Coronavirus information for patients

Umbrella has closed all clinics other than Whittall Street. We are not seeing any walk-in patients during this time.

If you have symptoms of an STI or need to see somebody urgently, please call 0121 237 5700 (9:00–16:30, Monday to Friday).

If you require PEPSE, don’t delay in contacting us during our opening hours. PEPSE can be taken up to 72 hours after exposure to HIV.

If you have already booked an appointment, we will contact you to discuss this.

If you have a new, continuous cough and/or high temperature, please do not attend your appointment

Coronavirus advice

PrEP information, including Impact Trial

PrEP Impact Trial update

Due to COVID-19, the PrEP impact trial has been suspended until further notice.

PrEP advice clinics

Enrolment into the study takes place in specific Umbrella PrEP advice clinics, with appointments booked directly via the PrEP team.

  • 09:00 – 12:00 on the first, second, fourth and fifth Thursday of the month at Birmingham LGBT Centre
  • 13:00 – 15:30 on the third Monday of the month at Whittall Street Clinic
  • 14:00 – 16:30 on the first Tuesday of the month at Erdington Clinic

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To join the waiting list, please call us on 0121 237 5700 and ask for your name to be passed on to the PrEP Team. Please note that being added to the PrEP waiting list does not guarantee a space on the PrEP Impact trial. When appointments do become available, we will contact you.

PrEP Impact Trial follow-up clinics

All PrEP follow-up appointments will be booked at the end of your appointment.

You will be asked to attend every three months, as per the PrEP Impact Trial protocol. PrEP follow-up appointments take place at Birmingham LGBT Centre, Whittall Street Clinic and Erdington Clinic. If you have problems with an appointment or need to rearrange please call us. Please be aware that the clinics are very busy and patients will not be seen outside PrEP follow-up clinics unless in case of an emergency.

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Further information about the trial

Further information about the national trial is available from the PrEP Impact Trial website. Please review the PrEP participant information sheet before your PrEP Impact trial advice clinic appointment.

PrEP Impact Trial website Participant information sheet

Taking PrEP safely

If you choose to buy your own PrEP, the tests necessary to take PrEP safely are now available at any Umbrella clinic. Before you start it is very important to make sure that you are HIV negative and have had kidney function testing. Staff can also give information leaflets on PrEP.

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To book an appointment for these tests, please call us on 0121 237 5700.

For general advice about PrEP, you will need to attend a general clinic and speak to a clinician.

Further information

PrEP is not currently available on the NHS in England.

For further information on where PrEP is available, please see the Birmingham LGBT and I Want PrEP Now websites.

Birmingham LGBT PrEP information I Want PrEP Now