OSHS

The Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service (OSHS) provides:

  • STI testing (with or without symptoms, in-clinic or at-home self-test)

  • PEP after HIV exposure

  • contraception, including emergency contraception ("morning after pill")

  • pregnancy testing

  • hepatitis vaccines

 

Free-of-charge, confidential and you don't need to use your real name.

Book a consultation by calling 01865 231231 and selecting option 4. Alternatively, email ouh-tr.OxfordSTI@nhs.net and include your name, date of birth and phone number.

OSHS is closed on weekends and public holidays. If you need out-of-hours care, call 111. You may need to go to an out-of-hours clinic or A&E.

If you are showing any symptoms, call the OSHS and book a visit to the clinic. Do not use self-test kits.

 

The main GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic in Oxford is the Sexual Health Clinic in Churchill Hospital, Old Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LE.

 National Sexual Health Helpline 

Powered by The Department of Health and Social Care (which also runs Sexwise).

They can:

  • give medical and sexual health advice

  • signpost you to services, including services specifically for young people.

Call 0300 123 7123

Open Monday to Friday (9 am to 8 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11 am to 4 pm)

Brook

A network of sexual health and wellbeing services across the UK, providing support for people of all ages, especially for young people under the age of 25.

Offers:

  • comprehensive online health and advice

  • clinical services (not in Oxford)

  • outreach and education services for young people

  • training for professionals 

Terrence Higgins Trust

The UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. They offer testing services for HIV, as well as lead campaigns and community projects for sex education and empowerment and support for people with HIV.

Call the helpline on 0808 802 1221 (open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 8 pm)

BPAS

BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) is a registered charity providing services relating to complicated or unplanned pregnancies.

This includes miscarriage care, fetal anomaly care and abortions.

Fettle

Testing, treatment, and contraception by post, with discreet and unbranded packages. No need to visit a GP or clinic.

 

Offers:

  • affordable self-tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B and C. for around £25-30 (order here). If you test positive, Fettle can offer treatment or help you find your nearest clinic.

  • contraception (including emergency contraception) without needing to visit a GP (click here)

  • phone consultation with an in-house clinician, £15 per session (click here)

Powered by SH:UK, which offers free sexual health kits around the country. Due to a lack of local funding, no free tests are available in Oxford, but Fettle aims to provide tests as affordably as possible.

test.me

Testing by post, with discreet and unbranded packages. No need to visit a GP or clinic.

Powered by Preventx, which offers free sexual health kits around the country. Due to a lack of local funding, no free tests are available in Oxford. However, in Oxford, go via. the freetest.me site for a chance to receive 10% off.

Offers affordable self-test kits, including:

  • chlamydia + gonorrhea (£25)

  • standard screen (£45)

  • comprehensive (£85)

  • option for throat/rectal test (extra cost)

  • option for next-day delivery (extra cost)

Sexwise

Sexwise provides "honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure."

They have excellent, easy-read, comprehensive resource guides on a variety of topics.

Switchboard Helpline

Practical and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people on a range of issues, including sexual health.

 

Services are delivered by trained LGBT staff, and support LGBT+ people, friends and family.

Call 0300 330 0630
Open 10:00-22:00 every day

Email chris@switchboard.lgbt
Emails are typically replied to within 72 hours

Visit the website for webchat option

Pregnant at Uni

Pregnant at Uni is an online guide for pregnant university students. Their guides include information about how to access practical and financial support at specific universities.

They provide a guide for pregnant students at the University of Oxford (click here) and also information about support available across the UK (click here).

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