Abacus Sexual Health Service

In response to coronavirus, this service has made some changes – for updated service information click here.

Advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other sexual and reproductive healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

Abacus is still open but has temporarily changed the way the service operates to provide as many services remotely as possible. Routine drop in and appointments are not currently available.

There is a telephone triage and consultation service in place which is supported by a postal service for the delivery of supplies.

Please call Abacus telephone triage on: 0151 247 6555  Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Following the telephone consultation, if a face-to-face consultation is urgently needed, service users will be offered an appointment at Central Abacus, at The Beat, 6 David Lewis Street, L1 4AP.

If you need information about an IUD/IUS or implant please see here.

If you want to order a Postal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea self-testing kit please click here.

If a face-to-face consultation is needed, please do not attend the clinic if you have either:

  • A new, continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do: Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Armistead Centre

To ensure our resources reach the areas in most need, the Armistead centre is temporally changing the way the service operates.

Armistead group sessions are temporarily suspended, but support is still available via the Armistead helpline.

Armistead Helpline: 0151 247 6560

  • Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.30pm

If you require contraception, sexual health testing or screening please call the Abacus phone triage service:

Please call the Abacus phone triage service: 0151 247 6555

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

So to Speak

The So to Speak team are temporarily suspending attending schools and young people’s services to deliver sexual health education sessions.

If you require information regarding services and arranging education and training sessions in the future please call: 0151 247 6500.