Services

Sexual Health

Chat Sexual Health

Chat Sexual Health is an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service for people across Bradford and Kirklees. It is brought to you by Locala Sexual Health and allows you to get in touch with a healthcare professional, at the touch of a button, for advice and support about sexual health and contraception.

Text a healthcare professional on 07312 263 032 to get confidential and non-judgemental advice and support for a range of sexual health issues, including:    

  • STI testing  
  • HIV Testing
  • Condoms   
  • Safe sex
  • Contraception
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Advice

*Please note this is not an appointment booking service* 

How Chat Sexual Health Works

Chat Sexual Health works by text messages being sent to a dedicated number – 07312 263 032 - which are delivered to a secure website. This is not an emergency help service or an appointment booking service; we aim to reply to you within 48 hours and you should get an immediate bounce-back to confirm we have received your text. Messages are read by a healthcare professional who then starts a text conversation.

Please note: the text numbers do not receive voice calls or MMS picture messages. Messages are charged at your standard rate. You can stop the healthcare professional from sending messages to you by texting STOP to the text number.

Opening Times

Chat Sexual Health is available 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) and we aim to respond to messages within 48 hours.

Advice Out of Hours

For medical help or advice outside of these hours, please call us on 03033309500 (Bradford) or 03033309981 (Kirklees) from 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm Friday and 9:30am-11:30am Saturday.

Alternatively contact your GP, visit an NHS Walk-in Centre or call the NHS urgent care line on 111. If it’s an emergency, dial 999 or visit your nearest A&E department.

Confidentiality

We do not usually tell anyone else if you contact Locala Sexual Health. We might if we were concerned about your safety, but we would usually speak to you first.