What We Do
Abacus Sexual Health Appointments
- Cancelling your appointment - We understand that sometimes unexpected events can prevent you from keeping your appointment. If you cannot keep your appointment contact us as soon as possible. We can offer your appointment to someone else and avoid the appointment being wasted.
- We lost 44 appointments in January due to patients not attending, at a cost of £879.This is an enormous waste of NHS resources and impacts on staff time managements and patient waiting times.
- If you need to reschedule and cancel appointments please call our appointment line: 0151 247 6555
- A free, confidential drop-in and appointment clinics for men and women of all ages including under 16s
- Contraception (including pills, IUD (coil), IUS, injection, implant, patch)
- Emergency contraception (including emergency IUD)
- Free condoms
- Pregnancy testing
- Advice, counselling and information
- Asymptomatic testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV and Syphilis - Test & Go (TAG) Service
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Self-Testing Postal Kits Click Here - Love is Infectious
- Symptomatic testing for Herpes
- Treatment for Chlamydia, Herpes and Warts
- Referral for abortion
- Psychosexual counseling (for people with a Liverpool GP; appointment needed)
- Cervical screening (smear test)
Depending on your individual situation you may be asked to return for a further appointment on some occasions.
We ask a number of questions in every consultation. Find out more.
We Do NOT Provide
- Investigations, treatment or referral for gynaecological problems (please refer to GP)
Prescriptions for drugs other than contraceptive (refer to GP)
- Care for general medical issues e.g. chest problems, skin problems (refer to GP)
- Full sexual infection screening and treatment for infections
Domiciliary Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Service
The domiciliary service is available to all people who require sexual and/or reproductive healthcare but are unable to access mainstream Abacus Clinics. All referrals into the service are via a faxed referral form, ensuring all sections are completed in full. Referrals must meet the following criteria to ensure that the service is provided to those people in real need of a domiciliary service:
- Persons with mental and/or physical disability which make attendance at clinic difficult
- Persons whose carer responsibilities make it difficult for them to attend the sexual and reproductive healthcare clinics.
- Persons who local sexual and reproductive healthcare clinic is not within walking distance of home, and who have no access to any form of transport.
- Persons whose language, culture or religion may cause difficulties in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare clinics.
- Persons who are motivated to seek out sexual and reproductive healthcare services, but who need assistance in order to comply with contraceptive methods.
- Emergency home circumstances that prevent the person from accessing mainstream sexual and reproductive healthcare clinics.
If you require any further information in regards to this service, please contact Abacus on 0151 247 6555 where a member of staff will be available to help you.
Find clinic addresses and times below.
Abacus clinics operate at the sites listed in the table below (or download the clinic list here):
Clinic Closures: Due to staff training, Abacus Clinics at The Beat and Townsend Lane will be closed until 1pm on the following dates in 2016 - 24th February, 9th March, 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 10th August, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 14th December.
Waiting times: Waiting times at our clinics can be very variable. This is a drop-in service so we cannot predict how many clients may come through the door. Consultations times can vary depending on need; it is also necessary for the clinician to fill in medical records after each consultation.
Clinic suspensions: On occasions it may be necessary to suspend clinic registration for short periods due to high numbers of patients accessing the drop-in service. This is to ensure we maintain patient safety at all times.
If you need to attend for emergency contraception this is also available at the City Walk-In Service.
For general enquiries please telephone 0151 247 6500
For appointments please telephone 0151 247 6555
Days / Times
Please note: Waiting area is a shared area and is used to accommodate patients from Sexual Health and City Walk-in Services.
Off Seel Street behind the Premier Inn, Hanover Street.
Walking Distance from Main Bus Station, Central Rail Station and Parking.
Mon – Thurs: 10.00 – 6.00pm
Friday: 10.00 – 4.00pm
Saturday: 11.00 – 4.00pm
Sunday: 12 noon – 3.00pm
Abacus Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre
155 – 157 Edge Lane,
Free car parking on site
Bus routes: 26, 26a, 27, 27b.
The nearest train station is Edge Hill, which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Centre.
Monday & Thursday: 12.30 – 6.30pm
Abacus South Liverpool NHS Treatment Centre
32 Church Road,
Free car parking on site
Bus routes: 80, 188, 80a, 201, 82, 266, 86, 288, 166.
5 minute walk away from South Parkway Train Station.
Tuesday: 12.30 – 6.30pm
Friday: 10.30 – 4.00pm
Abacus Townsend Lane Neighbourhood Health Centre
98 Townsend Lane,
Free car parking on site
Bus routes: 14 (XCBA) 19 (A), 101, 119, 244
Monday & Wednesday: 12.30 – 6.30pm
Abacus Sexual Health Service can be accessed by appointment or through our drop-in clinics (where no appointment is necessary).
However, please note that some treatments such as routine IUS/IUD insertion or renewal, implant removal/ renewal are available by appointments only.
The drop in service runs alongside the appointments.
For further information call 0151 247 6500 or to make an appointment call anytime Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm on 0151 247 6555.
For more information on what services Abacus do and do not provide, please check the 'What We Do' section of this page.
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If you have any feedback for our services, please feel free to contact us via our Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS).