The Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust offers help, advice
and treatment for sexual health issues including sexual infections,
pregnancy, and contraception. Services are provided in both in the
hospital and in clinics in the community.
Please note that the Sexual Health section of this
website is currently under construction. In the meantime, this page
will be utilised to host all existing sexual health related
information. Please keep visiting this page and refer to the Sexual
Health page on the menu to the left hand side which will
gradually expand with additional pages.
The below links will direct you to two websites which offer more
Chester Sexual Health - This
website provides information on sexual health. It also gives
information about contraception and sexual health clinics within
the hospital- these are appointment only services.
Appointments are preferred for all clinics but patients without
appointments may still be seen. If you have a problem and need to
be seen quickly, please explain that when you telephone for an
appointment. We can always give patients an appointment within 48
hours and very often even on the same day. Call Appointments Line
on 01244 363091 between 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.
Appointments only: 01244 363091
Appointment cancellation: 01244 365567
Telephone results line: 01244 363099
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R U Sure - This site offers advice on
contraception and sexual health. It also provides information about
contraception and sexual health clinics within the community which
have both appointments and walk-in services. This website also has
information and advice for young people. As well there is a search
tool to help you find your nearest clinic. You are also able to
order a test kit on line for chlamydia/gonorrhoea if you are under
25 and live in Western Cheshire.
Western Cheshire Abortion Service
If you have an unplanned pregnancy and are not sure what to do,
visit your GP or a Contraception and Sexual Health clinic for
If you decide that you wish to have an abortion and you are
registered with a GP in Western Cheshire, you can access the local
Abortion Service. There is a dedicated, confidential,
telephone line to make an appointment 01244 376690 (Mon-Fri,
9am-4pm). You do not need a referral from a health
professional to access this service. The Abortion Service can
provide you with:
- a confidential consultation within 2 weeks of first
- advice on unplanned pregnancy
- consultation for an abortion
- specialist counselling pre and post abortion
- treatment within 1 week of first consultation
- full sexually transmitted infection testing
- all methods of contraception
This service is provided by the Integrated Contraception and
Sexual Health Service at the Countess of Chester Hospital for women
who are registered with a GP in Western Cheshire.
There are a number of options available to you if you are
experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, which will be discussed in
full at your first consultation. The Countess of Chester
Hospital offers medical and surgical abortion up to 13 weeks of
pregnancy. Your GP will not be told about the visit unless
you agree to it.
You can also contact bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)
via a central booking telephone number (0800 403040). Bpas
consultations and early medical abortions take place in Chester,
with operations carried out in Liverpool or further afield,
depending on gestation. This is free of charge under an NHS
You may also contact bpas directly on 08457 30 40 30 and choose
to pay for private treatment if you wish.