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 condoms are available via the website for residents of York and North Yorkshire. Online testing is available for those most at risk of STIs or who have been advised to do a test


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What happens if you have it?

What happens if you have it?

You're not alone! Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK. It can affect any man or woman who has had any kind of sexual contact with someone else. It's really common in under 25 year olds.

Chlamydia can be easily treated with special antibiotics.

What does a positive result mean?

  • A positive result means you probably have a chlamydia infection (though tests are not 100% accurate).

  • The test cannot show how long you've had an infection. It is thought that you can have chlamydia for weeks, months or even years, without knowing.

  • You (and your partner) will need treatment as soon as possible.

  • It's possible that your partner's test result may be different from yours.

How can you get treatment?

  • The YorSexualHealth team can arrange treatment for you (and your partner).

  • Postal treatments can often be arranged - one of our nurses can discuss this with you.
  • If you have symptoms, are pregnant or want a full check up, you will need to go to a sexual health clinic - we can help to arrange this.

  • These treatments are free of charge and confidential.

  • If you would prefer to go to your GP for treatment, you may need to pay a prescription charge.

What happens next?

  • You will be given antibiotics - often just four tablets to take on the day you attend.

  • You will be asked to avoid all sex for 7 - 14 days (depending on which treatment is given).

  • Repeat tests are not always needed, but are recommended for under 25 year olds (3 months after treatment).

  •  Always wait at least 6 weeks after any treatment before you re-test - testing too soon may give an unreliable result.

Request a free and confidential postal test here.