Sexual Health

Brook Sexual Health and Contraception Service in Southend-on-Sea

Sexual health services in Southend-on-Sea are provided by Brook Young People.

All services are free to access.

What does Brook Southend offer?

They offer a wide range of sexual health and contraception services in Southend-on-Sea.

This includes this includes:

  • testing and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • a full range of contraceptive methods, including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and the contraceptive pill
  • emergency contraception
  • a condom distribution scheme providing free condoms from a number of local outlets
  • pregnancy testing and support with pregnancy choices, including abortion referrals
  • HIV testing and referral to support services
  • information and support with all aspects of sexual health and wellbeing
  • sexual health promotion, community outreach, education, and training

Online Services

Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • residents aged 16+ in Southend-on-Sea can access testing and treatment for STIs online from SH:24
  • this includes testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis as well as diagnosis and treatment of genital warts and herpes

Contraception Services

  • contraception refers to the methods that are used to prevent pregnancy
  • contraception is free on the NHS and from Brook Southend for all ages
  • online contraception includes emergency hormonal contraception; oral contraceptive pill; contraceptive ring; contraceptive patch; and self-injectable contraceptive

How to contact Brook Southend

Website address:
Email address:

Please note until further notice, Brook Southend services are only accessible by appointment. Appointments can be booked by calling 0330 135 5916.
Where possible, please use the available online services for STI testing and contraception. More information about these services can be found on their website.

Primary Care

A number of GP surgeries and Community Pharmacists provide some sexual health services, these include:

  • contraception advice and provision including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and the contraceptive pill
  • emergency contraception

Speak with your GP or local community pharmacist to see what services they provide.

Contact Adult Social Care

Telephone: 01702 215008

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