Sexual Health

Locally, sexual health services (e.g. contraception, emergency contraception, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections) are provided by Virgin Care.

The UK’s Sexual Health Charity also provide information, support and advice on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK, or you can find information on NHS Live Well. Young people might find The Mix helpful for support and advice about sex and relationships.

Local Support for sexual health

The Sexual Health Hub

The local Sexual Health service is called the Northern Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health Service and is supported by Virgin Care. It is based at Stirling Street Medical Centre in Grimsby. It offers free and confidential sexual health services, including information and advice on all types of contraception and STI testing and treatment. Appointments and walk-ins are offered, and the service can be used by adults and young people. Call on 0300 3301122. We advice you to please check on the Virgin care Virtual Hub for all up to date appointment and walk in times.

Outreach services

Virgin Care also offer outreach services where you can access Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) screening, express testing and contraception. Outreach sites can be found at:

  • Grimsby Blue Door
  • YMCA
  • Birkwood Medical Centre
  • Salvation Army
  • The Foyer
  • Humber Place

Please contact Virgin Care to confirm where you can access these sites.

C-Card scheme

The scheme allows young adults to the age of 18, to access free condoms at participating pharmacies.

Local pharmacies

Pharmacies can also provide you with free and confidential advice, free condoms, pregnancy testing an Emergency Hormonal Contraception (morning after pill).

ASDA Pharmacy– ASDA Superstore, Holles Street
Boots– 63-67 St Peters Avenue
– 55 Freeman Street
– 43 Friargate, Freshney Place
– Churchview Health Centre, Cartergate
Cottingham Chemists– 41 High Street, Waltham
– 342 Wellington Street
Day Lewis– 14-16 St Peter’s Avenue
– Scartho Medical Centre, Springfield Road
Healing Pharmacy– 101-103 Station Road, Healing
Lincolnshire Co-op– 121 Grimsby Road
– 324 St Nicholas Drive, Wybers Wood
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd– 208 Littlecoates Road
– 18a Dudley Street
– 53-55 Fieldhouse Road, Humberston
– Unit 1-2 Greengables, Station Road, New Waltham
– Stirling Medical Centre, Stirling Street
– Raj Medical Centre, Laceby Road
– 18-20 Kennedy Way
– Pilgrim Primary Care Centre, Pelham Road
– Sainsbury’s Store, Corporation Road
Imaan Ltd– 8 Caistor Road, Laceby
Periville Ltd– Cromwell Primary Care Centre, Cromwell Road
– Weelsby View Health Centre, Ladysmith Road
– 9 Wingate Parade, The Willows
Rowlands Pharmacy– 323A Grimsby Road
Sandringham Road Pharmacy– 36 Sandringham Road
Superdrug Pharmacy– 56 Friargate, Freshney Place
Tesco In-Store Pharmacy– Tesco Supermarket, Hewitts Avenue
– Tesco Supermarket, Market Street

Useful Websites

FRANK find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law

NHS – Sexual Health is a national advice website that covers looking after your sexual health

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide

Sexwise aim to give you honest advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers

The LGBT Foundation offer advice on sexual health

The Terrence Higgins Trust provide information and advice for LGBT+ people about sex and sexual health

Wellbeing service 01472 325500 if you live in North East Lincolnshire and want support with your wellbeing, the team are available to help you make a change