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Sexual Health Services (YorSexualHealth)

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of sexual health services throughout York and North Yorkshire to men and women of all ages.

YorSexualHealth has clinics across the whole of York and North Yorkshire which offer a full range of sexual health and contraception services. This means you can get all your sexual health care provided in one place at one time. This includes tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, a range of contraception choices, free condoms and advice.

Our services are confidential, free and friendly and are open to everyone. Most clinics offer both ‘walk-in’ and appointment options, to suit your personal needs. Sometimes we may need you to attend a specific appointment clinic if we cannot provide the appropriate care in our walk-in service. Please see the YorSexualHealth website for more details and information.

Virtual Testing - Postal Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

YorSexualHealth also offers free and confidential postal tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis for men and women 16 years old and over living in North Yorkshire and York.

It is common for men and women to have infections without noticing any symptoms, so getting tested is the only way to know whether or not you have a STI. If you have noticed any symptoms or have had sex with someone who you know has a STI we advise you to attend one of our clinics for a check-up.

If you are under 25 it is recommended that you are tested for chlamydia annually or whenever you have a new sexual partner. Order your free YorSexualHealth chlamydia postal kit here.  If you want to be checked for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis in one test you can order one here.

Your GP and Practice Nurse can also offer you a range of free and confidential sexual health care – contact your local practice to find out what is available. For information about sexual health services outside of North Yorkshire and York, please visit the NHS choices website.

Contact Us

YorSexualHealth Central Booking and Information line  01904 721111 
The Chlamydia Screening Team 01904 725440
SCOT (Specialist Clinical Outreach Team) 01904 725436

The Specialist Clinical Outreach Team provides additional support around sexual health issues on a one-to-one basis to vulnerable people under the age of 25. If you have a query or concern relating to a young person, please contact them on 01904 725436.

Emergencies

Emergency Contraception

You need to act quickly! This is available from YorSexualHealth services and GPs. If you are aged between 13 and 24 you can get the emergency contraceptive pill at some pharmacies in North Yorkshire free of charge. York Pharmacies are currently not providing free emergency contraception. If you are over 25 pharmacies will charge for emergency contraception, but it is available free of charge from any NHS provider. Some school and college nurse drop-in services also provide free emergency contraception.

Emergency HIV Treatment

Emergency treatment given within 72 hours of exposure may prevent infection. This is available from YorSexualHealth or your nearest A&E Dept. Call YorSexualHealth on 01904 721111 as soon as possible for advice.

Rape or Sexual Assault

If you have been raped, assaulted or abused - help is available. Bridge House is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre in North Yorkshire providing a dedicated service for men or women who have been raped or sexually assaulted recently or in the past.

You will be able to discuss your options and receive support. You can contact Bridge House via their website or by calling 01904 669339 where you can leave a message for a member of staff to call you back. You will not be pressured to reporting to the Police but can discuss with Bridge House staff the options available to you.

Child Sexual Assault Assessment Centre

The Child Sexual Assault Assessment Centre (CSAAC) provides a service for children and young people from 0-16 years of age who have disclosed sexual abuse or assault or where it is suspected that it may have happened.

When a child or young person comes to the Centre, they will come with either a social worker, or a specially trained police officer and one or both of their parents/carers.

The child or young person can talk to the nurse and the doctor about what has happened and they can have a check up (an examination) to check they are okay.

The service covers York and North Yorkshire and is located at York Hospital.


For further information about YorSexualHealth and sexual health services in York and North Yorkshire visit www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk

Full details of all our services can be found on the YorSexualHealth website.

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Blood taking, York Hospital

Due to COVID-19, from Monday 6 April the Phlebotomy service at York Hospital outpatient department will be closed until further notice.

We will continue to offer a blood taking services for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital. The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment. Please access the Nuffield Hospital via the main reception and from there you will be directed to Phlebotomy. Please take a seat and wait to be called.

Patients who have routine blood test for yearly check-ups should not attend. Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.


Maternity services

If you are due to have a baby, please visit our website for up to date information about maternity services at this time https://bit.ly/39ANleP


Haematology and Oncology services

With effect from Monday 6 April there will be temporary changes to the Haematology and Oncology services at Scarborough and York Hospital.  These decision have been made on the grounds of patient safety in the current coronavirus pandemic.  Find out more here.


Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.