Coronavirus information for patients

Whittall Street Clinic remains open for Umbrella patients although we are not able to see any walk-in patients during this time. Other Umbrella clinics are currently closed.

If you have symptoms of an STI, need emergency or routine contraception, or have any sexual health concerns and need to speak to somebody, 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 a new, continuous cough and/or high temperature, please do not attend your appointment

Coronavirus advice

HIV

HIV is spread by sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal and sometimes even oral sex. It's most commonly caught by having sex without a condom.

It can also be spread by sharing needles, receiving surgical treatment in countries where sterilization standards are low, and sometimes a mother can pass the virus onto her baby during the birth process or by breast feeding.

For more information on HIV, including how to avoid it, symptoms, testing and treatment, please see our HIV pages.

Information on HIV

See the FPA website for a range of downloadable leaflets on contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

View FPA leaflets

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) website also features a range of downloadable leaflets on STIs.

View BASHH leaflets