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.

 We are now again open Saturday York Monkgate , 9-12 noon.

We offer Urgent Same Day Access Appointments and Routine Planned Appointments. Please call 01904 721111 (8:15am - 6pm) Monday to Thursday and 8:15am to 4pm Friday to arrange a discussion with one of our clinical staff and they will arrange an appointment for you. Our 'contact us' option on the website can be used but there may be some delays in responding to non-urgent queries. 

If you are under 18 and/or are living in a situation where you are unable to safely call us, please text us on 07980 973337. We will reply to you within 1 - 2 working days. Please note that this texting service is not for routine enquiries. If you feel your safety is at risk please contact the Police.

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.

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

Please note that ALL patients, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering in all NHS buildings. If you do not have your own face covering we can provide you with a mask when you attend your pre-arranged appointment. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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I need emergency contraception

If you have had recent unprotected sex and you don’t want to be pregnant you need to act as soon as possible.

The most effective form of emergency contraception is having a coil inserted.

Emergency contraception pills work best the sooner you can take them. Some pills can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex.

You can get the emergency coil and contraceptive pills from our service and from the following places:

Free from GPs (you do not need to be registered with the GP you visit but it is best to ring first to confirm that they offer it).

GP out of Hours Service- call NHS 111 for advice.

North Yorkshire Pharmacies provide emergency contraception pills to buy over the counter for £15 - £35.

Some North Yorkshire pharmacies are able to issue emergency hormonal contraception for free for those under 25. Please check with your pharmacy before attending.

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