Our Clinics

Do you need advice or an appointment? We encourage people to use their local clinics which are completely confidential and friendly places to visit.

To book a Clinic appointment tel. 01294 323226

Many of our clinics are “drop in” clinics. This means you attend and wait to be seen. Some people who arrive after you may be seen first. The department is staffed by doctors, nurses and health care assistants. If we assess that you need to see a more senior person, you may have to wait a bit longer.

It is difficult to know how many people will attend and occasionally, it will not be possible to see everyone who attends. We operate a triage system where those who have urgent problems are seen and those with non urgent problems may be redirected to another clinic or another service if the clinic is too busy. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes and appreciate your understanding in this situation.

WHY DO PEOPLE COME TO OUR CLINICS?

People attend the clinics for a variety of reasons…Silver - print

  • Contraception – including emergency contraception and condoms
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Advice about planning a pregnancy
  • Counselling and referral for termination of pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted infections- testing, treatment and information
  • HIV information & testing
  • Hepatitis B testing and vaccination
  • Hepatitis C testing and Info
  • Sexual problems
  • Information/ advice about sexual health issues

All our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. You can telephone and make an appointment for yourself.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Sexual Health Department has achieved silver LGBT Charter award

CLINIC STAFF

The clinic staff work as a team to provide the services described above

The core team consists of doctors and nurses who have qualifications in Sexual and Reproductive Health, assisted by clerical staff who make appointments and organise the casenotes.

There are two consultants in the department.

All clinics have female staff on duty and some clinics have male and female staff.

All the staff in the clinic work to a strict code of confidentiality and are forbidden to reveal your personal information to anyone else without your permission.

Sometimes we have trainees or students at the clinics. The trainees are qualified Doctors and Nurses who are working for extra qualifications in sexual and reproductive health. The students are medical or nursing students. You will be asked if you agree to a trainee/student being present at your consultation. It is your choice, and the service you receive will not be affected whatever your decision.

ADVICE & INFORMATION

The department has an advice line available Monday to Friday during our opening hours. If no-one is available immediately, we can arrange to call you back or suggest a better time for you to call. Please call  01294 323226.

Contraception, STI testing and sexual health information also available from:-

 

Ogg Pharmacy, 44 Newmarket Street, Ayr, KA7 1LR. Tel. 01292 262366

Sexual Health and Contraception advice clinic times are – Monday – Thursday 09.00 – 5.30pm

 

Toll Pharmacy, 151-153 Ayr Road, Prestwick. Tel. 0800 731 7702

Sexual health and contraception drop in service available please call the pharmacy team to check availability on 01292 478244 or 0800 731 7702

 

Gallagher Pharmacy, 41 Hamilton Street, Saltcoats. Tel. 01294 463524

Sexual Health and Contraception clinic available on a Tuesday 09.30 – 5.00pm  (NB Closed for lunch between 1.30 – 2.00pm)

 

Gallaghers Pharmacy, 1 New Street, Dalry  KA24 5AH – Wednesday 2.00 – 5.00pm

               

R W McConnell Pharmacy, 27 Mauchline Road, Hurlford. Tel. 01563 525393

Sexual Health and Contraception clinic available on a Monday 2.00 – 5.00pm drop in or by appointment Thursday, Friday or Saturday call 01563 525393 for an appointment

 

All pharmacies in Ayrshire can provide emergency contraceptive pills, free condoms via the C-card scheme and testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea.