Central Booking line - Due to high volumes of staff annual leave throughout the summer period, our central booking telephone line (01904 721111) will close at 4pm every Thursday. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

 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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Online booking and testing

 At your appointment, we can ONLY provide a rapid HIV test or a kit for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV for those at high risk, see criteria below.

 Online appointments do not offer services including PrEP, PEP, vaccinations, contraception, or for people with symptoms.  For these you will need to book an appointment via 01904 721111.

 The online booking is only available for:- 

 If you do not meet the above criteria your appointment will be cancelled.

  Book online here 

You will be required to register then you will be able to view the available appointments in York and North Yorkshire.  After booking you will receive a text or call (your choice) to confirm the booking.

Order a postal testing kit online

PLEASE use your own name and date of birth on all tests (to avoid confusion) but feel free to use an address of your choice when you request the kit (as long as it is in North Yorkshire or York)

Free and confidential testing for Chlamydia is available for all residents of North Yorkshire aged over 16

Free and confidential testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV

Online testing kits are available to be ordered, Please only order a testing kit if you need one and wait to order a kit until it can give you an accurate result. Please be aware you need to wait 2 weeks after unprotected sex to have an accurate chlamydia and gonorrhoea test and 4-6 weeks for HIV and 12 weeks for syphilis.

Free postal full STI testing is available in North Yorkshire aged over 16

Simply click on the link, then enter your age and postcode to find out if you are eligible for a test. You will need your own UK mobile number to register to use the service. For your security and confidentiality please don't use someone else's mobile number.

The new portal has features to help you manage your sexual health testing. This will includes triage questions to ensure you are tested appropriately and may mean a reduced number of tests offered online You will have:

If you have a question regarding kit dispatch, please call 0333 344 4462 or email info@preventx.com.

If you have a clinical or eligibility query please contact YorSexualHealth on 01904 721111 (option 2) or email us at yorsexualhealth.nhs.uk 

Order a full STI postal test kit

You will be taken to another site, SH24, to order your test.

Some people are more at risk of coming into contact with STIs than others: