Central Sexual Health offers a free specialist sexual health service in Forth Valley. They offer testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), free condom supplies, pregnancy tests, all forms of contraception and emergency contraception, and general advice and support.
Services are available to anyone, with clinics by appointment, and specific clinics for young people, called “Sorted on Sex”, and clinics for people living with HIV.
Their service can also be used by professionals to contact the service, or preferably to support a self-referring young person when contacting the service, or attending a clinic.
Professionals and young people can also contact the service for advice on relevant issues for individual young people or groups of young people.
Central Sexual Health has a Consultant, Associate Specialist, Speciality Doctors, Health Advisors and Specialist Nurses, all trained in Sexual Health.
Their specialist sexual health service includes:
- Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, such as genital warts, genital herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV. They also offer advice and help for other genital skin conditions
- A range of contraceptives, including longer acting methods such as implants and IUDs (coils)
- Emergency contraception
- Condoms and lube
- Vaccination for Hepatitis B (if appropriate)
- HIV PEPSE (post exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure)
- Pregnancy testing and referral for termination of pregnancy
- Referral to other services such as counselling
Information given at Central Sexual Health is confidential. They will not pass any information to a third party without notifying the patient, including GPs. They do not have the authority to give any details to employers, insurance companies, banks, or lending agencies, amongst others
Central Sexual Health use a computer based system to hold patient information, the National Sexual Health system (NaSH). Only appropriate people working in Sexual Health can access information.
In Central Sexual Health’s clinics, they will only put the sexual health registration number (NaSH number) and date of birth on any test requests. This means that nobody in the laboratory knows who the tests are from and they cannot be traced by anyone outside the Sexual Health service.
For further information on the service, please visit the Central Sexual Health website, or to book a general appointment, contact the central appointment booking line (open Monday – Friday 8:15am – 2pm) by phone: 01324 673554.
Alternatively, information on young people’s drop-in clinics, including times, can be found on the Local Services webpage.
If a young person has been identified in the Child Sexual Exploitation matrix as being at risk of sexual exploitation and requires sexual health input, please contact Kirsty Abu-Rajab, Sexual Health Consultant, by phone: 07825274018, or email: email@example.com
Alternatively, contact Hazel Neil, Sexual Health Nurse, by phone: 07879414801, or email: Hazel.firstname.lastname@example.org