Please see our new website - - for information on sexual health services across Cheshire.  

* Update regarding gonorrhoea cases reported in areas including Macclesfield, September 2015. 

The trust's response to reports of drug-resistant gonorrhoea appearing in areas including Macclesfield can be found here

Sexual health services in East Cheshire

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Our services

East Cheshire NHS Trust provides sexual health services across eastern and central Cheshire, commissioned by Cheshire East Council. 
Our dedicated clinic, the East Cheshire Centre for Sexual Health at Macclesfield District General Hospital offers the following free, confidential, non-judgemental services:
  • Screening, free treatment, contact tracing and counselling for all sexually transmitted infections including HIV and hepatitis  
  • Hep B vaccination in indicated cases
  • Holistic management of HIV positive clients including blood monitoring and  anti-HIV treatment
  • Post exposure prophylaxis following sexual and occupational exposure to HIV
  • Management of sexual assault cases
  • Management of genital skin conditions
  • Contraceptive services, including IUD/IUS/implant insertion/removal and smear tests
  • Natural family planning
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Smear tests
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy advisory services (provided by South Manchester private clinic)
  • All patients from any area are welcome to attend the service
  • People of all ages are welcome, including under 16s
  • All clinics are staffed by experienced nurses/doctors
  • All clinics are drop-in – no appointment necessary (a second visit is usually required for IUD/IUS/implant procedures)

Community clinics also offer contraception, pregnancy tests, smear tests, free condoms and chlamydia/gonorrhoea screening at the following locations:

  • Congleton
  • Poynton
  • Knutsford
  • Wilmslow
  • Handforth
  • Sandbach
  • Winsford
  • Alsager
  • Northwich
  • Winsford
  • Crewe
  • Nantwich

The following clinic offers full sexual health screens/treatment, contraception, condoms and advice:

  • Dene Drive Sexual Health Clinic, Winsford

Our departmental objectives

  • We aim to reduce the prevalence of STIs and encourage patients to be tested regularly.
  • Reduce unplanned pregnancy rates.
  • Provide a holistic service to patients and offer a comprehensive choice of contraception.

Our team

The service includes Genito Urinary Medicine (GUMed), Community Contraception and Team Chlamydia. 

Call 0300 323 1300 to find out more. 

What we do

  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Management of HIV positive clients
  • Contraceptive services
  • Smear tests
  • Emergency contraception

 All services are free and confidential through self-referral.

Patients aged between 16 and 24 years can visit our main sexual health website - - to request a free postal kit to test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. 

Opening Hours 

East Cheshire Centre for Sexual Health

Macclesfield Hub, Ground Floor, New Alderley House, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire. SK10 3BL

Tel: 0300 323 1300

Day Time
Monday 12.30pm - 3.00pm and 4.00pm - 7.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Wednesday  3.30pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 12.30pm - 3.00pm and 4.00pm - 7.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Eaglebridge Hub, Health and Wellbeing Centre Dunwoody Way, Crewe CW1 3AW.

Tel: 0300 323 1300

Day Time
Monday 9.00am - 12.00pm  and 1.15pm - 6.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.15pm - 4.15pm
Wednesday  9.00am - 12.00pm, 1.15pm - 7.00pm  and 2.15pm -4.30pm (under 25 drop-in) 
Thursday 9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.15pm - 4.15pm
Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.15pm - 3.15pm

The above times include a mixture of booked and limited drop-in appointments.  Please only call to book appointments during clinic times. 

Community contraception clinics

Please only call to book appointments during clinic times.

Clinic Times Telephone number
Congleton War Memorial Hospital

Monday: 3.30pm – 5.00pm (symptom free express infection screens only) 

             6.00pm - 8.00pm (all ages, booked and drop-in) 

Thursday: 3.15pm - 5.00pm (under 25 drop-in)                        

               5.00pm - 6.00pm (all ages, booked and drop-in) 

01260 294832  
Ash Grove Children's Centre Macclesfield  Thursday: 2.30pm - 4.30pm  01625 374484
Park Lane clinic, Poynton Tuesday: 5pm – 7.30pm 01625 875618
Knutsford District General Hospital Clinic temporarily closed  01565 757220 
Chapel Lane clinic, Wilmslow Tuesday: 5.00pm - 7.30pm 01625 526444
Handforth Health Centre, Handforth 

Wednesday: 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Open from 18 January 2016

01625 529644
Ashfields, Sandbach Monday: 6.15pm – 7.30pm 01270 275050/275159
Dene Drive Primary Care Centre, Winsford

Monday: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

             6.15pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday: clinic temporarily closed, see Wharton opening times.  

Alsager Medical Centre, Alsager Tuesday: 5.45pm – 7.45pm  01270275550
Victoria Infirmary, Northwich

Tuesday: 3.15pm – 4.45 pm (Young persons drop in clinic, under 25 years)

              6.00pm – 7.40pm

Wednesday: 6.30pm – 8pm  


Primary Healthcare Centre, Wharton Wednesday 1.00pm – 2.30pm 01606 542501
Church View Primary Care Centre, Nantwich Thursday 5.45pm – 7.30pm 01270 275690
Waters Green, Macclesfield  Monday: 4.15pm - 6.30pm (under 25 drop in)   01625 264125 

How to find us

East Cheshire Centre for Sexual Health

New Alderley House (Ground Floor)

Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road

Macclesfield SK10 3BL


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