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*Due to heavy snowfall across parts of York and North Yorkshire, please be aware that conditions for travelling to the clinics might be more difficult. If you have an appointment today please ring ahead to check what the weather conditions are like at the clinics*

*Unfortunately due to the weather conditions the Ripon clinic is closed today*

11.01.2021 Following the recent announcements regarding Covid lockdown – Please be reassured that we are still providing face to face and virtual services.

If you need sexual health care, please continue to call our central booking line on 01904 721111 and press option 1.

You will be assessed by our team and one of our nurses will call you to discuss the best way to get you the care you need.

 

Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

In order to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are offering telephone appointments and postal tests/treatments whenever possible. If you need to be seen in a clinic this can be arranged after you have spoken with a nurse on the phone.

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

If you are 18 and under and live in York there are now planned appointments and same day access slots available on a Monday 4pm-7pm, call 01904 721111 or text 07973 775692 to make an appointment (both phones lines are closed on Bank holidays)

Please note that ALL patients, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering in all NHS buildings.

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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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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 click here.

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