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Genito-Urinary Medicine

Coronavirus update

Russells Hall Hospital – Sexual Health clinic

The Sexual Health clinic is now accepting walk-in appointments. This is on a first come, first served basis, therefore it is recommended that you attend when the clinic opens (for opening times please click here).

Please note the requirement to wear a face mask and maintain 2m social distancing remains in place at the Trust.


The Dudley Group provides a free, friendly and confidential sexual health and contraception service. The Genito-Urinary Medicine Department is dedicated to providing confidential screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Our contraception service provides contraception advice and methods.

Within the GU Medicine Department at Russells Hall Hospital we offer a range of confidential services on a first come, first served basis including:

  • Free testing, advice and treatment for sexually transmitted infection
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations for those who are, have been or will be, at risk
  • HIV testing and specialist treatment
  • PEPSE (post exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure) to HIV counselling and testing for HIV infection for which results may be available on the same day
  • Contraception including emergency contraception
  • Sexual health services for under 16s
  • Specialist clinic for erectile dysfunction (GP referral required)
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Cervical smears (when having STI testing)
  • Free condoms

Our community clinics offer a range of contraception services including:

  • Contraception advice and provision
  • Condoms
  • Emergency contraception
  • Implants
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Depo injections
  • IUS or IUD (coils)
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Cervical smears
  • Chlamydia screening programme
  • Referrals to sexual health clinic or other services where appropriate

Our sexual health clinics are for people of any age or gender, who are sexually active or starting or ending a relationship, exposed to infection, worried about sexually transmitted infections or have no symptoms but want peace of mind.  Our staff are able to provide advice and treatment to people of all ages in a confidential manner.

 


Self-Testing

You can now request a sexual health self-test kit if you live within the Dudley borough by emailing dgft.gum@nhs.net with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Full address and postcode
  • Mobile contact number
  • Please indicate area(s) requiring testing (maximum of 3 listed below)
    • Oral swab
    • Vaginal swab / urine sample
    • Anal swab

This will be delivered via post directly to your door in a discreet box which will include a detailed step by step guide, equipment and free returns postal bag. Alternatively, you can arrange to collect one of these kits from the GU Medicine Department at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, DY1 2HQ by emailing dgft.gum@nhs.net.

 Please note: this service is currently only available to patients with a DY postcode who wish to self-test for chlamydia or gonorrhoea.

 

Please read the below information prior to submitting your request: 

  • You must wait 14 days from your last sexual intercourse prior to testing.
  • Upon receipt of your self-testing kit, you must carry out this test and return the swab within 7 days.
  • Once the test has been completed, it must be posted back in the free returns mailing bag within 2 hours.

*All results will be provided via text message therefore, please ensure you include the correct mobile contact number when submitting your request.


Contraception and Sexual Health Service opening times

Please click here to view our opening times.

Please note that we are not open on bank holidays.


Useful links

AIDS and HIV
National AIDS Manual
National AIDS Trust
British HIV Association
Positively Women
Positive Website
HIV survival in dried blood
Terence Higgins
The Beehive Project at the What? Centre Dudley
Contraception and women’s health
Family Planning Association 
Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health 
Vulval Pain Society
HPV Vaccination UK
Brook
Gay and lesbian
Terence Higgins 
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 
Gay Mens Health
General information
Relate
Sexual Dysfunction Association 
Testicular Examination 
Talk to Frank
Herpes
Herpes Virus Association 
International Herpes Alliance 
International Herpes Management Forum 
Sexual Health in Practice
NHS Choices
Sex: worth talking about 
Sexual health information 
Contraception information 
Chlamydia information 
Sex and young people 
Talking about sex 
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) information
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) and GUM
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV 
BASHH GUM Clinic Directory 
Society of Sexual Health Advisors 
Centres for Disease Control – STDs 
Health Protection Agency 
Sexual health promotion
Health Promotion Agency
Young people
Childline 
Love Life 
Like it Is 

Key staff

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Russells Hall Hospital
  • Community Health & Social Care Centres
Where to find us
  • North wing, Russells Hall Hospital
  • Central Clinic, Hall Street, DY2 7BX
  • Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre, Venture Way, DY5 1RU
  • Halesowen Health Centre, 14 Birmingham Street, B63 3HN
Telephone numbers
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 3900 or 3906) (Russells Hall Hospital)
  • (01384) 321480 (Brierley Hill)

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Ambulatory and Community Care
Management team
  • Dr A El-Dalil
    Clinical director
Nursing leads
  • Debra Vasey
    Matron
  • Sharon Harrold (GU Medicine)
    Lead nurse
  • Debbie Pritchard (Contraception Services)
    Lead nurse