if indicated)
Vaccination for hepatitis B (if indicated)
Specialist treatment for those who are HIV positive
We will ensure that your visit to the clinic is as quick and as comfortable
as possible. Should any delays occur during your visit an explanation will be
given. It is expected that most new patients attending will spend
approximately 1.5 hours in clinic. Preliminary results of some investigations
may be available before you leave the department, depending on the reason for
All treatments provided by the service are free of charge and dispensed
on site. Occasionally, if items are out of stock you will be given a
prescription to attend the hospital pharmacy (free of charge).
All details of your attendance, condition and treatment are held in
strictest confidence. Nobody will be informed of your clinic visit without
your permission. If you are attending with a referral letter you can expect
a reply to be sent back unless you indicate otherwise. All specimens leaving
the clinic are identified by your unique clinic number and date of birth only.
Your records are kept in the department separate from general hospital
If a member of staff sees you outside the clinic they will not acknowledge
you unless you acknowledge them.
Only in exceptional circumstances will confidentiality be broken. If this
is applicable you will be informed. If you want more information on this
matter, please ask a member of staff.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a teaching hospital.
This means that a nursing or medical student may be present during your
consultation and examination. If you are unhappy with this please inform
a member of staff on your arrival.
The clinic operates an appointment system therefore we are unable to
accommodate late arrivals. If you are late for your appointment it
is unlikely you will be seen.
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