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11.01.2021 Following the recent announcements regarding Covid lockdown – Please be reassured that we are still providing face to face and virtual services.

 

If you need sexual health care, please continue to call our central booking line on 01904 721111 and press option 1.

You will be assessed by our team and one of our nurses will call you to discuss the best way to get you the care you need.

 

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.

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

If you are 18 and under there are now planned appointments and some same day access slots available, call 01904 721111 or text 07973 775692 to make an appointment (both phones lines are closed on Bank holidays)

Please note that ALL patients, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering in all NHS buildings.

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For sex workers accessing sexual health services in York  you can use the red umbrella card which will fast track your attendance in clinic. These cards are available at the community sex worker drop-in sessions and within our services.

Your rights:

 

Further information regarding rights is available at: www.release.org.uk

If you would like to order a home STI testing kit, or if you would like to book an appointment with the clinic, please click here.

If you have been exposed to HIV within the past 72 hours, you can ask for PEP. PEP is a course of medication that can significantly reduce your risk of HIV infection. Click here to find out more about PEP. 

You have a right to be safe at work. If you have been sexually assaulted, click here to find out about the support on offer to you. You can also anonymously report dangerous individuals to National Ugly Mugs, who will then send out an alert to other sex workers in the local area. 

Crimes against sex workers have been adopted into the North Yorkshire Police official policy for tackling and dealing with hate crime. You can see more information on this via Twitter, Facebook or their website. There are also sex worker safety pages on their website, which links to essential safety tips and key contacts. 

If you have had unprotected sex and need emergency contraception, please click here

Community sexual health drop-in for sex workers

Yorkshire MESMAC runs a sexual health drop-in for sex workers in North Yorkshire:

Scarborough: Third Thursday of the month 11am-1pm at Yorkshire in Business, Auborough Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HT. For more information contact Lilly on 07710 099 033, e.allenby@mesmac.co.uk or Tommo on 07899 016 239, t.snape@mesmac.co.uk.

Harrogate: Dates and times TBC. For more information and advice please contact Jono on 07795 623 214, j.de-aston@mesmac.co.uk.

Services provided: 

There is also a free buffet lunch!

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