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On Thursday 20th September during Fresher's Week we are holding a flu drop-in clinic.  We will not be holding normal clinics on this evening.

Please note the clinic is only for patients between 18 & 64 years of age who are at risk, due to an existing medical condition.  The flu drop-in clinic will be running from 5.30 - 8pm.  No appointment is necessary.

Help Is Only A Call Away ...

999 and A&E Departments are for life threatening emergencies. For everything else call 111 for free, 24/7. Trained staff can give you immediate health advice and direct you to the right care in your area. Choose well and help ease the pressure on NHS services this winter!

Have You Had Your Meningitis ACWY Vaccine Before Coming To University?

YES - If the answer is YES brilliant, the vaccine will protect you against some of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis in the UK. (You still need to register with us as you never know when you might need us). 

NO - If the answer is NO, you need to get it NOW! Please come to the health centre to register and if you are under the age of 25 ask for your Meningitis ACWY vaccine. 

Make sure you know the signs and symptoms of Meningitis and Septicaemia as vaccines don't protect you against all types! For more information visit: https://www.meningitisnow.org/

Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH)

Who do I see for the above? - We have drop in and prebookable CASH Clinics Monday - Friday 9.30am - 11.30am run by our nursing team. The nurses who work in this clinic are all fully trained in Sexual Health. Come along to this clinic if you require Sexual Health Screening or Advice about Sexual Health matters.  Its is a confidential service and a general history will be taken and if appropriate any screening tests will be done on the same day. 

The screening tests may be swabs - Chlamydia, Thrush, Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Gonorrhoea, Trichomonas, Penile Swab or urine tests for Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea and/or blood tests for HIV, Syphillis, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.  These are all optional but the nurse will discuss with you which tests are appropriate for you and will only take them with your consent.  Testicular Examination can be carried out or a leaflet can be given for Self Examination. Chaperones are also available during this clinic.


Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection diagnosed and treated in the United Kingdom.  Highest test rates are seen mainly in young men and women less than 25 years.  Chlamydia is often asymptomatic (no symptoms present) in 70% of females and 50% of males.  If left untreated 10% to 40% of women develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).


HIV & STI's

The predominant mode of transmission for both HIV and STI's is sexual intercourse.  There is strong evidence to support several biological mechanisms through which STI's facilitate HIV transmission by increasing both HIV infectiousness and HIV susceptibility.  At the end of 2008 an estimated 83,000 persons of all ages were living with HIV in the UK, a quarter of who were unaware of their infection.  The infection has a prolonged "silent" period during which it often remains undiagnosed (HPA2011).


HIV Screening

 If you would like a HIV screening test and not a full Sexual Health screening you can make an appointment for a blood test to screen for HIV.  Please book the appointment at Reception where you will be given information relating to the test and appointments will be made with the phlebotomist. 


Contraception

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If you are requiring contraception please book an appointment with the nurse in the Family Planning Clinic or attend our CASH Drop in Clinic which runs daily from 9:30am - 11:30am.  The nurse will discuss with you your best options, these can be one of the following :- The Contraceptive Pill, discuss insertion/removal of Implants (LARC) and Depo-Provera Injection.  Condoms can be requested at Reception or with any clinician.

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION - should be taken within 72 hrs, but is most effective within 48 hrs.  Please contact reception as soon as possible to ensure you are seen within the time frame.  If it is out of normal practice hours either on a weekend or in the evening then please go to a Chemist to get appropriate treatment - this may be subject to a fee at the chemist although some chemists do this Free of Charge.

All contraception prescriptions are Free of Charge at the chemist.

If you cannot attend the Health Centre please follow the link below for external Sexual Health Centres:

https://www.locala.org.uk/your-healthcare/sexual-health/kirklees-sexual-health/clinic-times/

 
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