Young people below the age of 25 in East Lancashire can now access sexual health services at various locations across the area.
The clinics, run by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Contraception and Sexual Health (CaSH) service in partnership with Brook, the young people’s charity, are open to people aged up to 25. Health experts are at hand to provide comprehensive contraceptive services and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections including HIV in a single appointment.
The clinics operate at Brook Burnley (64 Bank Parade, Burnley, BB11 1TS), Monday to Saturday; Acorn Primary Health Care Centre (421 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1RT), Monday to Friday; and Colne Health Centre (Craddock Road, Colne, BB8 0JZ) Monday and Thursday. More sessions are to be announced. For detailed clinic times telephone 01772 401140.
Sue Capstick, service line manager for sexual health at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Young people under the age of 25 in East Lancashire can now access our specialist services at a variety of locations. We’re delighted to be able to provide this service which means young people can access excellent, high quality sexual health care. Young people in East Lancashire can now be confident that they are able to access appropriate care and make choices that are right for them.”
Earlier this year, the Trust’s CaSH service was awarded the Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark, a quality assurance programme for service providers that assists in measuring how well the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender service users, volunteers and staff are met.
To contact your local CaSH team, book an appointment or find out about ‘drop-ins,’ call 01772 401140. There are clinics and different session times across Lancashire. To find out more about services in your area, visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/cash-lancashire.