Hope House sexual health community clinics reopen

Hope House is pleased to announce its face-to-face community clinics are up and running again. Due to Covid-19 our clinics at Coleford Health Centre, Stroud, Cirencester and Tewkesbury community hospitals, Hartpury University, Hartpury College and the Royal Agricultural College, have been restricted to telephone and video consultations only.

In the wake of the pandemic we reinstated face-to-face clinics at Hope House in Gloucester and The Milsom Centre in Cheltenham, and these have been running for some time now. We are delighted that ‘normal service has now been resumed’ at our community clinics and we are able to offer face-to-face appointments once more.

Hartpury University, Hartpury College and Royal Agricultural University clinics are for students only, and these clinics will resume at the start of the new academic year in September 2023.

About Hope House Sexual Health Services

Hope House provides sexual health services that support healthy relationships and sexual wellbeing across Gloucestershire. Our sexual health, contraception, pregnancy advisory and HIV services are free, confidential and available to anybody who needs them, including people aged under 16.

We offer non-judgmental, confidential testing, treatment and advice for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, as well as a wide range of contraception options, including emergency contraception, contraceptive pills, implants, injections, patches, coils and condoms.

Home testing is now available for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis. Testing for STIs online is straightforward and confidential, and you don’t have to go to a clinic. You can test online if you are 16 years or over, you have NO symptoms and have a Gloucestershire postcode. For further information visit our website: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk/sti

The Pregnancy Advisory Service offers specialist abortion care for women throughout Gloucestershire who have become pregnant and are considering ending their pregnancy. We offer a confidential and non-judgmental service. We are here to support you and talk through your options and help you to access the care you need. Further information can be found on our website: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk/pregnancy-advisory-service. Please note, the Pregnancy Advisory Service is based in Gloucester only.

For advice and support on sexual health, contraception, and HIV, or to book an appointment, call us Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm, on 0300 421 6500. For the Pregnancy Advisory Service please call 0300 421 6532.

To find out more about Hope House Sexual Health Service, visit our website: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk

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Trust presented with Defence ERS Gold Award

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