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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Psychology and counselling services

Counselling

YorSexualHealth (YSH) runs a free and confidential counselling service for people living within North Yorkshire and York who wish to seek support around different aspects of sexual health.

You can be referred by a member of the YSH staff or you can contact us directly. Our self-referral form can be found here.

Our counsellors are experienced professionals, both in counselling and sexual health and are members of recognised professional associations.

This service is provided from locations across North Yorkshire and York, and is available to anyone living in those areas, irrespective of whether you have been previously registered with the YorSexualHealth service. Please see our information on counselling services for more details. 

Clinical psychology

HIV Psychology provides psychological assessment and treatment to people living with HIV in the York area, or those who are receiving their HIV care with our service.

Clinical Psychologists provide psychological assessment and treatment to York patients, as well as consultation, teaching, training and supervision to other health professionals in the service.

A Clinical Psychologist will help you find ways to manage difficult feelings, respond to troubling or critical thoughts differently and to move towards a meaningful life, in line with what is important to you. They are trained to use different models of therapy and will work with you in assessment to think about what might be the most helpful for you. Models of psychological treatment include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).

A Clinical Psychologist in our HIV service can help you with:

If you feel that you are struggling with the psychological impact of living with a diagnosis of HIV then please discuss a referral to Psychology at your next review appointment with your Consultant or Specialist Nurse.