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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National HIV Testing Week 2019

National HIV Testing Week runs from 16th November to 23rd November 2019.

There are plenty of ways to get tested in York and North Yorkshire:

  • Yorkshire MESMAC's community based HIV testing drop-in sessions. Click here to see the testing times for York. Click here to see the testing times for North Yorkshire. If you can't make any of the drop-ins, there are also bookable appointments available throughout the week. Click here to make an appointment online. 
  • YorSexualHealth services. See our clinics and services page for our Queue & Wait times.
  • Postal kits for STI testing offered by YorSexualHealth. If you are most at risk, you can order a postal testing kit for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. Click here to view the eligibility criteria and to order a kit.
  • SH:24 self testing kits. Self testing kits for HIV and Syphilis are available to order online for anyone living in England. This is a national scheme that is independent of local services. Click here to order a kit. 

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