The Parallel Young People’s Health Service in Bolton

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The Parallel

The Parallel offers an adolescent health service for young people living in Bolton up to the age of 19.

What is adolescence?

Adolescence is a stage in life where young people begin to develop the skills to make their own decisions about health and wellbeing.

The Parallel works closely with school nursing and other young people’s services to meet the health needs of young people in a holistic way.

Issues affecting this age group are often linked and may include, sexual health and contraception, general health issues, smoking, substance misuse, relationships, bullying, food and weight problems – we are here to help!


Who can access the service?

The Parallel is a free service to young people living in Bolton and/or with a Bolton GP from age 11 to their 19th birthday.


Do I need to make an appointment?

You do not need to make appointments for our drop in clinics as follows:

Opening times

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
3.30pm to 6.00pm 2.30pm to 6.00pm 3.30pm to 6.00pm No clinic 3.30pm to 6.00pm 12.30pm to 3.30pm

If advice is needed outside of clinic times a Nurse may be available on 01204 462444.


Contact details

The Parallel Young People’s Health service
9A Churchgate
Bolton
BL1 1HU

Telephone: 01204 462444


Confidentiality

Health professionals must keep their discussions with patients confidential. We are not usually allowed to tell anyone about what’s been said. However, there are exceptions:

If you agree, we can tell other people.

If we suspect you’re being abused or are in danger, we are allowed to tell appropriate professionals, but we will discuss that with you first.

Our confidentiality posters at The Parallel explain this in detail and we will also give you a “how we use your records leaflet” on your first visit.


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