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Clinics & how to refer in to our services

From 1st April 2017 Sexual Health Wirral has changed how it delivers its services.

Clinics now operate on an appointment basis, ensuring that people are given an allocated time slot to be seen. An appointment can be made at any of our clinics by using our online booking system to by telephoning 0300 123 5474.

We run clinics 6 days a week at various venues, see timetable.

Limited walk in slots are available at each venue but are used for emergency cases only and operate on a first come first served basis.

Our Brook clinic is a specialised service running clinics every day but Sunday, dedicated to people aged 19 or under. Brook continues to operate as a walk in service and does not require a pre booked appointment.

Please note that from 1st April Sexual Health Wirral will not be providing Cervical Cytology (smear testing) as part of the National Screening Programme.

Sexual Health Wirral offer bespoke services available via referral only as follows:

Specialist Contraception clinic

In addition to our daily sexual health clinics we also offer a consultant led specialist contraception clinic for complex cases. This clinic operates on a referral only basis and is held once a week at St Catherine’s Health Centre for the following:

  • Difficult smears
  • Complex coil insertions
  • Deep implants
  • Pelvic ultrasounds

How to refer to this clinic?

Referrals can be made into our Specialist Contraception Clinic (N3 connection required). 

These can be completed and submitted online or emailed to shwfax.wirralct@nhs.net.

Alternatively, you can save our referral form onto your desk top and either email it to us once completed or print and post it to: 

Specialist Contraception Clinic,  Sexual Health Wirral , Gemini Centre, 2nd Floor, St Catherine’s Health Centre, Derby Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ

Please mark the envelope of all postal referral forms as Confidential.

The approximate waiting time for an appointment is 4-6 weeks.

For more information please contact the team on 0300 123 5474

Psychosexual Service

Our Psychosexual Service is run by an experienced team of therapists. The team provide help and support around sexual, relationship, gender and sexual diversity issues including:

  • Erectile difficulties
  • Vaginismus (involuntary tightening of the vaginal muscles)
  • Dyspareunia (pain during or after sex)
  • Reduced or increased sexual desire
  • Difficulty having an orgasm
  • Premature ejaculation

Patients who require support for any of the above can be referred into our Psychosexual Service. 

The approximate waiting time for this clinic is Up to 18 weeks.

For more information please contact the service on 0300 123 5474.