LGBT+ Sexual Health Information
Click one of the links below to be taken to our LGBTQ-specific sexual health information pages, or check out local sexual health services below.
Sexual Health Services
You can get free condoms and lube from Gaylife's Gay and Bisexual Men's Group. and Galaxy. You can also register for a C-Card to get access to free condoms from a number of venues across Stoke-on-Trent.
Condoms are the only method of contraception that help to protect against most STIs, so it's important that you use them, especially with new partners.
We hold a HIV testing drop in from 5-8pm on the last Wednesday and Thursday of the month in Hanley. The test is a quick fingerprick and gives you your results in 20 minutes.
Visit www.20mintesting.co.uk for more information.
Full sexual health check up
You should get a full sexual health check up every time you change your sexual partner or every year if you're in a relationship.
You can get a full STI test at Cobridge Community Health Centre. All our sexual health services are free and confidential. You can also get support for issues around chemsex at Cobridge Community Health Centre.
Grange Park is a centre providing services to people living in the Staffordshire area, who have been raped or sexually assaulted. At Grange Park you can access a range of services that are free and confidential.
Find more information on Grange Park here.
Relationships and Sex Education
We offer a range of Relationships and Sex Education sessions to people in Stoke-on-Trent, provided by our Sexual Health Prevention Team. Each session covers basic information on healthy relationships, contraception, safer sex and local sexual health services.
We also offer a range of bespoke sessions, including sessions aimed at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities. These sessions can be provided in schools, colleges, community groups and alternative education settings.
See what to expect when you visit the sexual health clinic at Cobridge Community Health Centre with our Point Of View video!
Online STI testing kits
We offer tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which you can order online and take at home. Online tests are available for people aged 16 and over in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
You will take an online questionnaire and SH:24 will recommend tests for you based on your circumstances. The kit you receive can test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV.
The kit comes with instructions on how to take your test, as well as information on how you will get your results.
If you have any symptoms that you are worried about you should visit a sexual health clinic.