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COVID-19

If you believe you have Coronavirus (COVID-19), or have developed a continuous cough, have a fever/high temperature, loss of smell or taste, or have come into contact in the last 14 days with someone who has; then please do NOT come into Sandyford. For further information about Coronavirus please visit NHS Inform

 

 

 

 

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

COVID-19 Service Update

In light of COVID-19, as of Monday 23rd March 2020 Sandyford Sexual Health Services has moved to delivering essential services only. 

This is so we can ensure we keep patients and staff safe. This means that in line with government guidelines, we are minimising face-to-face work and prioritising those with the most urgent care needs. Please note that we are no longer able to provide routine, non-urgent care such as “peace of mind” check-ups.

If you are in doubt as to whether you need to be seen by the sexual health service telephone 0141 211 8130. 

Young People's Clinics

Young People clinics are  open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4pm to 7pm at Sandyford Central.
These are not drop in clinics.
You must book an appointment online or by phone on 0141 211 8130.

Please do not bring anyone, for example friends, partners or family members with you to your appointment. They will be asked to wait outside the building.

The STI services below are available at Sandyford Central:

  • Treatment for people with symptoms of possible STIs. These include: discharge from the vagina, urethra (water pipe), rectum (bottom), painful genital sores
  • Women diagnosed with Syphilis in pregnancy
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEPSE) - please do not delay in contacting us during our opening hours. PEPSE can be taken up to 72 hours after exposure to HIV
  • People with a diagnosed STI requiring treatment
  • People who may be at high risk of HIV

Please note, this list is not exhaustive.

The Sexual and Reproductive Health services below are available at Sandyford Central:

  • Treatment for women who are pregnant with an IUD (contraceptive ‘coil’) in place
  • Women who need emergency contraception and have not been able to access this through pharmacy, including those who need an emergency IUD (‘coil’) fitted 
  • Acute pelvic pain with IUD (‘coil’) in situ 
  • Women experiencing vaginal bleeding more than one year after the menopause
  • TOPAR: This is our service for women wishing to discuss pregnancy options and for those who wish to have an abortion. The TOPAR service can be contacted on 0141 211 8620. A telephone consultation will be arranged initially
  • Archway: This service is for people who have been sexually assaulted or raped within the last seven days. Archway can be contacted on 0141 211 8175

There is no walk in service at present. Patients must only attend if they have an appointment and should not bring any other family member or friend with them. Please do not bring any other person with you to your appointment including children, partners, friends or family members. They will be asked to wait outside the building.

Contraception:

For women who require contraception, we are undertaking telephone assessment clinics.  As we only have a limited availability of coil and implant sessions, we are also offering the contraceptive pill and can post the medication to the patients. Alternatively, patients will be offered a time to come in and collect their prescription at one of our sites.

PrEP Services:

We will provide routine PrEP services so that people can continue on PrEP if they wish. But we will not be able to start people on PrEP for the first time or restart people who have had a break from PrEP. In the main, we will provide telephone based PrEP care and get you checked for HIV and syphilis. We will contact you before your next appointment is due to explain how your PrEP care will work.    

Free Condoms:

We're changing the way we provide free condoms so that everyone who needs them has safe access to them. You can now order securely online and have them delivered free to your home in a discreet package. Please check the Free Condoms website for details. It's still possible to access Free Condoms at venues that are open. However it is likely that many venues will be closed to the public at short notice in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We recommend ordering online to ensure you get what you need.  

Cancelled Appointments Due to Covid-19

If your appointment has been cancelled due to Covid-19, you will need to rebook in the future. Please check our website for updates when this this will be possible. We will try and contact you by phone over the next few weeks to discuss immediate contraceptive needs. If you have an urgent clinical issue please call us on 0141 211 8130 for advice.

Future Updates.

We are continuing to review the current situation and exploring a range of options to ensure we can continue delivering as much of the service as possible. We will provide updates on this page and through social media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sex, Social Distancing and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sex and intimate contact are risks for COVID-19 transmission. We've answered some common questions about sex and COVID-19 to help you make informed decisions. 

BSL Advice to help avoid Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For information and advice in BSL on avoiding Coronavirus, self isolation and when not to attend some services if you have symptoms please see the NHS GGC website

Other languages and formats

For the latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including non English Languages and formats please see the NHS Inform website