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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What happens if I want contraception?

What happens if I want contraception?

Whether you are wanting to start contraception for the first time, need emergency contraception, or just want to continue a method you have been using for years, we can provide this for free in all our clinics.

We may ask you further questions about your general health and wellbeing, and measure your blood pressure, weight and height, so we can ensure that we offer you the most appropriate methods of contraception.

We can explain and advise on all methods that might be available to you so that you can make the best choice, and answer any questions you may have.

For some methods of contraception, like the implant and coils, you will usually need to return to the clinic to have them fitted. However, we can offer another method to prevent pregnancy in the meantime.

If you are already pregnant we can offer advice and support about your next steps, including if you are not sure if you would like to continue with the pregnancy.