Hope House Sexual Health Services provides sexual health care across the county. It is free and available to anyone who needs it. Find out more on our website: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk
Don’t walk in. Phone in.
Hope House Sexual Health Services are no longer holding walk in clinics. They have been replaced by a phone triage system so that you don’t have to queue up to wait to be seen.
If you need help after a sexual assault or rape please get more information at www.hopehousesarc.nhs.uk
Do you have an urgent concern?
If you have an urgent sexual health issue you can call us on 0300 421 6500 between 8am-11am Monday-Friday.
Our receptionist will ask you a few questions about why you need to attend. These questions can be quite personal but this is so we can ensure you are booked into the right service. If you have an urgent issue the receptionist will pass your details onto one of our specialist sexual health nurses and they will call you back to discuss your problem.
We aim to call you back before 1pm; please ensure you are able to answer your phone to receive our call. If you do not answer after two attempts we will not call again and you will need to contact our receptionist if you still want to be seen.
If the nurse assesses you to have an urgent issue they will aim to give you an appointment to see us in the next 24 hours (Monday to Friday). If you are unable to attend this appointment you may be booked into a routine appointment that could be in several weeks or you may be advised to see your GP or pharmacist.
If you need contraception or want to discuss a sexual health issue and do not need to be seen in the next 24 hours, our receptionist can book you into a routine appointment.
We are currently experiencing exceptional demand for our service and sometimes our appointments are full. If this is the case you will be advised to call back in a week once more appointments are open or you could consider seeing your GP. If you are on a method of contraception and need it to be replaced or continued please try to plan ahead to book an appointment several weeks before it runs out.
Worried about a recent risk of HIV?
If you are worried about a risk of HIV in the last 72 hours you may need post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure (PEPSE). Please call 0300 421 6500 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these times please attend your local Accident and Emergency.
Have you had a risk of pregnancy?
If you need emergency contraception please call 0300 421 6500 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Other services may be able to help you outside of these times.
No symptoms and just want a test?
If you are over 16, have a Gloucestershire ‘GL’ post code, and have no signs or symptoms of a sexual infection you do not need to be seen in clinic and can order a home test kit. Please see our home testing page for more information.
For further information about our service please visit: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk