Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Until further notice all of our Queue & Wait, Test & Go and routine appointment services are suspended to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to enable some of our staff to be re-deployed. Although we have limited capacity we are still trying to help as many people over the phone as we can and if you need to be seen in a clinic this can be arranged after you have spoken with one of our nurses.

Please call 01904 721111 (9am - 3pm) Monday to Friday to arrange a discussion with one of our clinical staff. If you feel the issue is URGENT e.g. you need emergency contraception, HIV post-exposure treatment or have new and significant symptoms, please let the booking team know. 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 or are living in a situation where you are unable to call us, please text us on 07980 973337. We will reply to you within 1 - 2 working days. If you feel your safety is at risk please contact the Police.

Clinic Closures -  we are currently only operating clinics in York, Selby, Harrogate, Scarborough, Northallerton, Catterick and Skipton - all other clinics are temporarily suspended.

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.

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

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For information on coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/coronavirus-corvid-19-information/

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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