Young People Sexual Health Clinics – New Mobile Phone App »

NHS Lanarkshire have recently developed a new mobile phone app to support the ‘Young People (YP) Sexual Health Clinics’.

YP Sexual Health (YPSH) Clinics, offer a range of services for young people aged 20 and under.  The services include contraception, STI testing and treatment, BBV testing, free condoms, general information and advice.

The mobile phone app, called ‘YP Services’, complements this service by providing young people with a resource at their fingertips …

Testing Week Scotland 11-17 September 2017 »

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Services »

Details of all clinics and C Card centres have temporarily moved to the Services section on the site below:

www.lansh.scot.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

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Airdrie Community Health Centre »

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Thursday

1.30pm – 4.00pm

Appointment Only

 

Thursday

7pm – 9pm

Appointment only

(Please go to side of building and press intercom to gain entry)

Integrated Sexual Health Clinic

(formerly GUM ) 

Thursday

1.30pm – 3.40pm

Appointment Only

Young Person’s Plus Clinic

At this …

Bellshill Community Health Clinic »

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Wednesday

Appointment

1.30pm – 4.00pm

 

Wednesday

Appointment only

7pm – 9pm

Young Person’s Plus Clinic

At this clinic a doctor will be present

and services will include: STI testing,

STI treatment, BBV testing,

Contraception which includes Implants,

IUD (Intrauterine Device) and …

New HIV Self Testing Kits »

… treatment, as well as testing for other infections, should you need them http://www.lanarkshiresexualhealth.org/hiv- hepatitis /hivclinics/hiv-clinics/  

Click here for more information: http://www.lanarkshiresexualhealth.org/hiv-hepatitis/hiv-and- aids /the-hiv-test/

NEW LGBTI Helpline »

… will be offering a specialist support service on the national helpline for LGBTI survivors of sexual violence, and their friends and families.

For more information: http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/news/new-resource-and-helpline-service-for-lgbti-survivors/ 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO LOOK OUT FOR ON FACEBOOK »

Don’t get caught out, get checked out. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can have serious long term effects on your health. For more information, visit www.lanarkshire.org or to make an appointment to get checked out call 0300 303 0251

Hearing Impairment and Making Appointments »

… If you are  deaf or hard of hearing  and would like to make an appointment to access sexual health services,  via text:

Please send a text message to  07826 874190

You will then receive a text back confirming your request

A nurse will be in touch with you by text to discuss which type of appointment you require

You will be asked if you require a BSL interpreter at the appointment.

At the Clinic

Check in with reception staff (you can show text confirmation) …

Cambuslang Clinic »

… Device) and IUS (Intrauterine System)

Monday

4pm–6pm

(drop in until 5.30pm)

Sexual & Reproductive Health

(formerly Family Planning)

 Monday

9.30am–12 noon

1.30pm–4pm

Integrated Sexual Health Clinic

(formerly Genito-urinary GUMS )

 Monday

1.30pm–4pm

C Card

Mon – Fri

8.30am – 4.30pm

* Drop In Clinic:  Please note that you are advised to attend early in order to ensure you are seen.  Occasionally, due to staff …

Text Service for Hearing Impaired »

… If you are deaf or hard of hearing and would like to make an appointment to access sexual health services, via text:

-         Please text message on 07826 874190

-        You will then receive a text back confirming your request

-        A nurse will be in touch with you by text

-        To discuss which type of appointment you require

-        You will be asked if you require a BSL interpreter at the appointment.

 

At …

Postal Testing Kits for Chlamydia – temporary removal of service »

NHS Lanarkshire Sexual Health Service has taken the decision not to issue any more Postal Testing Kits for Chlamydia until further notice.  Should you wish to be tested for Chlamydia or any other sexually transmitted infection, we would ask that you click here where you can access all Sexual Health Services across Lanarkshire (please note there are some clinics across Lanarkshire which offer drop in …

Terrence Higgins Trust launches two new rapid HIV testing clinics in Lanarkshire »

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland is to expland its network of rapid HIV testing clinics to include two locations in Lanarkshire.

The new sessions will run every Tuesday in Cumbernauld and every Thursday in East Kilbride. 

