Female Sex Worker Clinic

  Description / information
Name of service Female Sex Worker Clinic
Remit & Target group The aim of this service is to improve the sexual and general health of women working in the sex industry.
Services Provided Street sex worker specific (if any) General
  • BBV and STI screening
• Needle exchange
• Safer injecting advice
• Free condoms and lube
• Drugs advice
• Sexual health and family planning advice
• Signposting to other services e.g tenancy, welfare rights, routes out of prostitution
• General health checks
• One to one service
• Internet outreach
Professionals available
(e.g. clinical staff, social workers, drug specialists etc)
BBV nurse specialist with GUM and Family Planning experience.
Needle exchange specialists
Keep well nurse (outreach nurse for the Homeless practice)
Does your service use volunteers / peer educators etc.? No but looking into the possibility
Where do you offer service(s) from?
(e.g. base/location, outreach, community clinic, drop-in etc)
1. Mobile unit in the Leith area.
2. Clinic runs from Spittal Street Centre (see below)
3. Indoor sex environments
Service hours / days 1. Mobile unit runs every Wednesday 9-12
2. Clinic runs every Thursday evening 5-7.30
3. One –to- one service by prior arrangement
4. Indoor sex environments on a Tuesday afternoon
Catchment area Edinburgh
Eligibility criteria
(including any restrictions e.g. must be drug free / agree to...)
Any women selling sex on/off streets
Charging policy
(if any)
Free service
Referral Process
(e.g. self or third party referral)
Self referral or third party referral
Referral information required
(including e.g. anonymous access permitted / full identity disclosure required etc)
Confidential and anonymous.
Contact information
(for service users)
Telephone: 0131 537 8300
Spittal Street Centre, Lady Lawson Street Entrance
22-24 Spittal Street
Edinburgh EH3 9DU
Access details
(e.g. induction loop, disabled access, language support available etc)
Due to the constraints of offering the service on a mobile unit there is poor access for anyone who has mobility problems. Disabled access available at the Spittal Street Clinic.
Language support will be arranged for anyone requiring this – this would need to be delivered in the clinic at Spittal Street.