Welcome to Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service
Our Oxford and Banbury clinics are sexual health clinics offering a full range of services including genitourinary medicine (GUM) and contraception: testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), all types of contraception including emergency contraception, advice on safer sex, relationships, drug use or other health related issues, and HIV care.
We also have a number of clinics in locations throughout Oxfordshire. All offer basic sexual health screening (tests), treatment, contraception and advice but may not be suitable for everyone. Find the right clinic for you
Please note that none of our clinics are open on Sundays or bank holidays.
As of the 1st April, we are operating new and improved services providing testing for infections and contraception at all sites across Oxfordshire. View our walk-in-clinics-timetable (pdf)
Young people less than 16 years old have the same rights to confidentiality as those over 16 yrs old
Advice and treatment are free and confidential.
One of the safest and most common ways of preventing infection is by using the good old condom.
Worried about infection?
You could be infected without any signs. Other conditions may cause symptoms similar to a STI. Some things you spot may be perfectly normal. Visiting a clinic can put your mind at rest.
Some infections may not show up immediately (for example chlamydia and gonorrhoea can take 2 weeks from the time of infection before we can detect it). We may therefore ask you to return at a later date for more tests.
However there are some situations when we would definitely like to see you straight away. For example:
- If you have any symptoms
- If you have been in contact with someone who has an infection
- If you need emergency contraception
- If you have been the victim of a sexual assault
If in doubt, please call and ask to speak to a Health Advisor.