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HIV - Community HIV Specialist Service

About the service

Our service is for adults living with HIV. We offer specialist HIV and MH nursing including home visits and health checks, as well as information, access and referrals to support workers. We also work with other professionals such as specialist HIV pharmacy, psychology, psychiatry, and dietician services, and with other agencies including voluntary bodies.

We have three units covering the West Sussex and Brighton & Hove areas:

  • Brighton and Hove Team (based at The School Clinic, Brighton)
  • North Team (based at Crawley Hospital)
  • South Team (based at Zachary Merton Hospital, Rustington)

We also run a Service User Group for those using our service - ask your nurse for details.

Download: Community HIV Specialist Service patient leaflet

  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • West Sussex
  • How To Access:
    Generally patients are referred via GPs, specialist HIV clinics, or by other medical or social care professionals who can now fax their referrals directly to our teams by using secure fax number 01903 858061 or they can send to sc-tr.chivssreferrals@nhs.net

    We also accept self-referrals from patients, who can call us directly using the contact details shown below for any advice, except where a mental health issue is involved.
  • Contact Details:
    Brighton & Hove Team,
    Community HIV Specialist Service,
    The School Clinic,
    Morley Street,
    Brighton BN2 9DH
    Tel: 01273 265962

    North Team,
    Community HIV Specialist Service,
    Fifth Floor,
    Crawley Hospital,
    Crawley RH11 7DH
    Tel: 01293 301021

    South Team,
    Community HIV Specialist Service,
    First Floor,
    Zachary Merton Hospital,
    Glenville Road,
    Rustington,
    Littlehampton BN16 2EB
    Tel: 01903 858044

    Service Fax: 01903 858061
  • Opening Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except bank holidays)
  • How to find us:
    All three bases are easily accessible by public transport. Limited hospital parking is available at Crawley Hospital and Zachary Merton only. Please contact the addresses above for detailed directions.
  • More Information:
    More information on HIV, including how to get tested for HIV, can be found at:
    Brighton Sexual Health

  • West Sussex Sexual Health

    Other information on HIV can be found at:
    Aidsmap
    Terrence Higgins Trust

    Sussex Community NHS Trust - Community HIV Specialist Service patient leaflet

    HIV and AIDS Support
  • Directorate:
    Adults
  • Reference Directory ID:
    16310