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 is chlamydia?

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Untreated chlamydia can cause serious long-term complications such as infertility


Most people don't have obvious symptoms, so might not know there's even a problem, meaning it's even more important to make sure you're clear - request a test kit here.

Sometimes, people with chlamydia might notice the following:

In women

  • A vaginal discharge that's different than usual

  • The need to pee more often or pain on peeing

  • Pain during sex

  • Pain in the lower abdomen

  • Irregular bleeding between periods or after sex

In men

  • A discharge from the tip of the penis

  • Pain and/or burning when peeing

  • Irritation at the tip of the penis

  • Painful swelling of the balls (testicles)

We recommend that you have a check up at your local sexual health/GUM clinic if you notice any unusual signs or symptoms.