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Sexual Health Services

Welcome to County Durham and Darlington Sexual Health Services

We provide innovative services, delivered by a committed, highly skilled workforce to achieve standards of excellence in sexual health.  Our team includes health advisors, doctors, sexual health nurses and support staff who are friendly, non-judgmental and will be happy to advise on any matters related to sexual health.

Our services are free, confidential and open to people of all ages (including under 16s).

Please click the links above to find out more.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sexual Health Services have been scaled down with venues being closed or relocated and staff being resourced to alternative venues. We are also mindful of the need for social distancing. As such we are no longer able to provide walk-in or face-to-face services in a regular manner.

All patients requiring advice will undergo full clinical triage by phone with a qualified staff member in a timescale appropriate to their need.

Those requiring emergency contraception should in the first instance contact the contraception central booking line (number below) or seek advice via Community pharmacies - please click here to find those providing this service.

Contact telephone numbers are as below:

County Durham

County Durham residents Contraception Central Booking Line : 0191 372 8700

County Durham North Sexual Health Hub (GUM) : 0191 333 2660

County Durham South Sexual Health Hub (GUM)  : 01388 455 700

Darlington

Darlington Sexual Health Hub (GUM) : 01325 743 203

Darlington residents Contraception Central Booking Line : 01325 743 203 - please ring to book an appointment

Darlington Contraception clinics have reopened and are now running at the following times but for both staff and patient safety we will not be offering walk-in appointments for the foreseeable future and this clinic has been replaced with prebookable appointments at the following times:

- Monday 9am-1pm

- Wednesday & Thursday - 4.30pm-8.30pm

- Saturday - 9am-1pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Durham residents Contraception Central Booking Line : 0191 372 8700

Darlington residents Contraception Central Booking Line : 01325 743 203

County Durham North Sexual Health Hub (GUM) : 0191 333 2660

County Durham South Sexual Health Hub (GUM)  : 01388 455 700

Darlington Sexual Health Hub (GUM) : 01325 743 203

During this call you will be asked a series of questions to help identify if you may be experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) The questions are as follows:

Do you have:

- A new continuous cough and /or

- A high temperature

- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

- Have you been in touch with someone diagnosed or suspected to have Coronavirus

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) however mild we will advise you to follow the latest Government advice. If you have a sexual health or contraception concern we will arrange for a Doctor or Nurse to call you back. They can then discuss an appropriate plan of care with you.

Anyone attending an appointment in our clinics will need to wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection can be found on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their professionalism.'

Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital