The Health Shop

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Here at The Health Shop, we offer advice and support on a wide range of issues regarding substance abuse and sexual health.

Sexual health

We provide a sexual health service which offers non-invasive testing for sexually transmitted infections (including oral and anal screening) for people who don't have any symptoms. We also offer hepatitis B vaccinations.

We provide a range of condoms, lube, gloves and dams, emergency hormonal contraception (the morning after pill) and pregnancy testing. We also have specific information on chemsex.

The service is a C-Card registration and pick up point.

Harm reduction

We provide:

  • a specialist needle and syringe exchange
  • 1-1 advice and support around substance use
  • blood-borne virus testing and vaccinations
  • harm reduction advice
  • specialist steroid and image enhancing drugs information and advice

For more information visit our website:, call us on 0115 905 5001 or email us at

Service opening hours

Monday 9.00am-4.30pm

Tuesday 9.00am -4.30pm

Wednesday 2.00pm-7.00pm

Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm

Friday 9.00am-4.30pm

Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm

If you need a needle exchange outside of these hours please visit Boots Broadmarsh Centre (approximately 0.5 miles away).

Using our service

Drop in or make an appointment by calling us directly on 0115 905 5001.

The Health Shop
12 Broad Street

Getting here

Our site does not have parking, but there are chargeable parking spaces nearby. For help planning your journey visit

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