Lincolnshire Sexual Health launches text service for young people countywide

12th August 2019

A new sexual health service is being launched to provide advice and support to young people in Lincolnshire.

ChatHealth, launched today by Lincolnshire Sexual Health (LiSH), is an easy way for young people, aged 13-19, to confidentially ask for help about a range of sexual health issues by contacting 07520 649893.

Heidi Shooter, advanced sexual health practitioner for LiSH, said: “We are really pleased to be able to offer ChatHealth to young people across Lincolnshire. It will make accessing

confidential advice about sexual health services easier and less daunting for them.”

ChatHealth is available Monday-Friday and automatic replies will be sent to messages received out of hours. For medical help and advice outside of these hours please contact your GP or call 111.

LiSH, which is run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, provides confidential and non-judgmental advice, testing and treatment for all aspects of sexual health, including contraception. The central booking line (01522 309309) can be used to book appointments at any of Lincolnshire's sexual health clinics, from 8am-7.30pm Monday to Thursday, or 8am-4.30pm on Fridays.  To access the online booking system and for further information about the service, including chlamydia screening, safer sex and the C-Card scheme, visit www.lincolnshiresexualhealth.nhs.uk.

You can also follow the dedicated sexual health social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @LCHSSexHealth