Monkey-Pox

We are aware of increasing numbers of cases of Monkeypox present in the UK population.

If you have a sexual health concern AND have any of the following symptoms, please call our central booking line (see above for Bank Holiday opening times) on 01904 721111 and one of our team will be able to get you the help you need.

Do not come directly to clinic if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Rash on any part of your body
  • Fever
  • New lump/s in neck, groin or under your arm

AND

  1. Are you a gay, bisexual or other man who has sex with men?
  2. Have you had contact with someone with confirmed Monkeypox in the 21 days before symptom onset?
  3. Have you travelled to West and Central Africa, in the 21 days before symptoms onset

In the event you answer yes to any of the above please stay at home and isolate and call NHS 111 or your local sexual health services.

Things I can do to relieve symptoms of suspected Monkeypox virus

  • Take regular paracetamol if safe to do so (do not exceed recommended dosage)
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Keep any blisters or sores clean and covered with light cotton clothing or dressing if appropriate
  • Where possible self isolate away from household contacts and pets

 

We are unable to supply repeat contraceptive pills, patches and injections for those aged 20 in York and over these must be provided by your GP.

We can supply repeat contraceptive pills, patches and injections for those aged 20 in North Yorkshire. 

We can insert, exchange and remove implants and contraceptive coils for all ages and start all service users on a new form of contraception.

If you are experiencing severe pain and our clinics are closed please telephone NHS 111, for help and information 24 hours a day 365 days a year or attend the nearest A&E department. 

If you require Sexual health/Contraception care, please call our central booking line from 8:15am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8:15am to 3:30pm Friday and 9am to 12pm Saturday, on 01904 721111 and press option 1. 

Please note - we are not able to offer 'walk-in' services - all appointments need to be arranged through our booking team

Aged 17 or under? You can also text us on 07973 775692 to make an appointment Monday-Friday 8.15am-3:30pm. 

We kindly ask that you continue to wear face mask when you attend our clinics. 

If you are unable to speak on the phone for any other reason (i.e. hearing impairment or at risk within your home) you can email us on www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/york/contact-us/

No symptoms but want an STI screen? Please order a testing kit online:

For York https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/york/york-home/online-booking-and-testing/

For North Yorkshire https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/north-yorkshire/north-yorkshire-home/online-booking-and-testing/

Your GP may be able to help with your contraception needs.

 

 

 

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LGBTQ

If you are LGBTQ, it's just as important for you as for anyone else to use NHS services to keep yourself healthy.

If you feel able to, it's a good idea to tell your doctor or nurse if you're LGBTQ. If we know about your sexuality, sexual preferences and any genital surgery, it's easier to discuss your life, relationships and health concerns. We can also keep an eye out for any health problems relevant to you.

Although LGBTQ people share the same health needs as heterosexuals and cisgender people, there are some important differences.

LGBTQ people may be less likely to have screening and testing. This could be because of fear of discrimination, or because they simply don't think they're at risk.

Our sexual health services are committed to providing a friendly and professional service to everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.

When you attend a clinic you do not have to give any personal information about your sexuality to the receptionist.

All of the clinics in York and North Yorkshire have mixed waiting areas and our treatment rooms are not gender specific.

Our Community Outreach Team offers services to LGBTQ people in York and North Yorkshire including confidential HIV testing, free condoms and lubricant, 1-2-1 support and support groups. For more information please follow the links below.

https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/york/york-home/online-booking-and-testing/ For York

https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/north-yorkshire/north-yorkshire-home/online-booking-and-testing/ For North Yorkshire

Queer Peers 14-25 years for those who identify as LGBTQ+

Are you looking to connect to the local LGBTQ+ community in York and North Yorkshire?

Join a supportive, welcoming, inclusive, safe space to make friends, share experiences and have fun.

Meeting run bi-weekly online.

Contact Lilly via mobile 07855171280 or email Lilly.Allenby@York.NHS.UK