Please note Sandyford clinics will be shut on Monday 28th September 2020 for public holiday.
Sandyford Sexual Health Services has moved to delivering its most urgent services only, due to COVID-19. This is so we can ensure we keep patients and staff safe. This means that in line with government guidelines, we are minimising face-to-face work and prioritising those with the most urgent care needs. We appreciate your patience as we do this. It does mean that we might say you need to wait until the service you need is running again.
If you are in doubt as to whether you need to be seen by the sexual health service telephone 0141 211 8130. Our staff will be able to advise you.
You can only attend clinics if you have made an appointment before you arrive. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no services are available without an appointment.
Please do not bring any other person with you to your appointment including children, partners, friends or family members. They will be asked to wait outside the building. You are asked to wear a face covering when you attend as per Government advice.
Book, cancel and reschedule sexual health testing appointments online.
If you think you may have symptoms please call for an appointment.
Call 0141 211 8130
To make sure you get the best care possible during your visit Sandyford staff may ask personal and sensitive questions about your medical and sexual history, such as:
Staff are not there to judge you. Anything you say will not shock or embarrass us but you do need to be honest so we can best test, treat and support you. Everything you say will be kept confidential to our electronic record system unless, with your permission, we require to share information so we can refer you to another service. In very rare situations staff might need to share information for your own protection. You can choose to see a male or female health professional if you prefer, but you might have to wait longer than usual if the clinic is busy.
We offer a confidential service and will not share identifiable information about you with anyone without your permission unless we are legally required to do so, or if we believe that you or another person is in danger or there is a risk to health. We encourage you to use your real name when you attend and it will be kept securely on our electronic record in Sandyford.
At many of our services we run test only clinics to make your routine sexual health check up as easy and hassle free as possible. When you arrive for your test only appointment you will be asked to complete a self taken history form. The practitioner seeing you will offer you a full sexual health check; however, they will not be able to answer any clinical questions you may have about your sexual health or sexually transmitted infections. If you have any other needs or there are other supports required they will organise the next appropriate appointment for you to have these needs met by a member of the clinical team. If you do not have any symptoms you will not need to be examined by a practitioner. This means you can take your own Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing swabs. Including
The practitioner seeing you will give you instructions and talk you through how to take the self taken tests, there will also be written information to help guide you. If the practitioner seeing you does not offer you a self testing option then you can discuss this with them.
Some of the most common conditions to test for are:
Your questions answered about getting your results after being tested.
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