What should I do if I think I might have an STI, or if I want to get checked?
Make an appointment at one of the GUM Clinics which are based at Halton Hospital and St Helens Hospital.
Halton – 01928 753 217
St Helens – 01744 646 473
You could even call other GUM Clinics near to Halton to see if their waiting times are shorter and if it’s better for you;
- St Helen’s – 01744 646 473
- Warrington – 01925 662 476
- Liverpool – 0151 706 2621
- Southport – 01704 513 303
- Ormskirk – 01695 571 043
- Chester – 01244 363 091
- Arrow Park, Wirral – 0151 514 6464
Sometimes you don’t need to have an appointment as some clinics are ‘walk-in’ but it’s best to call them first to check the opening times.
GUM St Helens
If you would like to contact the GUM Clinic in St Helens for advice then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I do if I’ve got an STI?
- Get some advice from the staff at the GUM Clinic who will tell you what you should and shouldn’t do.
- Make sure whomever you have slept with is checked out and cleared of infection before having sex with you or anyone else. If you don’t want to tell them they may have an infection the clinic staff will do it for you (called ‘contact tracing). They will contact people you have slept with over a period of time but none of your details will be passed on – nobody will ever know it was you because this is an anonymous service.
- Avoid sex until the STI has been treated and has gone away.
- Always use a condom every time you have sex.
If you are worried about having an STI or even if you would just like to have a test, call the GUM Clinic for an appointment Halton – 01928 753 217 or St Helens 01744 671 212
Rashes, sores, burning, smelling, itching and generally feeling unwell are some symptoms that you may have an STI. BUT most people don’t have any signs or symptoms that they have an STI so always get checked!