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Locala offer a range of sexual health services for young people.

You can contact the team on 030 3330 9981

They also have a Sexual Health outreach prevention team who can be contacted on 030 3330 9497

More information can be found on the Locala Sexual Health webpage (opens in new window)

 

Chat Sexual Health is an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service for people across Bradford and Kirklees. It is brought to you by Locala Sexual Health and allows you to get in touch with a healthcare professional, at the touch of a button, for advice and support about sexual health and contraception.

Text a healthcare professional on 07312 263 032 to get confidential and non-judgemental advice and support for a range of sexual health issues, including:    

  • STI testing  
  • HIV Testing
  • Condoms   
  • Safe sex
  • Contraception
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Advice

*Please note this is not an appointment booking service* 

How Chat Sexual Health Works

Chat Sexual Health works by text messages being sent to a dedicated number – 07312 263 032 - which are delivered to a secure website. This is not an emergency help service or an appointment booking service; we aim to reply to you within 48 hours and you should get an immediate bounce-back to confirm we have received your text. Messages are read by a healthcare professional who then starts a text conversation.

Please note: the text numbers do not receive voice calls or MMS picture messages. Messages are charged at your standard rate. You can stop the healthcare professional from sending messages to you by texting STOP to the text number.

Opening Times

Chat Sexual Health is available 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) and we aim to respond to messages within 48 hours.

Advice Out of Hours

For medical help or advice outside of these hours, please call us on 03033309500 (Bradford) or 03033309981 (Kirklees) from 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm Friday and 9:30am-11:30am Saturday.

Alternatively contact your GP, visit an NHS Walk-in Centre or call the NHS urgent care line on 111. If it’s an emergency, dial 999 or visit your nearest A&E department.

Confidentiality

We do not usually tell anyone else if you contact Locala Sexual Health. We might if we were concerned about your safety, but we would usually speak to you first.

All young people have a right to private and confidential advice about their sexual health and relationships. We won’t tell your parents that you have attended clinic unless you want to tell them. However, we do have to share information with other professionals if you tell us something that makes us suspect you or someone else are in significant danger.

We offer Under 18s ‘Queue & Wait’ clinics in the following locations;

  • Mondays: 15:30 -18:30 at Princess Royal Health Centre, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4EW
  • Tuesday: 15:30 -18:30 at Cleckheaton Health Centre, Greenside, Cleckheaton, BD19 5AP
  • Wednesdays: 15:30 - 18:30 at Howard House, 2nd floor, 6 Bank Street, Bradford BD1 1EE

Please wear a face covering and attend alone due to social distancing.

If you are wanting advice or to book an appointment please call us on 03033309981 (Kirklees) or 03033309500 (Bradford).

Our phones lines are open Monday to Thursday 08:00-17:00, Friday 08:00-16:30 and Saturday 09:30-11:30. 

You can now text a Sexual Health Nurse on 07312 263 032 to get confidential and non-judgemental advice and support for a range of sexual health issues, including:    

  • STI testing  
  • HIV Testing
  • Condoms   
  • Safe sex
  • Contraception
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Advice

*Please note this is not an appointment booking service* 

This service operates Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm excluding bank holidays. For more information including confidentality please click here

If you are worried about contacting our service – don’t be. Please visit the ‘what to expect’ page here to find out what you can expect when visiting one of our sexual health clinics.  

If you are over the age of 16 and living in Bradford or Kirklees you can order a free and discreet STI home testing kit from www.sh24.org.uk.

Under 25’s can get FREE condoms, femidoms, dams, lube, pregnancy tests, chlamydia screening and lots of information and advice through the C-card scheme. Click here for more information

Services available for young people:

Please click here to see some of our frequently asked questions. 

Please click here if you are wanting advice or information about STIs or contraception. 

Last updated: 03/08/2021