19.10.2021 Our booking phone line is now up and running again


We are experiencing a high demand for our services and we are working hard to make sure that you are seen as quickly as possible.

Our colleagues on the phone lines will need to ask questions to help ensure that our urgent appointments are available for those who are most unwell.

Patients with non-urgent issues may wait a little longer for an appointment but most will still be seen within 14 days.

Your GP may be able to help with your contraception needs.  

Please be patient with our colleagues and thank you for your understanding.


We are open if you require Sexual health/Contraception care, please continue to call our central booking line on 01904 721111 and press option 1.

Central booking line is open from - Monday – Thursday 8:15am – 5pm & Friday 8:15am – 3:30pm. Saturday 9am-12pm.

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

If you are aged 17 and under, you can text us on 07973 775692 to make an appointment Monday-Thursday 8.15am-5pm and Friday 8.15am-3:30pm.

 If you are unable to speak on the phone for any other reason (i.e. hearing impairment or at risk within your home) you can email us on www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/york/contact-us/

If you require a STI screen only and you have no symptoms you may prefer to order a testing kit online from the website





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

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World Aids Day – The North Yorkshire Aids Memorial Quilt

World Aids Day – The North Yorkshire Aids Memorial Quilt

World Aids Day

HIV Testing Week culminates in World Aids Day which takes place on Tuesday December 1, when York Hospital will be lit up in red lights.

On World Aids Day the North Yorkshire Aids Memorial Quilt will be on display in the main entrance at York Hospital. There will also be an opportunity for people to write in the Book of Remembrance and to pick up a red ribbon.  

The Aids Memorial Quilt Project was first started in San Francisco in 1987. It features panels made by family and friends, to commemorate the life of their loved one. This has now grown to be a huge quilt of over 3,000 panels.

Taking inspiration from this, the North Yorkshire Aids Memorial Quilt is a large free-standing quilt, with a white Yorkshire Rose for each of those who has died. The Quilt was started by a group of bereaved Mothers and Partners and is updated each year by North Yorkshire Aids Action.  

Kath Gallon, Manager at North Yorkshire Aids Action, said: “Whenever the Quilt is displayed there is the opportunity to write in the Book of Remembrance.

“For the past 16 years the quilt and the remembrance book have been displayed on World Aids Day in York Minster. Visitors from all over the world have created a moving record of their loved ones lost to AIDS and their loving concern for those who are living with HIV.

“The quilt has never been displayed in other areas in North Yorkshire, so during HIV Testing Week it will be displayed at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton on Monday 30 November before it is displayed at York Hospital on World Aids Day.”


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