The Cumbernauld clinic will begin on Tuesday 28th January at Cumbernauld Health Centre, North Carbrain Road and will run from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.  …

Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy »

… and you think you may still be pregnant then wait a week and repeat the test or go to your GP or Sexual and Reproductive Health Service for advice.  (For your local clinic go the Services section of this site or to make an appointment phone 0300 303 0251 lines open Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m.to 4.45 p.m).

Where can I get a test?

You can purchase a home pregnancy test at your local pharmacy or supermarket.

Or you can get a test from Your GP or Sexual and Reproductive Health …

Coatbridge Health Centre »

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Monday

9am – 10am*

1pm – 3pm+ ( LARC walk in)

6.50pm – 8.30pm (appt only)

Integrated Sexual Health Clinics

(formerly Genito-urinary GUM )

Monday

Appointment only

9am – 10am*

1.30pm – 8.30pm

Young Person’s Plus Clinic

At this clinic a doctor will be present and …

Cumbernauld Central Health Centre »

Integrated Sexual Health Clinics

(formerly Genito-urinary GUM )

Friday

Appointment only

9.30am – 12.30pm

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Monday

Appointment only

7pm – 9pm

 

Friday

Appointment only

9.30am – 11.30am

Young Person’s Clinic

Monday

4pm – 6pm (drop in until 5.30pm)

Please …

World Aids Day »

Why do we celebrate World AIDS Day?

On the 1st of December each year we raise awareness of World AIDS Day.  More than 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK today, but around 1 in 6 people in the UK living with HIV don’t know they have it – making regular testing very important.

The red ribbon is the international symbol of AIDS awareness and has been in existence for over 20 …

NHS Lanarkshire responds to rise in cases of syphilis »

NHS Lanarkshire is responding to a rise in the number of cases of syphilis diagnosed by its Sexual Health Service.

Health staff are urging people who think they may be at risk to get tested for syphilis.

NHS Lanarkshire is working jointly with Health Protection Scotland, Terrence Higgins Trust, Waverley Care and North and South Lanarkshire Councils to address the issue.

They are raising awareness to prevent further infections occurring and to encourage anyone who may have become …

Use of Cookies »

NHS Lanarkshire Sexual Health website uses cookies to provide a service finder function for users and to allow us to track visitor numbers, how they use our site and which pages they visit.

This means that you will receive cookies by visiting our site – providing your browser is set to allow them.  You can choose to prevent your browser accepting cookies from our site by changing your browser settings. …

Integrated Sexual Health Clinics (formerly GUM Clinics) – LanSH site »

NHS Lanarkshire provides Integrated Sexual Health Clinics (formerly Genito-urinary Medicine or GUM Clinics). Please see the new listings page at our Services site: www.lansh.scot.nhs.uk/adult-clinics/

To make an appointment at one of our clinics please call our Appointment Line on  0300 303 0251 (Line open Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.)

Women who have experienced sexual assault or abuse should see the EVA …

Thank you »

Your message has been sent to our team.  If you require urgent assistance please contact our Sexual Health Appointment Line on 0300 303 0251 (Line open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm)

Please note this facility is set up to allow website users to give us feedback about this site. It is not an online question and answer service.

NHS Lanarkshire does not currently offer this service. To speak to a health adviser or to make an appointment to attend a Lanarkshire based service please …

Safer Sex »

We know all the reasons why it’s a good idea to have Safer sex, but how do you do it?

There’s lots of things that you can do to get sexual pleasure with yourself or your partner. You can use your tongue or your mouth or fingers to stimulate you or your partner’s body. And not just sexual parts either. You see, the whole human body has lots of sensitive nerve endings under the skin, and that means you can get sexual pleasure from being touched or …

Inflammation »

… small amount of salt in the water and pulling back the foreskin to clean underneath will help.

Sexually Transmitted infections ( sti ’s) can also cause these symptoms.  A sexual health screen can be arranged at you local Integrated Sexual Health Clinics (formerly Genito-urinary GUM ).

Urethritis/Meatitis

Is when the urethra is inflamed. This is usually caused by an STI and requires treatment at a Integrated Sexual Health Clinic (formerly Genito-urinary GUM).  Symptoms …

Circumcision »

… foreskin is too tight to pull back easily, and this causes it to tear or burst when they have sex.  The benefits are that it is easier to keep clean and prevent build up of smegma under the foreskin.  It also leads to fewer infections including hiv.

