Visit a clinic

If you are over 16 years old and a Blackburn with Darwen resident, most of your sexual health needs can be taken care of via SH:24.

Order contraception online

Order a home STI test kit online

For anything urgent, such as if you need PEP or emergency contraception, please still get in touch to book an appointment.

Brook Blackburn offers a wide range of services from our location on Darwen Street.

This includes:

  • STI testing and treatment
  • Contraception (including long-acting methods and emergency contraception)
  • Pregnancy testing and help with pregnancy choices
  • HIV support
  • Information and advice around all aspects of sexual health and wellbeing

Our services are available to anyone living in Blackburn with Darwen and our friendly staff can support you with whatever you need, even if you're not quite sure what that is. They are there to listen, answer any questions and give you lots of information and support.

We offer a dedicated service for people aged 18 and under on Monday, Friday and Saturday afternoons.

Reminder: if you are 16 or over, you can use our online services to order an STI test, get contraception or get emergency contraception (the 'morning after pill') without needing to visit a clinic.

Smear test: we can offer a smear test (also known as cervical screening) if you are due a smear test and you are coming for a vaginal examination or IUD/IUS fitting.
More about cervical screening

Outside of Blackburn with Darwen?

Brook Blackburn services are only available to residents of Blackburn with Darwen. If you live outside of Blackburn with Darwen but have a Lancashire address, please visit for details of how to access sexual health services.

Making an appointment

Until further notice, Brook Blackburn clinics are accessible by appointment only.

In time, we will offer a mixture of bookable appointments and walk-ins, meaning you can turn up during opening hours and see a member of the team.

If you are over 18 years old

Please ring 01254 268 700 for appointments. Our phone lines are open from 10:00-16:00 Monday-Friday.

If you are under 18 years old

If you need to speak to us urgently, please call 01254 268 700. Otherwise, see if you can book a Monday afternoon appointment here.*

*Online appointment booking is currently available for under 18s only. If you are over 18 please call to book your appointment. Over 18s booking into and under 18s clinic may have their appointment rescheduled or cancelled.

Location and opening times


Brook Blackburn,
54-56 Darwen Street,


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01254 268 700

Please note: our phone lines are open from 10:00-16:00 Monday-Friday.


Opening times

Monday: 9:00 - 18:00 (under 18s only 15:30 - 18:00)

Tuesday: 9:00 - 17:00

Wednesday: 9:00 - 17:00

Thursday: 9:00 - 17:00

Friday: 9:00 - 17:00 (under 18s only 13:00 - 16:00)

Saturday: 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:30 - 15:00 (under 18s only 13:30 - 15:00)

Sunday: CLOSED

Occasionally opening hours may differ from the above, e.g. for public holidays. We will always do our best to let you know if we are not open as usual, but you might want to call ahead to check.

Frequently asked questions

Is visiting the service confidential?

All sexual health and contraception services are confidential. Health professionals work to strict guidelines and won’t tell anyone else about your visit unless they believe you’re at serious risk of immediate harm.

Do I have to be registered to use the service?

You do not need to have registered with us before using our service.

If you are accessing sexual health services in Blackburn for the first time, our team will ask you for all the details we need to provide you with the best help and support.

Do I need a referral to use the service?

You do not need a referral to access our services.

Our service is open access, which means that anyone in Blackburn with Darwen can access it directly and without a referral. You can phone us on 01254 268700 or use our online services.

View referral information for professionals

Does Brook Blackburn offer cervical smear tests?

We are unable to offer cervical smear tests (cervical screening) at this time.

If you are due a cervical smear test, we recommend you contact your GP. You can also find out more about accessing cervical screening services on the NHS website.

I'm not sure what help I need, what should I do?

It's ok if you don't know what you need - our friendly team are here to help.

The first step is to get in touch, either by phone, webchat or by dropping into the clinic (if it's safe to do so).

Our team will talk to you to find out more about your situation, and then will help you to access whatever treatment or support is best for you. This might mean visiting a clinic, using our online services or helping you to access services from another provider.