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Clinic opening hours​​​

The department runs:

Clinics operate on a walk in basis and are open as follows:
​Day  ​AM ​PM
Monday ​ ​10am - 1pm  ​3pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday ​
​Mixed Clinic
9am -12pm
​1:30pm - 4pm 
Wednesday ​ ​*9am - 12pm ​1:30pm - 4pm 
​Thursday  ​10am - 1pm  ​3pm - 6:30pm 
​Friday ​9am - 12pm  ​**1:30pm - 3:30pm
 The clinic is closed at weekends and bank holidays
* The clinic is closed on the morning of the first Wednesday of September, December, March and June.

Once patients have registered, they are asked not to leave the waiting area without informing a member of staff.
Patients who are asked to return for a follow up consultation will be given a specific appointment time.

** Friday afternoon clinic

This is a nurse led clinic offering testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and contraception. This clinic cannot see patients with complex problems and we recommend attendance at a different time.

Before visiting t​he department

All patients are asked that if possible, they try not to pass urine for a few hours prior to attending clinic because it can affect test results. Some patients are asked to provide a sample of urine during their visit.

There is often more than one clinic taking place at a time so patients are advised that on occasion it may appear as if a patient arriving later may be seen earlier. The department understands how frustrating this may seem but makes every effort to call patients through as soon as possible. 

Verbal or physical abuse towards fellow patients or staff is not acceptable.

What happens when you visit the department?

Patients will see a doctor or nurse practitioner who will take a history of the problem and ask routine questions about health.

If necessary, a nurse will arrange tests to be carried out. These tests may look for a range of genital infections such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

Patients may also be asked to supply a routine sample of urine and it may be necessary for some patients to provide a sample of blood.

The department runs a female clinic and a male clinic​.

What if an urgent appointment is needed and the clinic is closed?

Patients who think they need to be seen urgently, for example following a needlestick injury or suspected exposure to HIV, hepatitis B or C should attend the Accident and Emergency department in the main hospital as soon as possible following the incident.

Where is the department based?

The Liverpool Centre for Sexual Health is situated on the first floor of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is signposted from the main foyer. The male clinic and female clinic are located next to each other.

Brook Clinic (outreach service)

The department runs clinics at the Brook Clinic situated on London Road . These clinics are aimed at younger people aged up to 25 years. All our services are free of charge and you do not need to be referred by your GP or other health care professional. Find out more about the Brook Clinic on their website.

Clinics are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1.30pm until 4pm. The Brook Clinic is at 81 London Road . Click here to view a map.​

Contact the department

​Department  ​Numbers
​Reception ​0151 706 2620
​Health advise ​0151 706 2622
​HIV Specialist Nurses ​0151 706 3474