Sexual Health

Our practice nurses and doctors can advise on the range of contraception available, and provide oral contraception (“the pill”) as well as injectable contraceptives.

Chlamydia tests are available on request.

Cervical cytology (smear test) these are offered to women between the ages of 25 and 65. If you are overdue you smear, please make an appointment with our practice nurse.

CASH clinics. – If you need a service that we are not able to offer eg contraceptive implants and IUDs (coils) there are several CASH clinics available

Walk-in and wait clinics

Walk-in clinics are back!

We are really pleased to reintroduce walk-in and wait clinics to Sexual Health Wirral. This means that people may now turn up to a designated clinic session without a pre-booked appointment. We understand that walk-in clinics suit some people better, so we are pleased to offer this service from our St Catherines Health Centre location.

You can attend Gemini Centre, St Catherines Health Centre, Birkenhead without an appointment on:

  • Tuesday 08.30 – 11.30am
  • Wednesday 4.00 – 7.00pm
  • Thursday 10.00 – 2.30pm

Please note all other days, times and venues remain appointment only.

Important information about walk-in clinics

The following services are provided by pre booked appointment only – please do not attend a walk in and wait clinic for :-

  • Implant Removal
  • IUS/IUD fitting or replacement

Did you know you can now book for some appointments online? We understand that our phonelines can get really busy, so booking online is an easy, quick and discreet way of booking an appointment. Welcome to Online Services for Sexual Health (

Sexual Health Wirral also runs a booked appointment system

Patients can call our telephone lines to book a face-to-face appointment. Some services and clinical needs may require a telephone assessment prior to being offered an appointment in clinic.

The appointment booking line : – 0300 123 5474   8am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

Face to face appointments can be provided at the following clinic venues:-

  • 08.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday at St Catherine’s Health Centre, Birkenhead
  • 4.30pm – 6.30pm on Tuesday at Victoria Central Hospital, Wallasey
  • 4.30pm – 6.30pm on a Thursday at Eastham Clinic, Eastham

*all appointment slots are subject to availability.

Telephone consultations and call-backs are provided from 8.00am – 8pm Mon-Fri. If you have arranged a callback from our service please be aware that you may receive a call up to 8pm (Mon-Fri).

STI Postal kit provision

SH24 continue to provide the testing kits free of charge for all patients living on the Wirral with a Wirral postcode only.
Patients can receive Free Postal Test Kits -Please contact Sexual Health Wirral to order a free postal test kit. 16+ can order a full STI kit which includes a Chlamydia test.

The tests provided are:

  • CT/GC
  • Full kits (CT/GC, HIV/Syphilis)
  • Triple site testing (throat, rectal in addition to vaginal and urine tests)
  • Chlamydia treatment is also provided by SH24

For further information, you can visit our website link