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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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases passed on from one person to another through vaginal, anal or oral sex, as well as through genital contact with an infected partner. 

Common STIs in the UK include chlamydia, genital warts and gonorrhoea - and the sooner an STI is treated, the less long term damage will be caused.

It's possible to have more than one STI at a time and the only way to be sure that you don't have an infection is to be tested.

Click on the links below for more information about different STIs, their symptoms and treatment.

If you're worried you may have an STI click here to find the nearest and most appropriate service for you.

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Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK and affects both men and women. Without a test you probably wouldn't even know if you had it - there are usually no obvious symptoms.