Gonorrhoea »

What is Gonorrhoea ?

Gonorrhoea is a sexually-transmitted infection that affects both men and women. It is also an infection that is becoming increasingly common. It is caused by a bacteria (neisseria gonorrhoea) and can create problems in the penis, vagina and anus. It can also be caught and passed on by the throat from unprotected oral sex with an infected partner.

How do I know if I have gonorrhoea?

The majority of …

Oral Sex »

Oral sex (mouth or tongue licking the Genitals ) is low risk.  However, it is not ‘no risk’ and is also a risk factor for STI, such as Syphilis and Gonorrhoea.  So use a condm for Oral Sex to protect youself and your partner. There are flavoured Condoms available which have been specially designed for oral sex.

Arousal »

It is really difficult to define how people become interested in possible sexual activity and the Arousal that follows this. Different factors such as the ease, frequency and intensity of these feelings come into play. Where one step leads into another can be hard to decide. Libido is the term generally used to describe Sex drive, the urge to sexual fantasy or activity. It varies between individuals and there is no identifiable “normal” level of …

Other Methods of Contraception »

… pills there is no pill free week. This method would be discussed fully with you at the sexual health clinic. If you had no problems in the first 3 months, the POP could be prescribed for 6 – 12 months depending on your health.

THE CONTRACEPTIVE PATCH – EVRA

There is now a contraceptive patch containing hormones similar to the combined pill i.e. Oestrogen/Progesterone. This is only used in exceptional circumstances.

The following website provides information to help you …

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods (LARC) »

These methods of contraception should be discussed with all clients wishing to avoid pregnancy . These methods of contraception last from 3-5 years and do not involve swallowing pills etc.

Implanon, the contraceptive implant

Implanon is a little rod, which can be inserted into your arm just under the skin.It is about the size of a match and once inserted you are able to feel it but it …

Dementia »

… not develop dementia than that you will!

Dementia is likely to have an impact on the person’s sexual activity. Some degree of sexual difficulties, described elsewhere on the site, are likely to have developed earlier in life with people who suffer from Vascular disease.

You might consider talking about these things now when you are well. In this way, should the worst ever happen, your partner(s) will be aware of your wishes and will feel more confident and able to deal with any …

Menopause »

… of Contraception , feel liberated and may even experience a flush of sensuality and interest in sexual adventure. Others lose any interest in continuing sexual activity, whether the passage through the menopause was difficult or relatively easy. Vaginal dryness accompanying the menopause can be off-putting too, especially if sexual activity results in pain.

 

Difficulties with Arousal are discussed more fully at the Sexual Difficulties section of this web site.

The most common …

Infections »

… to experience all manner of Infections  throughout their lives which have an impact on their sexual health. Some of these are Sexually Transmitted Infections ( STIs ) and some are not (Non STIs).

Society at large tends to make the assumption that sexuality and associated sexual health is the prerogative of the young. Apart from being mistaken, this presumption may also be misleading.

Sexually Transmitted Infections do not distinguish between the 18 year old and the 80 year old …

Stroke »

… pressure (hypertension), both of which can lead to stroke, may have experienced some degree of sexual difficulties caused by these. It is always important to report this type of physical change to your doctor as it may indicate an underlying cause which can be dealt with before it becomes more serious. This may even improve your chances of avoiding a stroke. With heart disease, changes to your sexual capacity and the physical activities you are able to engage in may have been notable for …

Curved Erection (Peyronie’s Disease) »

… Disease

Peyronie’s Disease is a bend or curvature of the penis, which can make sex difficult and painful. Most commonly the bend is upwards but can be to the left or right. It is most noticeable when the penis is erect. Most males have a slight bend in their penis, present from puberty.

What causes it?

The cause is unknown. The bend is caused by a growth of ‘plaque’ at the area affected. A hard lump can often be felt. You should visit a doctor to make sure …

Cervical Cancer »

… cancer there may be pelvic pain, back pain, pain while passing urine/ stools or having sex. These last symptoms can be found as the result of other non-cancerous conditions, so don’t jump to the worst conclusion, if you are experiencing these pains make an appointment to get checked over.

