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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LGBTQ

If you are LGBTQ, it's just as important for you as for anyone else to use NHS services to keep yourself healthy.

If you feel able to, it's a good idea to tell your doctor or nurse if you're LGBTQ. If we know about your sexuality, sexual preferences and any genital surgery, it's easier to discuss your life, relationships and health concerns. We can also keep an eye out for any health problems relevant to you.

Although LGBTQ people share the same health needs as heterosexuals and cisgender people, there are some important differences.

Click here to find information for men who have sex with men

Click here to find information for women who have sex with women

Click here to find information for Trans people

LGBTQ people may be less likely to have screening and testing. This could be because of fear of discrimination, or because they simply don't think they're at risk.

Our sexual health services are committed to providing a friendly and professional service to everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.

When you attend a clinic you do not have to give any personal information about your sexuality to the receptionist.

Our clinic has a mixed waiting area and our treatment rooms are not gender specific.

Our Community Outreach Team offers services to LGBTQ people in York and North Yorkshire including confidential HIV testing, free condoms and lubricant, 1-2-1 support and support groups. For more information please click here.