Southend Hospital helps deliver new sexual health service
02 April 2019
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Public Health Directorate launched a new sexual health service on Monday 1 April.
This new service, delivered by the hospital and Provide, a
social enterprise, sees the teams work closely together, in the
same building, delivering a seamless service for patients.
Located at Thamesgate House,31-44 Victoria Avenue,
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6DF,the service will deliver improved
sexual health services to the residents of Southend, including
contraceptive advice and the diagnosis and treatment for sexually
transmitted infections (STIs).
The service offers both appointments for a range of
contraceptive and sexual health needs and walk-in access for urgent
and priority needs. The service will shortly introduce online
access to services and the innovative eC-Card app which allows
young people quick and discreet access to supplies of condoms.
The service can be contacted via the Intelligence Centre which
functions as a first point of contact and ensures people are
triaged to ensure that their need is identified, prioritised and
dealt with appropriately.
The intelligence centre can be reached on 0300 303 2693 or by
emailing provide.southendsexualhealth firstname.lastname@example.org and is open
8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 1pm on Saturdays.
The Terrence Higgins Trust are also continuing to provide HIV
prevention and sexual health outreach services at the centre.