Contributory factors

There is evidence to suggest that the earlier penetrative sexual activity starts the greater the risk of developing cervical cancer. The more sexual partners, the …

Trauma »

If you have experienced abuse – childhood sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault or domestic abuse – at any time in your life, this can be physically and emotionally traumatic.

Everyone is different and we all respond to events in our lives in our own way. If you have experienced trauma repeatedly over a long time, or it has got worse, then you might have more extreme responses. Sometimes we try not to think about what has happened …

Discrimination »

Sexual discrimination is not the same as harassment, but it is still an important issue in the workplace.

Sometimes it is obvious. If you are treated unfairly in any way because of your gender (and you can show that someone of a different gender would not be treated that way) then this is direct discrimination. Indirect discrimination refers to conditions that are set down for a job that …

Contact Us »

… line: 0300 303 0251

This form is not a question and answer service. If you have a sexual health question please go to Terrence Higgins Trust’s online ‘ask a question’ service.

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C Card Scheme »

… working or studying in Lanarkshire.

Condoms can help prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and can also help protect against unintended pregnancy.

Here are some frequently asked questions on what the scheme is about and how to use it.

Where do I get my C Card from?

You can pick up a C Card and leaflet from over 100 health centres, GP practices and pharmacies. Look for the sign – Free Condoms, No Fuss Available Here.

Don’t worry …

Houldsworth Centre (Previously Wishaw Health Centre) »

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Monday

Appointment only

Wednesday ( LARC Clinic)

1.30pm – 3.30pm

 

1pm – 3.30pm+

C Card

 

Monday-Thursday 

Friday

9am – 5pm 

9am – 4.30pm

  Young Person’s Plus Clinic

At this clinic a doctor will be present and services will include: STI testing, STI …

Viewpark Health Centre »

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Friday

Appointment only

9.30am to 12.00noon

C Card

Monday – Thursday

Friday

9.00am – 5.00pm

9.00am – 4.30pm

 

Hunter Health Centre »

Integrated Sexual Health Clinics

(formerly Genito-urinary GUM )

MondayWednesday

 6.15pm – 8.30pm1pm – 3.30pm*

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Monday ( LARC Clinic)

9am – 12 noon+

Wednesday

Appointment only

1pm – 2pm*

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Thursday

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Young Person’s Plus Clinic

At this clinic …

Carluke Health Centre »

Integrated Sexual Health Clinics

(formerly Genito-urinary GUM )

MondayAppointment only

Appointment only

10.30am-12 noon

1.30pm-4.30pm

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

MondayAppointment only

Appointment only

9.30am-12.30pm

1.30pm-4 pm

C Card

Monday – Friday

9.00am-12.00noon

1.00pm-4.30pm

 

Blantyre Health Centre »

Integrated Sexual Health Clinics

(formerly Genito-urinary GUM )

ThursdayAppointment only

Appointment only

9.30am-12.00noon

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Thursday

Appointment only

1.30pm-4.30pm

C Card

Monday – Friday

9.00am-4.00pm

 

Douglas Street Clinic »

Integrated Sexual Health Clinics

(formerly Genito-urinary GUM )

Friday

Appointment only

9.30am – 11.30pm

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Wednesday

Appointment only

Friday

Appointment only

7.00pm-9.00pm 

9.30am-11.30am

C Card

Monday-Friday

9.00am-4.00pm

 

Lanark Health Centre »

C Card

Monday to Thursday

9am – 5pm

Friday

9am – 4.30pm

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Tuesdays

Appointment only

7pm – 9pm

Young Person Clinic

Tuesday

5.45pm – 7.45pm (drop in until 7.30pm)

Online Sexplanations »

Welcome to the Lanarkshire Sexual Health website

This site contains advice and information on a wide range of sexual health topics. Clinic times and venues have moved to our  Lanarkshire Sexual Health Services site while we redevelop our online presence.

To make an appointment at one of our clinics, call our appointment line: 0300 303 0251 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm).

We hope this site helps you …

Resources »

… RSHP Teaching Resource: Boys Puberty  Video page

Our Easy Read Sexual Health Leaflets can be downloaded from; http://www.healthelanarkshire.co.uk/sexual-health-information

Chlamydia »

… come from?

