The Northern, Contraception & HIV Service providing integrated sexual and reproductive health services across the city of Manchester and the boroughs of Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.

The integrated service will offer routine, intermediate and specialist sexual and reproductive health provision including the testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, contraception and emergency contraception.

The service also provides easily accessible clinical advice and support to a range of health professionals including GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists, and other contraception, sexual health and HIV teams across Greater Manchester.  The Hathersage Centre, the main hub of the service, co-ordinates postgraduate training for health professionals from across the North West.


We are committed to providing friendly, confidential and accessible services that include:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
  • All methods of contraception
  • Emergency contraception
  • Free condoms
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Abortion information
  • Dedicated services for young people under 25 ‘FRESH’ – details at fresh4manchester
  • Reproductive health advice and referral
  • Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

In addition, we also provide specialist services, many of which are by appointment.  These include:

  • Psychosexual counselling
  • Menopause care
  • Treatment for uncomplicated sexually transmitted infections
  • Outreach contraception services for clients with special needs
  • Highly specialised contraception
  • IUD and implant clinics.

For details of the pharmacy emergency contraception scheme, please contact NHS Direct on 111.

Support for health professionals

  • Professional telephone hotline for advice for health professionals -0161 701 1555
  • Teaching and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and for medical and nursing staff – this included clinical placements and local update courses -for further details contact the Regional Training Office on 0161 701 1555.

Our Clinics


The Hathersage Centre, 280 Upper Brook Street, Manchester M13 0FH, tel:  0161 701 1555


Withington Community Hospital, Nell Lane, Withington, M20 2L, tel:  0161 217 3553

Forum Health, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX, tel:  0161 435 3509

North and East Manchester clinics

Cheetham Primary Care Centre, 244 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8U, tel:  0161 202 8795

Newton Heath Sure Start Centre,1 Great Newton Street (off Droylsden Road), Manchester M40 1GX, tel:  0161 672 0200

Harpurhey Health Centre, 1 Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester M9 4BE, tel:  0161 861 2400

Sexual Health Clinic at North Manchester General Hospital, Outpatients D, Main Hospital Block B, tel:  0161 918 4263. FOR REFERRALS ONLY email:

Stockport clinics

Choices Centre (for all age groups),  1 High Bank Side Road, Stockport SK1 1HG

Central Youth (for under 25s only), 1 St Peters Square, Stockport SK1 1NZ

Tameside clinics

Orange Rooms, Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR, tel:  0161 342 7101

Trafford clinics

Urmston Clinic, 74 Princess Road, Trafford M41 5SQ, tel:  0161 749 1160

Talkshop, Sale Waterside, Tatton Road M33 7ZF

Partington Health Centre, Central Road, Partington M31 4FL

For information on opening times, please call 0161 749 1160 or e-mail

Additional information

For more information about services please refer to the website

A comprehensive range of Information leaflets regarding all methods of contraception and sexually transmitted infections is available at

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