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.

During lockdown 2 we recommend people who live and work outside of North Yorkshire and York access sexual health services local to them to reduce travel  between regions

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

We offer Urgent Same Day Access Appointments and Routine Planned Appointments. Please call 01904 721111 between 8:15am - 5pm Monday to Thursday, between 8:15am to 4pm on a Friday and between 9am-12pm on a Saturday 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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Learning Difficulties

It is essential to recognise and acknowledge that people with learning disabilities also experience the same needs, feelings and desires associated with developed and active sexuality. A learning disability should not prevent any person from channeling their needs and feelings into means of expression that allows them to enjoy their sexuality and get pleasure and enjoyment from intimate relationships.

Through open acknowledgement of sexuality, and addressing the relevant issues rather than suppressing them, a learning disability need not deny an individual their complete sexual and personal development, or forming satisfying sexual relationships. Understanding our bodies and learning to say no to unwanted contact are essential for us all to be able to protect ourselves

Mencap BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities; they help to develop the organisations that provide services and the people who give support. The BILD website has very good information and resources about friendships and relationships to support people to have a great life.

Easy read leaflets

Resources are available in ‘EasyRead’ formats for people with reading or learning difficulties, by clicking on the links below. These resources have been taken from the Easy Health website.

Contraception

Sexual Health

Useful links

BILD - Site with easy resources, information on services and training.

Contact a family - Information and support to parents of all disabled children.

Easy Health - Easy to access information on your health.

NHS Lanarkshire - Easy read leaflets on sexual health

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