It can be easily passed on through Vaginal , Anal and, perhaps, Oral sex . There is no evidence to show that it can be passed on from toilet seats, sharing towels or cups. An infected mother can pass it on to her baby’s eyes and lungs at birth. It can also be spread from Genitals to eyes with your fingers. Using a condom will greatly reduce your chances of becoming infected with chlamydia.

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia (trachomatis) is a very …

Safer Sexual Health »

Here are a few hints and tips to help you enjoy safer sexual health.

Stay sexy, stay healthy

If you are sexually active, it’s important to look after your sexual health.  Why not book a sexual health check up at your local Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic on 0300 303 0251 (Line open Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.).  You’ll get advice on looking after your sexual health and you can access free condoms if you want them.  …

Motherwell Health Centre »

Integrated Sexual Health Clinics

(formerly Genito-urinary GUM )

Tuesday

9am - 10am  *Walk In

(see below for more information)

1.30pm – 4.00pm, by appointment only

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics

(formerly Family Planning)

Tuesday

9am – 10am *Walk In

(see below for more information)

1.30pm – 4.00pm, by appointment only

Young Person’s Plus …

The Folder »

The Folder is intended as a brief guide to HIV and its treatment. It is for people who have been diagnosed HIV positive and who are attending the Lanarkshire HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis Centre (LHAHC).

Click here for more information

  …

Welcome »

NHS Lanarkshire has developed this site to help you enjoy your relationships and sexual health with safety, pleasure and respect. It contains advice and information on a wide range of sexual health topics as well as details of how to access local services. Contact us if there is anything else you would like to see included.

If you are looking to make an appointment at one of our clinics our appointment line number is 0300 303 0251 (line open Monday to Friday 9.00 …

NSU »

… don’t worry, read on and everything will become clear.

What is it?

NSU/NGU is a  common sexually-transmitted infection. Both men and women can get it but only males can be tested for it (due to anatomical reasons). However, female partners also need treated for it. It can only be diagnosed at a Integrated Sexual Health Clinic (formerly Genito-urinary GUM ) because a microscope is needed to make the diagnosis.

The symptoms are the same as those for chlamydia.

Women may get …

Therapies »

When the underlying cause of sexual dysfunction is found to be physical, then your doctor will provide the required treatment or arrange specialist involvement for this purpose. This will also be the case when the underlying cause is decided to be psychological, or there are significant psychological effects resulting from a dysfunction.

A thorough medical examination is usually made, if this has not already been done …

Parents »

… and carers feel uncomfortable or unsure about talking with their children about relationships and sex. But there is support available for discussing sex and relationships with your family.

Speakeasy – courses for Parents and Carers in Lanarkshire

Speakeasy is a fun and relaxed course that helps parents and carers build on what they already know about relationships and sex. It offers the opportunity to learn together using their own experiences. Courses are delivered by skilled …

Unplanned Pregnancy »

… important to ensure you have an accurate pregnancy test- you can get this done through your GP, Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics (formerly Family Planning Clinics), Integrated Sexual Health Clinics (formerly GUM Clinics) or some chemists.

Your options are:

To continue with the pregnancy and keep your baby

To continue with the pregnancy and have the baby adopted

To have a termination of pregnancy (abortion)

You will need to carefully consider your options, and it …

Going on Holiday? »

When on holiday it is important to remember to protect yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections ( STI ) and HIV.  Before you head off on holiday if you need a supply of your regular contraception to take with you then contact your local sexual health clinic on 0300 303 0251 (Line open Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.).  If you are looking for condoms then please use our Free Condoms, No Fuss Service, for more information on where to obtain …

Emergency Contraception »

… morning after pill, it is worth doing a pregnancy test. Ideally, we would like to see you in the sexual health service to discuss ongoing contraception. If you are pregnant and have used emergency contraception, it is important that you make contact with a doctor or sexual health clinic so that pregnancy options can be discussed.  If you do become pregnant and have taken emergency contraception, there is no evidence emergency contraception effects a developing pregnancy.

Emergency …

Black & Minority Ethnic sites »

NHS Health Scotland

A range of sexual health information leaflets which are translated into a number of different languages, including Bengali, Chinese, French, Hindu, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Romanian are available through the following links.

Chlamydia – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/5768.aspx

Vaginal health – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3419.aspx

Genital …