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Happy First Birthday to our YorSexualHealth Team!

This month YorSexualHealth is celebrating its first birthday since launching its new integrated service on 1 July 2015.

Over the past year thousands of local people have accessed YorSexualHealth's services which provide one stop shop clinics for both sexual health and contraception.

The service has received great feedback from patients, which is shared on their website. One user contacted the team to say: "The team were friendly, extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the centre. Their professionalism and team spirit shone through at every opportunity. Thank you for such a valuable service."

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is commissioned by City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council to deliver integrated sexual health services.

The introduction of YorSexualHealth Centres in York, Northallerton, Selby, Scarborough and Harrogate has helped improve access to services alongside additional community clinics which are located in GP surgeries and higher education facilities.

Liz Hare, Partnership and Communications Lead at YorSexualHealth, said: “We're delighted to be celebrating our first anniversary. Our aim has been to develop a service which meets the needs of local people and we will continue to develop the service over the coming year. 

"We have just launched our virtual STI testing services which means that rather than visit one of our clinics, you can now request a free and confidential postal testing kit for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis making it even easier for people of all ages living in York and North Yorkshire to get tested!"

For more information about virtual testing or to order a kit click here.    

For more information about accessing sexual health and contraception services visit or call the central booking line on 01904 721111.

01 July 2016

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The YorSexualHealth team at Monkgate celebrate their first birthday!

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