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Sexual Health Drop-ins


Cumbria Sexual Health will be visiting Fusehill Street (Learning Gateway) and Brampton Road (Reception) on the following dates between 10am and 2pm: 

Fusehill Street: Brampton Road:

Tuesday 3rd March

Tuesday 10th March

Wednesday 22nd April

Tuesday 14th April

Tuesday 2nd June

Monday 4th May


Tuesday 9th June


These visits provide information and support, free condoms and postal chlamydia test screening kits. The postal chlamydia screening kits are available for you to take away and carry out the test at home and returning it in the FREEPOST envelope provided.

Drop-in Service

  • The Solway Clinic Centre for Sexual Health at Hilltop Heights on London Road, Carlisle, CA1 2NS provides free drop-in sessions for sexual health testing, including HIV and STI test provision. The drop-ins run on Mon, Tues, 8.30am - 4pm, Wed 8am -7pm, Thurs & Fri 8.30am - 2pm
  • Well Pharmacy, Fusehill Medical Centre, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 1HE, provides Chlamydia screening test kits, Emergency Contraception and HIV and Syphilis testing kits. No appointment necessary and the service is discreet and confidential.


Chlamydia screening kits are available online in the Lancaster region at or from drop-in sessions at the sexual health clinic at Ashton Community Care Centre or Waterside View Clinic. This enables you to carry out the test at home and simply pop it in any post-box in the Freepost envelope provided.

Drop-in Service

For clinic locations, times, appointment booking, information and advice call the contraception and sexual health service (CaSH) central booking line on 01772401140.

You can visit free drop-in sessions at

  • The Sexual Health Clinic, Ashton Community Care Centre on Pointer Court, Ashton Road, LA1 4JT. They offer free help and support and sexual health testing including HIV and STI testing provision.

  • Waterview Clinic, Unit 1a, Whitecross Business Park, Lancaster LA1 4XQ. 01772 401140. They offer contraception, advice and information, HIV testing and testing and treatment for STI’s.

For information on the free condom scheme in the Lancaster region, please visit:, or email


Cumbria Sexual Health Services will be visiting the Ambleside campus on the following dates and will be based in the Barn Cafe between 10am and 2pm:

Upcoming dates
Wednesday 22nd January
Wednesday 18th March
Wednesday 3rd June
Wednesday 8th July


Drop-in Services

These are provided at:

  • The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere. Mon term-time only 12.15pm-2.30pm.
  • Windermere Health Centre, Goodley Dale, Windermere. Alternate Mondays from 3.00pm to -4.30pm

There are also plenty of pharmacies in Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere and Hawkshead which provide the following sexual health services:

  • Free emergency contraception (call in advance to check availability)
  • Free chlamydia test packs for under 25s

Sexual Health line: 0845 371 4037

Talking Sex Videos 

Our 18/19 Officers, Amy and Matt, produced a set of light-hearted, tongue in cheek videos which you can find here. 

Useful Websites

Brook - A website for young people under the age of 25.

NHS Sexual Health - A website with information for everyone on STIs, contraception and more.

Cumbria sexual health - Information about what is available in Cumbria

Victim Support - Provides support and information on domestic abuse. This also includes a live chat for those who may find it difficult to chat over the phone.