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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What happens if I have an examination?

What happens if I have an examination?

The doctor or nurse may ask to examine your genitals and possibly other parts of your body. This will help the doctor or nurse to check for infections and any related problems. Samples may be taken from various places for testing.

The doctor or nurse will explain the examination beforehand and will be as understanding as possible, as we appreciate this can be an awkward experience.

The clinic offers chaperones to accompany you during examinations. A chaperone not only helps the doctor or nurse but is also there to support you and ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. You will be asked whether you would like a chaperone with you for your examination.