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Brook Blackburn

Free, confidential sexual health services for people of all ages living in Blackburn with Darwen.

Access contraception and emergency contraception, STI testing, advice and more.

Brook Blackburn operates a free and confidential service for people of all ages, offering sexual health screening, contraception, pregnancy testing, free condoms and advice.

An overview of services available at Brook Blackburn can be found below. For more detailed information, please visit the individual location listings or the dedicated Brook Blackburn website.

Quick access: help and information

Online STI testing

You can order an STI test online from Brook Blackburn. You can also have online testing and treatment for genital warts and herpes.

Find out more about how to access online STI testing.

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Order contraception

You can order repeat contraception and emergency contraception online from Brook Blackburn.

Find out more about how to order contraception.

Free condoms

The Condom Distribution Service, also known as the WRAPPED Scheme, lets you access free condoms, internal condoms (femidoms) and lube from a number of outlets. It is free for anyone aged 13-25 living in Blackburn with Darwen.

Find out more about how to get free condoms.

Get in touch

If you think you need an appointment, or want to talk to someone, you can call us on 01254 268 700. Our friendly staff are here to help you with whatever is going on.

Service locations and information

Brook Blackburn

Service for people of all ages in Blackburn with Darwen

NHS and other services

View NHS and other services in Blackburn with Darwen

How can Brook Blackburn help me?

At Brook Blackburn, we’re here to help you with all aspects of your sexual health and wellbeing.

Whatever is going on, our friendly team will support you with whatever you need, even if you’re not sure exactly what that is yet. All of our services are free and confidential. We offer:


Visiting a clinic

Brook Blackburn provides free and confidential sexual health services for people of all ages.

View information about opening times and how to get in touch

COVID-19 update

Under normal circumstances, we offer walk-in appointments at Brook Blackburn. However, to keep our staff and visitors safe, Brook Blackburn is currently offering phone appointments, at which point in person appointments may be arranged if necessary.

I live outside of Blackburn with Darwen

Please ring 0300 1234 154 for more info and for appointments at your local sexual health clinic in Lancashire.

Find out more about Lancashire Sexual Health Services.


Online services

Home STI test kits

Residents aged 16+ in Blackburn with Darwen can order a free postal STI test from SH:24, which can test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.

Testing and treatment for genital warts and herpes

If you think you might have genital warts or genital herpes, we can offer online diagnosis and treatment by post, without you needing to visit a clinic. The service is provided by SH:24, and uses photo diagnosis.

Repeat contraception and emergency contraception

If you are 16 or over and live in Blackburn with Darwen, you can order the pill online from SH:24 for free and receive it directly to your home or another location of your choice. You can can also order an extended range of contraception options from SH:24, including the ringpatch and self-injectable.

If you are a Blackburn with Darwen resident aged 16+, you can also order the emergency hormonal contraception (the “morning after pill”) online from SH:24 and receive it directly to your home or another location of your choice. 

If you are under 16, want to discuss your options for emergency contraception or think the IUD is your best option, please contact Brook Blackburn as soon as possible on 01254 268 700.

As well as being available online, you can also access free emergency contraception at the Brook Blackburn clinic, and at Boots on Townsmoor Retail Park (see map below). Please ring 01254 696620 to check that this free service is available.

Free condoms

The Condom Distribution Service, also known as the WRAPPED Scheme, lets you access free condoms, internal condoms (femidoms) and lube from a number of outlets. It is free for anyone aged 13-25 living in Blackburn with Darwen.

What if I don’t live in Blackburn with Darwen?

If you live in Lancashire but outside of Blackburn with Darwen you can get a free STI postal kit that tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.

Order a home STI test for Lancashire residents (excluding Blackburn with Darwen).

To access sexual health services outside of Blackburn with Darwen, contact Lancashire CaSH Services on 0300 1234 154.

Education and outreach

Alongside our clinical services, Brook is commissioned to provide sexual health promotion, community outreach, education and training within Blackburn with Darwen. Find out more about our education offer here.

Stay up-to-date

For regular updates on services, contacts, guidance, information and training around Sexual Health and Wellbeing, mental and emotional health and wellbeing go to Facebook @brookcharitylancashire.

Tell us what you think

If you have any concerns or comments about Brook in Blackburn please email our complaints manager vashti.marriott@brook.org.uk or fill in a client feedback card in clinic.

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