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 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.

Clinic Closures - As from week commencing 23rd March we will only operate 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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For information on coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/coronavirus-corvid-19-information/

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Do I have to have an examination?

Do I have to have an examination?

If you do not have any symptoms you can have routine screening tests without being examined. This usually involves a chlamydia and gonorrhoea test and a blood test for HIV and syphilis. A blood test may be offered for hepatitis B and C if there’s a risk you might have been in contact with them.

If you have symptoms you’re concerned about it is normally recommended that a nurse or doctor examines to take extra tests and to check what might be causing them. Some conditions, for example genital warts, can only be diagnosed by examination. Sometimes the nurse or doctor might advise an examination to make sure we can offer you the best support and care, even if you do not have symptoms.