Update from Derbyshire Community Health Services- Integrated Sexual Health team
Changes to Integrated Sexual Health re. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We have temporarily changed our sexual health services in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to protect our staff, patients and local communities.
We will no longer be accepting “walk-ins” at our clinics during this time.
Only urgent booked appointments will take place in our main clinics at Wheatbridge, Chesterfield and
London Road Community Hospital, Derby, Monday to Friday. Patients will be triaged via our
information and booking line
0800 328 3383
The Saturday clinics and community sexual health (peripheral) clinics are currently closed.
Please use our online services via the Your Sexual Health Matters website
Sexual Transmitted Infection
(STI) & HIV testing
(including testing and treatment for
chlamydia). For asymptomatic patients
and symptomatic patients.
Oral Contraception & Emergency Contraception (for over 16s)
Free condoms by post for patients aged 13+ https://www.yoursexualhealthmatters.org.uk/contraception/condoms/postal-condoms
Most of our accredited providers are still providing Emergency Contraception; use the ‘search’ facility for their nearest pharmacy via the website – We are also advising that patients contact the pharmacy directly, ahead of their visit to find out their current situation regarding opening
times and access to services.
We will continue to see patients in the hubs for emergency coil fitting (these patients will be identified by the telephone triage at booking).
The following services are currently suspended until further notice:
Sexual Health Promotion
All routine LARC services, including replacements and new fittings. People will be advised during telephone triage of bridging methods (postal condoms will be coming online imminently, so we can signpost to people to oral contraception online and the postal condoms
Pregnancy & Termination of pregnancy advice. All patients should go to their GP/acute services.