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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 the acute sector. 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 residents Contraception Central Booking Line : 0191 372 8700

Darlington residents Contraception Central Booking Line : 01325 743 203

University Hospital of North Durham Sexual Health Hub (GUM) : 0191 333 2660

Bishop Auckland Hospital Sexual Health Hub (GUM)  : 01388 455 700

Darlington Memorial Hospital 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

- 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.

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

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'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital