HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing
Our dried blood spot testing is free, easy and confidential. Book an appointment now to access our testing services.
African health services
We offer community-based services and support for people from African communities.
Chinese health services
Our Chinese Health Project works with the Chinese community in Glasgow to support good health and provide easier access to local healthcare services.
Free infant formula milk programme
Our free infant formula milk programme is available to all new or expecting parents living with HIV in Lanarkshire.
Dried blood spot testing
Waverley Care offers free and confidential dried blood test testing for HIV and hepatitis B and C.
This type of test requires a tiny drop of blood from your finger to be rubbed on a sample card. The sample card is sent to a lab to be tested, with the test results taking between 2 and 3 weeks to come back.
Read more about dried blood spot testing here.
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African health services
Our community-based services aim to raise awareness of HIV in Black-African communities, focusing on promoting good sexual health, getting people tested and preventing HIV transmission.
For people living with HIV, we provide a range of support services to help you in whatever ways you need.
One to one support
Our confidential and non-judgemental one to one services for African communities are designed to help people living with HIV enjoy good health and wellbeing.
We can provide advice and support with issues such as:
- Talking to partners,
- Accessing treatment,
- Attending appointments related to HIV treatment and care or sexual health,
- Challenging stigma or discussing faith and HIV,
- Signposting to help with things like immigration questions.
If you are worried about your HIV risk our support services can provide you with:
- Information and advice on HIV,
- Information and access to PrEP,
- Access to confidential, community-based HIV testing.
Alongside HIV-specific prevention work, we also work to promote good sexual health. We can provide information, advice and support around a range of issues including:
- Accessing free condoms from local venues,
- Accessing local sexual health services and testing for sexually transmitted infections,
- Talking to your partner about condom use and sex,
- Support with reporting domestic abuse.
If you would rather get in touch by phone, please call 0141 332 2520.Back to top
Chinese Health Project
There are an estimated 9,000 people in Scotland living with hepatitis B, with people from the Chinese community particularly affected.
Our Chinese Health Project works with the Chinese community in Glasgow to raise awareness of hepatitis B and other blood borne viruses like HIV and hepatitis C. We also provide support to access testing, vaccination and treatment.
Our support services are available in English, Mandarin or Cantonese.
We provide education workshops for Chinese community groups and businesses, and at local events, covering the basics of hepatitis B.
Information, advice and support
We offer a range of support services to people living with or at risk of hepatitis B and other blood borne viruses, including confidential hepatitis B testing, treatment or vaccination, alongside testing for hepatitis C and HIV.
We can also help you access other local services that can offer support.
Health Ambassador Programme
Our Chinese Health Ambassadors are trained volunteers who meet individuals and small groups to offer information and advice about hepatitis B.
If you are interested in becoming a Chinese Health Project Ambassador, please get in touch with our Health Improvement Coordinator Benny Cheng by phone on 07596 519821 or by email at email@example.com.
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Free infant formula milk
To prevent the transmission of HIV to newborn babies, official guidelines recommend that people living with HIV do not breast/chestfeed and instead exclusively formula feed their babies.
However, formula milk is an expensive option that some parents struggle to afford. Commonly available powdered formulas can cost anything from £30-£60 per month depending on the brand and that’s before you factor in the additional costs of bottles and sterilisers.
To overcome this barrier, Waverley Care can provide free formula milk for babies from birth up to age one.
- 4 tins of formula a month for the first year of baby’s life,
- Free bottles and sterilising equipment,
- Flexible collection and delivery options,
- Free and confidential support services.
How to access
If you are living with HIV and are pregnant, speak to your HIV specialist nurse about a referral or get in touch with us for information and advice.Back to top