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About our Private STD Clinics

Your Sexual Health have a private STD clinic network of over 100 clinics across the UK, including in all major towns and cities. Our clinic appointments allow you to get tested for a range of STDs in a relaxed and discreet setting. Each clinic is carefully selected to provide a professional, confidential and convenient service.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I VISIT AN STD CLINIC?

Once you arrive at the private sexual health clinic you’ll be seen by either a doctor or a nurse. If you require a blood sample you’ll be taken to a consulting room and they will draw blood. For urine samples you’ll be given a container and offered instructions for use. Swab samples may be taken by the medical professional or by the patient depending on a number of factors. The sample will then be packaged up and sent by either courier or 1st Class post to our laboratory.

If you’ve booked an instant test, we’ll take your samples for testing on our Instant Test Kit whilst you wait. Once your results come through you’ll be notified there and then. In the event of a positive test you’ll be contacted by Your Sexual Health to arrange a follow-up telephone consultation and to arrange your prescription.

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Q1.What Is Your Reason For Getting Tested?

Q1.What Is Your Reason For Getting Tested?

Q1b.Do you have spots, lesions or blisters affecting your genitals or face?

Q2.What Conditions Have They Warned You About?

Q3.When Was The Last Time You Had Unprotected Sex?

Frequently Asked Questions

We try to make our service as simple as possible, but we appreciate that getting an STD test can be a stressful time. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions below, but if you have any other questions you can contact us on 0161 660 2599 or by using the live chat function below.

When visiting a Your Sexual Health clinic you'll be guaranteed a straightforward, discreet and convenient service. Once your appointment is confirmed, you simply need to arrive at the clinic so that we can collect your sample. This will either be a urine, blood or swab sample. The doctor, nurse or phlebotomist will draw the blood using a needle, but they will leave you to collect a urine sample in the clinic toilets before handing it back to them. Swab samples may be collected by our medical professionals or by you depending on the situation. Once this is taken care of, you're free to leave. We'll send the samples to the laboratory and notify you of your results by either telephone or email.

We understand that sexual health testing is a very personal service and often requires absolute confidentiality. All of our clinics operate an appointment system, which means you won’t be waiting in a waiting room for any longer than you want to. This will minimise the likelihood of seeing someone in there that you know. Add to that the fact that when you get tested at one of our clinics no one has to know the reason for your visit other than the clinic and yourself. That’s because, unlike NHS GUM Clinics which only do sexual health services, the clinics that we use offer a range of different services.

Unfortunately we’re unable to accept cash payments at most of our private GUM clinic locations and must take payment in advance either through the website or over the phone. If you have any concerns or issues about this, please contact us and we will try to resolve this for you in whatever way we can. The only clinic that we're able to take cash payments at is our Wythenshawe branch, which is also our head office.

Although our private STI clinic network is growing, there are one or two areas in which we’re yet to gain clinics. However, just because we don’t have a physical clinic location doesn’t mean that you can’t get tested. We offer a home visit service where we bring the nurse to you or we can send a postal test kit to an address of your choosing so that you can deposit the sample yourself before returning to our laboratory.

The length of time it takes for you to receive your test results depends on the test that you have taken. Some tests offer results straight away whilst others have up to a 5 day turnaround time. You can find out the turnaround times for each of our tests displayed on the main test page or the clinic pages.

Your Sexual Health offers a wide range of discreet and confidential tests against all common sexually transmitted infections. This includes tests against chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis as well as many more. We have a range of blood tests, swab tests and urine tests with the sample requirements being different for each test. We have a number of different types of tests, including individual tests that can diagnose one or two conditions at a time or profile tests which can diagnose multiple. In addition, we also offer Instant Tests at some clinics which deliver results whilst you wait in the clinic in under half an hour. To find out more about any of our tests visit the STD testing page or use our test finder above.

Once you’ve booked your test at our private STD clinic we’ll contact you to confirm the time and date. We’ll also provide you with information on how to get to the clinic, including how to find it.  When you arrive, all you need to do is present yourself at the reception desk to let them know that you are there. You shouldn’t need to mention why you are there as the staff will be expecting you and are all briefed on the need to be discreet. The medical professional will take your blood sample or offer instructions on how to correctly collect a urine or swab sample. They will then package the sample up and send it to the laboratory for testing. At this point you don’t need to do anything else. We’ll contact you as soon as we have your results and these will be communicated with you through our online portal.

There are range of reasons why people decide to take an STD test. It's always good for your long-term sexual health to get tested regularly. Here's why: -
  • In 2017 there were 422,000 diagnoses of STDs in England alone. That means 8% of the population had an STD at some stage during that year
  • If you don't get tested and identify the STI early it is more likely to have a long-term and lasting impact on your reproductive and overall health
  • Certain STDs such as chlamydia, herpes and gonorrhoea can impact pregnancy and fertility
  • STDs are contagious and you are likely to pass it on to your sexual partners if you're unaware you're infected
  • The only way to know you have an STD is through testing as many STIs show no symptoms most of the time