Our Services

Sexual Health Services

Planned changes and improvements to services provided in Gateshead. Part of our service change will be to offer clinics at key geographic locations across the borough in Trinity Square (central), Wrekenton (east) and Blaydon (west). We will no longer provide sessions at Low Fell or Dunston. To ensure we are re-providing the right clinic mix and number of sessions it would be useful if current users of Low Fell or Dunston sexual health clinics could complete this     on-line survey

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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 Palmer Community Hospital 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.

  • Request for chlamydia and gonorrhoea screening pack
  • The Free Condom 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 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. 

For more information visit our website http://www.southtynesidesexualhealth.nhs.uk/

Contact details

Gateshead: (0191) 2831577
South Tyneside: (0191) 402 8191

The team 

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

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

Gateshead: (0191) 2831577
South Tyneside: (0191) 402 8191 / (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 Palmer Community Hospital.

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

Contact details

Gateshead: (0191) 2831577

South Tyneside: (0191) 402 8191


Locations for Sexual Health Services in South Tyneside:

Stanhope Parade Health Centre, South Shields, 0191 283 2525