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. This means that you are unable to be seen in the clinic without talking to our central booking team first.

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.

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

ONLINE SERVICES - free STI testing and condoms are available via the website for residents of York and North Yorkshire

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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