Coronavirus (Covid-19): Important information for patients
From Monday 1st June, the West Sussex Sexual Health service will start to reintroduce some aspects of our service which were limited during the COVID outbreak.
Reintroduced services include:
• New Coil fittings
• New implant fittings
Please note these are by appointment only and are only being carried out in our main clinics.
If you have no symptoms but want an STI test click the link below to access our online testing services.
For all other contraception and STI concerns please ring for a telephone appointment with a trained member of staff who will offer you a face to face appointment if required.
Our walk in and wait clinic remains closed for the foreseeable future.
All patients are required to wear a face covering when entering any of our clinics. This is national guidance for all NHS locations.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV
We have been made aware that people living with HIV received texts from the UK Government advising them to shield at home. This is NOT in keeping with the accepted message from the British HIV association that those with well controlled HIV are NOT at increased risk from COVID19. You do not need to attend clinic for blood tests to check your CD4 count. Please follow current NHS advice about how to protect yourself from coronavirus and see the BHIVA website for more guidance https://www.bhiva.org/
IMPORTANT INFO FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please see this link for services that can help you. https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/domestic-abuse/
Results may take longer to become available; you will be contacted when they are available; DO NOT call us for your results.
If you have a new continuous cough, high temperature, loss of taste or smell, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with coronavirus:
• Stay at home and avoid close contact with people
• DO NOT come to this clinic, your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
• Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response to find out what to do next. They will tell you whether you need to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.