Please note - Our central booking line (01904 721111) will be unavailable daily after 3:30pm until further notice

We are experiencing significant demand for services within the trust. Our nursing teams are supporting hospital services with increased winter pressures and COVID activity.

As a result we will be running reduced lists at Monkgate, Scarborough, Selby and Harrogate.

Please be patient with our staff, they are working extremely hard to ensure that you get the most appropriate care as quickly as possible.

 

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.

 

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

 

If you require Sexual health/Contraception care, please continue to call our central booking line on 01904 721111 and press option 1.

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

 

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/  

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Needle Spiking in Nightclubs

You might have seen reports in the news of people being “spiked” by injection in nightclubs. There’s lots of information going around about the health risks of being spiked at the moment, but not all of it is true or helpful. Sexual health services have recently seen an increase in enquiries about the risk of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C from needle spiking.

There have been no recorded cases of HIV from needle stick injuries in the community, so the risk of getting HIV from needle spiking is very low. HIV is a fragile virus and can’t live for very long outside of the body. Additionally, most people who know that they have HIV are on successful treatment, meaning that they can’t pass it on. The online rumours about people being diagnosed with HIV shortly after being spiked with a needle are false – it takes 4-12 weeks (depending on the type of test used) for HIV to show up on a test. If you’re still worried you can test for HIV after 4-12 weeks.

The risk of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C from needle stick injuries is small, but you might want to get tested for peace of mind. It is recommended you test 3 months after potential exposure, and again after 6 months.