Monkey-Pox

We are aware of increasing numbers of cases of Monkeypox present in the UK population.

If you have a sexual health concern AND have any of the following symptoms, please call our central booking line (see above for Bank Holiday opening times) on 01904 721111 and one of our team will be able to get you the help you need.

Do not come directly to clinic if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Rash on any part of your body
  • Fever
  • New lump/s in neck, groin or under your arm

AND

  1. Are you a gay, bisexual or other man who has sex with men?
  2. Have you had contact with someone with confirmed Monkeypox in the 21 days before symptom onset?
  3. Have you travelled to West and Central Africa, in the 21 days before symptoms onset

In the event you answer yes to any of the above please stay at home and isolate and call NHS 111 or your local sexual health services.

Things I can do to relieve symptoms of suspected Monkeypox virus

  • Take regular paracetamol if safe to do so (do not exceed recommended dosage)
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Keep any blisters or sores clean and covered with light cotton clothing or dressing if appropriate
  • Where possible self isolate away from household contacts and pets

 

We are unable to supply repeat contraceptive pills, patches and injections for those aged 20 in York and over these must be provided by your GP.

We can supply repeat contraceptive pills, patches and injections for those aged 20 in North Yorkshire. 

We can insert, exchange and remove implants and contraceptive coils for all ages and start all service users on a new form of contraception.

If you are experiencing severe pain and our clinics are closed please telephone NHS 111, for help and information 24 hours a day 365 days a year or attend the nearest A&E department. 

If you require Sexual health/Contraception care, please call our central booking line from 8:15am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8:15am to 3:30pm Friday and 9am to 12pm Saturday, on 01904 721111 and press option 1. 

Please note - we are not able to offer 'walk-in' services - all appointments need to be arranged through our booking team

Aged 17 or under? You can also text us on 07973 775692 to make an appointment Monday-Friday 8.15am-3:30pm. 

We kindly ask that you continue to wear face mask when you attend our clinics. 

If you are unable to speak on the phone for any other reason (i.e. hearing impairment or at risk within your home) you can email us on www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/york/contact-us/

No symptoms but want an STI screen? Please order a testing kit online:

For York https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/york/york-home/online-booking-and-testing/

For North Yorkshire https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/north-yorkshire/north-yorkshire-home/online-booking-and-testing/

Your GP may be able to help with your contraception needs.

 

 

 

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Order a postal testing kit online

Free postal testing is available in York for anyone over 16 with a York postal address.

How do I know what testing kit to order?

Please be aware you need to wait 2 weeks after unprotected sex to have an accurate chlamydia and gonorrhoea test result and 4-6 weeks for HIV and 12 weeks for syphilis.

Online testing kits are available to be ordered, but please only order a testing kit if you need one. Please wait to order a kit until it can give you an accurate test result.

PLEASE use your own name and date of birth on all tests (to avoid confusion) but feel free to use an address of your choice when you request the kit (as long as it is in North Yorkshire or York)

From 15 December 2021 we are using a new testing portal. Simply read the information below and click on the link, then enter your age and postcode to find out if you are eligible for a test. You will need your own UK mobile number to register to use the service. For your security and confidentiality please don't use someone else's mobile number.

The new portal has features to help you manage your sexual health testing. This will includes triage questions to ensure you are tested appropriately and may mean a reduced number of tests offered online

You will have:

If you requested an STI test kit before the 15th December 2021 then this will continue to be processed and notification about your results will be sent via SMS or the York team will call you. 

If you have a question regarding kit dispatch, please call 0333 344 4462 or email info@preventx.com.

For clinical or eligibility queries:

If you have a query about whether you need a test or when you should complete one, please call YorSexualHealth on 01904 721111 (option 2) or email us at yorsexualhealth@york.nhs.uk​

Are you within a high risk group?

Some people are more at risk of coming into contact with STIs than others:

     2.  Currently you have no symptoms:

    3.   What are my options?

    4.   Currently you have symptoms:

Book an online appointment

This service is only suitable for:-

 At your appointment we can only provide:-

 A rapid HIV test

and/or:-

A kit which contains a test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV.

  Book online here  

 You will be required to register then you will be able to view the available appointments in York and North Yorkshire.