Health Outreach and Inclusion Service – Wigan Borough

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The Health Outreach and Inclusion Service tackles health inequalities within the most vulnerable communities in society with the main function of supporting individuals and families, particularly from disadvantaged groups who often have difficulties accessing services.

The service aims to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes and support health improvement for people who are vulnerable migrants, gypsies and travellers, homeless people and sex workers.

The service offers screening, health advice, information, support and onward signposting and referral to empower and enable service users to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.


Who can access our service?

Vulnerable migrants, homeless people, gypsies and travellers and sex workers within the Wigan Borough


How can people access the service?

Referral from professionals.

Self referral.


Where is the service offered?

Service users can be seen at a clinic in one of our community venues or a home visit can be arranged.

  • Boston House, Wigan
  • Leigh Walk-in-Centre
  • Community venue, please contact us for details

What can we offer?

In addition to help accessing health services, we can offer:

  • General physical assessment
  • Blood sugar screening
  • Chlamydia testing
  • Screening for Blood Borne Virus ( BBV) Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV and referral into specialist services if the results are positive
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Urinalysis
  • Weight and BMI
  • Healthy eating
  • Clinic in a box
  • Advocacy
  • Child health advice
  • Signposting to services

Contact us

Please feel free to get in touch with us for any help, information or advice:

Health Outreach and Inclusion Service
Longshoot Health Centre
Scholes
Wigan
WN1 3NH

Tel: 01942 483586
Text Relay: 18001 01942 483 856
Fax: 01942 483556
Email: ALWCH.HOIS@nhs.net


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