Trade Sexual Health

Free, confidential health advice, information,
services & support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and trans communities of Leicester,
Leicestershire & Rutland

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Drop-in services

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, drop-in service at the Trade office and at Splash Spa are temporarily suspended.

We are still able to offer information, advice and guidance, as well some limited one-to-one support over phone by calling 0116 254 1747 and by email on during our opening hours

We will be offering a drop-in service via Zoom for people wanting to talk to somebody or to get some support with collecting blood samples for HIV and STI postal kits. These sessions will take place on Mondays 12:00-2:00pm (excluding Public Holidays). Click here to access.

Trade can offer information, advice and guidance on sexual health and HIV prevention, as well as signpost and refer onto other services, in person at our drop-in services.

Services on offer

Some of our drop-in services include:

  • C-Card registration and distribution

  • Safer sex pack pick up

  • Information, advice and guidance on sexual health services, LGB&T support and services or other health & wellbeing services across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

  • Booking in for one-to-one practical support and counselling assessments

  • Signposting and referral onto other services specifically for your needs

  • Kwik Prick rapid HIV testing (Monday drop-in only at Trade only, appointments on other days at Trade and Splash Sauna drop-in)

Trade Office

Our main hub on 27 Bowling Green Street is where you can access our drop-in service during our opening hours:

  • Monday - 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday - 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday - 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday - 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Weekends and Public Holidays - Closed

Please check our website homepage and social media pages for any other days where we might be closed.

Splash Sauna drop-in (for men only)

Temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 - see notice above.

In partnership with Splash Spa & Leisure, we are also able to offer these drop-in services at their venue on a weekly basis, specifically for gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men. The drop-in here is not only for Splash customers, but is also available to non-paying patrons wishing to access the drop-in only, with thanks to the venue owners.

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month - 5:00-7:00pm
  • 2nd and 4th Friday of the month - 3:00-5:00pm
  • 3rd Saturday of the month - 2:00-4:00pm

Please check our website homepage and social media pages for any other days where these drop-in may be cancelled/changed.