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 services at the Trade office are limited

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)

All drop-ins must be prearranged with a Trade member of staff via phone, email or our online booking system


Phone – 0116 254 1747

Email –

Online booking system -


Trade Office

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

Drop-in times

  • At the Trade office - for information, advice, guidance and access to safer sex packs and rapid HIV testing (subject to team capacity)
    • Mondays: 11am-2pm
    • Wednesdays: 3-5pm
    • Fridays: 11am-2pm
  • At Splash sauna - for information, advice, guidance, access to safer sex packs and rapid HIV testing
  • Thursdays: 3-5pm

Testing services

  • Kwik Prick - rapid HIV testing - appointments and drop-in available on Mondays between 12-5pm (last appointment at 4:30pm)
  • CLINIC xtra - full sexual health screening - appointments available on Fridays between 11-12pm (last appointment at 11:40am) - first and third friday of each month - see below for further details

Safer sex packs

  • Pick-up available from the Trade office during drop-in times (see above) and from community venues during their opening hours (Dover Castle, Rainbow & Dove, Helsinki)
  • Postal service available for gay, bisexual and other men having sex with men outside a 1-mile radius of the Trade office - see below for further details.
  • C-Card registration and distribution for everybody available during Trade drop-in hours (see above).

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)


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.

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