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Brook Burnley

Free, confidential sexual health services for young people aged 24 and under in Burnley.

Access contraception and emergency contraception, STI testing, counselling, free condoms and more.


Service Closed

As of Monday 1 April 2024, Brook is no longer the provider of this service. You can access free and confidential sexual health services through Lancashire Sexual Health. They have specific young peoples services across Burnley. You can visit the Sexual Health Lancashire website to find out more about clinic locations, opening hours and how to access the service.

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how can we help?

Welcome to Brook Burnley! We’re here to help young people in Burnley aged 24 and under with their sexual health and wellbeing. Whatever is going on, our friendly team will support you with what you need. All our services are free and confidential.

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What can we help with?

  • Contraception
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Screening for infections
  • Counselling
  • Termination referrals (Please note – we can only refer you for an abortion, we do not provide abortion services)

What if I’m over 24 or live outside Burnley?

We offer services for Burnley young people up to the age of 24, so, from your 25th birthday you will need to ring 01254 283888 for information about the Lancashire CaSH All Age Service or alternatively you can see your GP.

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.

For more help and advice on any subject (including other clinic opening times), you can contact the Interactive Services Freephone Helpline by calling 0800 511111 or texting 07786 511111. Their helpline is open 365 days a year from 10am to 10pm.

Free STI testing and treatment

Brook Burnley offers free sexual health screening for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV, and offers and treatment for young people aged 24 and under.

If you are aged 16-24 years and live in Lancashire (excluding Blackburn with Darwen) you can access free postal chlamydia kits by visiting Lancashire Sexual Health Services.

Brook recommends testing two weeks after unprotected sex (sex without a condom) to ensure an accurate result.

These tests are for people who have no symptoms (are asymptomatic). If you have any symptoms, please contact Brook Burnley on 01282 416596 (24 and under) or the Lancashire Care Contraception and Sexual Health (CaSH) Services (all ages).

How does it work?

  1. Postal kits are sent directly to the address that you provide and usually take 3-4 days to arrive. They will be sent in discreet packaging (with no branding or clues about what’s inside).
  2. You can do the test at home. Testing is simple and non-invasive: either a urine test or a vaginal swab that you complete yourself.
  3. Once you have done your test, you can send it back in the freepost envelope provided.
  4. The results are then sent to you confidentially via your chosen method of communication, usually around 2 weeks after you have returned the test. You will either receive a text message to say results are negative or a text message asking you to contact the clinic to discuss the results.


The current testing kits supplied are only suitable for vaginal swabs or urine samples. If you have had unprotected anal or oral sex we recommend that you contact the clinic directly on 01282 416596 so that we can ensure you are provided with the appropriate testing.

Accessing treatment

Treatment for STIs can be accessed at Brook Burnley’s clinical service.

Treatment for Gonorrhoea and other STIs can be accessed from The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health and HIV Service – the team at Brook will help you to access this service if you are 19 or under.

If you are aged 25 or above, you can access STI testing along with other sexual health services at The Northern website.

Emergency contraception

Brook Burnley offers free emergency contraception to young people aged 24 and under. If you need emergency contraception please call Brook Burnley on 01282 416596 to arrange an appointment.

Emergency contraception can also be accessed accessed from St Peter’s Pharmacy (see map below). Please ring 01282 644528 to check that this free service is available.


Brook Burnley offers a free and confidential counselling service for people aged 13-24 living in East Lancashire.

Counselling is a place to talk and to be heard, without judgement. It helps you look at difficult situations and get a better understanding of what is happening or has happened. It can also be a space where you can talk things through and work towards making decisions.

Find out more about counselling, including how to refer yourself or someone else.

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