Welcome to Brook Blackburn - on these pages you can find information about services and activities in Blackburn.
*** SERVICE UPDATE 11/05/2020: please see below for changes to services because of COVID-19 ***
Our clinic in Blackburn continues to offer contraception and sexual health services during the COVID crisis.
We have adapted the way we work and are not offering walk in clinics as usual; all consultations with our Nurses are via telephone.
Contraception and pregnancy testing
Collection or postage of pills/ condoms/ pregnancy tests, as appropriate, will be arranged during phone consultations.
Ring the centre on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday to arrange to speak to a nurse: 01254 268700
If you ring the service and there is not someone there to answer the phone, please leave a message with your name and contact number, and someone will call you back.
Our Nurses will be calling existing clients whose repeat contraception is due (depo injection, implant, patches, pills) to explore alternative methods to keep them safe and protected until we can see them again.
Appointments and sexual health information
If you live in Blackburn with Darwen and you wish to make an appointment or find out information about any sexual health clinic across the borough please ring 01254 283888.
If you live in Lancashire outside of Blackburn with Darwening 0300 1234154 for details / appointments at your local sexual health clinic.
We have moved to telephone counselling, for our existing clients, where appropriate.
We are offering non-therapeutic wellbeing support to those young people who are currently on our waiting lists for counselling at Blackburn and East Lancashire.
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
Our opening times are
- Monday: 12.00-6.30pm
- Wednesday: 12.00-6.00pm
- Friday: 12.00-5.00pm
- Saturday: 11-2.30pm
Outside of Brook opening times
Free emergency contraception can be accessed at Boots on Townsmoor Retail Park - ring 01254 696620 to check that this free service is available.
About our service
We offer services for Blackburn with Darwen young people up to the age of 24, so, from your 25th birthday you will need to ring 01254 283888 for information about the All Age Sexual Health Service or alternatively you can see your GP.
Our services are walk in which means that we do not offer appointments (unless arranged by a nurse for a follow up consultation).
We recommend that you do not leave it till the last day to come for repeat contraception as we cannot guarantee that you will be seen that day.
If you live in Blackburn with Darwen
- And wish to make an appointment for contraception services then you can access your GP.
- And you wish to make an appointment or find out information about any sexual health clinic across the borough please ring 01254 283888
If you live in Lancashire outside of Blackburn with Darwen
- Ring 0300 1234154 for details / appointments at your local sexual health clinic.
Please use our find a service tool to find other clinics near to you.
Walk in clinics
Walk-in clinics are available during the week for young people who do not wish to make an appointment.
Sometimes the walk-in clinics can become very busy, and on occasions a temporary stop may be put in place to manage this.
We understand that this can be disappointing for those that may not be able to be seen that day, or may have a longer wait than usual.
In these situations our staff will make every effort to redirect you to an alternative service the same day, or to return to Brook on a different day.
Free postal chlamydia kits
If you are aged 16-24 years and live in Lancashire or Blackburn with Darwen you can access free postal chlamydia kits by visiting www.lancashiresexualhealth.nhs.uk
If you have any concerns or comments about Brook in Blackburn please email our complaints manager firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in a client feedback card in clinic.