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Brook Manchester

Free, confidential sexual health services for young people aged 19 and under in Manchester.

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

Brook Manchester operates a free and confidential service for people aged 19 and under, offering sexual health screening, contraception, pregnancy testing, free condoms and advice.

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Free and confidential services

Brook offers free and confidential sexual health services for young people living in Manchester.

Find out more about what Brook Manchester offers.

STI testing and treatment

At Brook Manchester we offer free STI testing and treatment for people aged 19 and under.

Also, if you are aged 16-24 and live in a Manchester City postcode, you can request a free chlamydia and gonorrhoea test kit to be send to you by post. It’s quick, easy and completely confidential.

Find out more about STI testing and treatment.

Emergency Contraception

Brook Manchester offers free emergency contraception to young people aged 19 and under living in Manchester. Emergency contraception can also be accessed at local pharmacies, and is usually free if you are aged 24 and under.

Find out more about how to access emergency contraception.

Get in touch

If you think you need an appointment, or want to talk to someone, you can call us on 0161 237 3001. Our friendly staff are here to help you with whatever is going on.

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Contact Us

If you think you need an appointment, or want to talk to someone, you can call us on 0161 237 3001.

Telephone lines are open:

Monday, 12-6pm
Tuesday to Friday, 12-5pm
Saturday, 12-3pm

How can Brook Manchester help me?

At Brook Manchester, 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:


Free STI testing and treatment

Brook Manchester offers free sexual health screening for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV, and offers and treatment for young people aged 19 and under.

Also, if you are aged 16-24 and live in a Manchester City postcode, you can request a free chlamydia and gonorrhoea test kit to be send to you by post. 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 Manchester on 0161 237 3001 (19 and under) or The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health and HIV Service (over 19).

How does it work?

  • 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).
  • 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. 
  • Once you have done your test, you can send it back to us in the freepost envelope provided. The information you provide is sent to The Doctors Laboratory (TDL), who will process the test, and Brook Manchester.
  • The results are then sent to you confidentially, usually around 5-7 days 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.
  • If you do not receive a text within 10 days of sending your kit in the post, or if you have any other questions or problems, you can get in touch with Brook Manchester on 0161 237 3001

Please note:

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 0161 237 3001 so that we can ensure you are provided with the appropriate testing.

Accessing treatment

Treatment for Chlamydia can be accessed at Brook Manchester’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 over 19, you can access STI testing along with other sexual health services at www.thenorthernsexualhealth.co.uk.

Not in a Manchester City postcode?

If you don’t live in a Manchester City postcode, you might still be able to access a free home testing kit.

Order a home STI test if you live in Stockport.
Order a home STI test if you live in Tameside.
Order a home STI test if you live in Trafford.

View more options for accessing home testing kits.


Emergency contraception

Brook Manchester offers free emergency contraception to young people aged 19 and under living in the Manchester area. If you need emergency contraception please call Brook Manchester on 0161 237 3001 to arrange an appointment.

To support you to choose the best method of emergency contraception for you, please make sure you have completed the SXT emergency contraception tool before your appointment and bring your results with you. The emergency contraception calculator will help you to calculate your risk level of falling pregnant.

Emergency contraception can also be accessed from local pharmacies (usually free for people aged 24 and under). You can find your local provider on the map below. Please check opening times and any COVID-19 restrictions with the pharmacy before visiting.

Visiting a clinic

COVID-19 update

Brook Manchester services are still running for young people aged 19 and under.

Under normal circumstances, we offer our services at the below venues. While most of these are currently closed so as to keep our staff and visitors safe, Brook Manchester is currently offering phone appointments only.

Please call 0161 237 3001 to arrange an appointment. There are no walk-in services available until further notice.

Brook Manchester

Address: Commonwealth House, 81 Lever Street (near Great Ancoats Street), Manchester, M1 1FL

Opening times:
Monday, 12pm – 6pm
Tuesday to Friday, 12pm – 5pm
Saturday, 12pm – 3pm

Contact: 0161 237 3001

Accessibility at Brook Manchester

Our clinic has wheelchair access and interpretation services. Please call us on 0161 237 3001 for more information.

We welcome all genders, and our service is young person friendly. You will never be judged for the information you disclose when visiting our clinic. While all conversations are confidential, we may need to share your information if we believe you are at risk of any harm.

We invite you to speak to our nurses about any worries or concerns you may have, and have lots of information available for you to take away with you.

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