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Our Services

GUM (Genitourinary medicine) clinic and contraception

The Trust provides Sexual Health Services for people in Gateshead and South Tyneside. The service provides contraception and sexual health screening/testing, treatment and follow up. All forms of contraception, including longer acting methods are available from the majority of clinics, with some clinics specifically for under 25’s. Hub clinics at Stanhope Parade Health Centre in South Tyneside and Trinity Square Health Centre in Gateshead offer a full range of contraception plus screening/testing for sexually transmitted infections. Some infections can be diagnosed at the hub clinics and treatment for any infection is available free of charge. Treatment and tracing of partners who may have an infection is carried out by Health Advisors.

C Card scheme is a condom distribution service for under 25’s and once registered for the scheme, condoms and lube can be accessed at a variety of settings across Gateshead and South Tyneside , including Pharmacies, Youth Clubs and GP Surgeries.

Emergency contraception is available at all clinics.

Most clinics are drop in but there are some appointments available for contraception and follow up. 

Contact details

Telephone: (0800) 42 20 200
Gateshead: (0191) 2831586
South Tyneside: (0191) 2832525


The team 

The team consists of a variety of staff types, including: Admin Receptionists, Nurses, Drs and Health Advisors

 

Support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender persons

PLUS – People Like Us – this is a support style group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people under the age of 25 years. The group meets weekly supported by a member of the Sexual Health promotion team.

STAG – a gay and bisexual men’s group which meets weekly and is facilitated by a member of the Sexual Health promotion team. This group is constituted in its own right and has its own management committee and terms of reference.

Both groups meet in the Gateshead locality

Contact details

Telephone: (0800) 42 20 200 – press 4
Gateshead: (0191) 2831586
South Tyneside: (0191) 2832525

 

Pregnancy Options Advisor/Specialist Nurse Teenage Pregnancy

Pregnancy options advisors are available to assist with decision making around pregnancy. Support can be given to access other services such as termination of pregnancy or midwifery depending on choice made. This service is available by self-referral or attending one of the sexual health clinics.

Where is the service provided from?

In Sexual Health Clinics and other venues (by arrangement)  across Gateshead and South Tyneside.

Contact details

Telephone: (0800) 42 20 200
Gateshead: (0191) 2831586 / (07931) 414 994
South Tyneside: (0191) 2832525 / (07939) 281 890

 

Psychosexual Counselling

The Sexual Health Service provides psychosexual counselling by appointment only. This service includes support and talking therapy for sexual difficulties. These could be erectile dysfunction in men or vaginismus in women.

In most cases the referral to the service is via your GP as you may need to have some tests completed first to exclude any medical problems which could be causing or contributing to your difficulty. It is possible to self-refer by contacting the service on the numbers below.

Depending on the issue, your partner may also be asked to attend but this will be explained to you at the first appointment.

Where is the service provided from

In Gateshead the clinics run at Trinity Square Health Centre

In South Tyneside the clinics run at Stanhope Parade Health Centre.

Further details about the clinic venues will be provided with your appointment letter.

Contact details

Telephone: (0800) 42 20 200
Gateshead: (0191) 2831586
South Tyneside: (0191) 2832525

Locations for GUM (Genitourinary medicine) clinic and contraception in Gateshead:

Trinity Square Health Centre, Gateshead, (0191) 478 3678

Locations for GUM (Genitourinary medicine) clinic and contraception in South Tyneside:

Stanhope Parade Health Centre, South Shields, (0191) 2834835