Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Until further notice all of our Queue & Wait, Test & Go and routine appointment services are suspended to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to enable some of our staff to be re-deployed. This means that you are unable to be seen in the clinic without talking to our central booking team first.

Please call 01904 721111 (9am - 3pm) Monday to Friday to arrange a discussion with one of our clinical staff. If you feel the issue is URGENT e.g. you need emergency contraception, HIV post-exposure treatment or have new and significant symptoms, please let the booking team know. Our 'contact us' option on the website can be used but there may be some delays in responding to non-urgent queries. 

Clinic Closures -  we are currently only operating clinics in York, Selby, Harrogate, Scarborough, Northallerton, Catterick and Skipton - all other clinics are temporarily suspended.

ONLINE SERVICES - free condoms are available via the website for residents of York and North Yorkshire. Online testing is available for those most at risk of STIs or who have been advised to do a test

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For information on coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/coronavirus-corvid-19-information/

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Information for Sex Workers

For sex workers accessing sexual health services in York and North Yorkshire you can use the red umbrella card which will fast track your attendance in clinic. These cards are available at the community sex worker drop-in sessions and within our services.

Your rights:

Further information regarding rights is available at: www.release.org.uk

If you would like to order a home STI testing kit, or if you would like to book an appointment with the clinic, please click here.

If you have been exposed to HIV within the past 72 hours, you can ask for PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis). PEP is a course of medication that can significantly reduce your risk of HIV infection. Click here to find out more about PEP. 

If you sell or trade sex, you are eligible for the Hepatitis B vaccination free of charge from YorSexualHealth. Click here for more information. 

You have a right to be safe at work. If you have been sexually assaulted, click here to find out about the support on offer to you. You can also anonymously report dangerous individuals to National Ugly Mugs, who will then send out an alert to other sex workers in the local area. 

Crimes against sex workers have been adopted into the North Yorkshire Police official policy for tackling and dealing with hate crime. You can see more information on this via Twitter, Facebook or their website. There are also sex worker safety pages on their website, which links to essential safety tips and key contacts. 

If you have had unprotected sex and need emergency contraception, please click here