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New Coronavirus Information


Sexual Health & Contraception services (SHAC):

During the current Covid19 emergency we have closed all walk-in clinics and are operating a telephone triage system to prioritise urgent problems.

Please call 01273 523388

and a member of staff will discuss your needs on the phone.

SHAC phone lines are open Monday – Friday 0900-1630

We strongly advise you to do all you can to protect your sexual health during these uncertain times. Reducing your number of sexual partners and using condoms will help with this. We will try our best to keep open for urgent and symptomatic people and will keep you posted of any developments.

From 1st June: with some relaxation of lockdown, SHAC will be releasing a number of appointments for routine coil and implant fits. We can also offer replacement of these methods of contraception if they have expired. We are not, however, able to offer routine removals at this time. Please call for an initial telephone consultation to discuss further as appointments are being prioritised according to need.

Lawson Unit:  

Important Shielding advice – please CLICK this link

We are currently conducting all appointments by telephone.

Routine blood tests are cancelled unless deemed essential – we will contact you if you need to attend.

Please ensure that you have at least a month’s supply of medications and call 01273 664948 if not (unless you have a doctor’s appointment booked already in the next 3 weeks).

For information about HIV and Coronavirus please check the updates on https://www.bhiva.org/


For CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 advice as to what do to if you have symptoms

or updates please see latest government guidance here


Last updated: May 28, 2020

Advice for Young People - Sexual Health – During COVID-19 LockDown

Online STI Testing

Confidential, discrete & free home tests

You must be aged 18 years or over and have a BN1/BN2/BN3/BN41 postcode

Brighton and Hove sexual health and contraception service (SHAC) is a free and confidential specialist service open to everyone regardless of age and sexuality.

We offer a mix of appointments and a ‘walk-in and wait’ service at 3 sites across the city.

The tiles below show clinics happening today and tomorrow. For a full range of clinics please click on ‘View all services and clinics’ underneath the tiles.

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