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Visiting our clinics

Most of our clinics are open by arrangement only (the exception is East Oxford clinic on Rectory Road which runs some drop-in sessions for under 18s). Please book a telephone consultation via email / phone. Due to an increase in monkeypox cases in the UK, we will ask you extra questions when speaking to you to keep you and our staff safe.

Mask wearing and social distancing remain in place in all our sites. If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to a clinic. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

How long should I wait before I test?

Some infections do not show up immediately after sex and you may need to wait in order to get accurate test results.

We usually say to wait:

  • 2 weeks for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
  • 4 weeks for syphilis and HIV (in some circumstance you also need a test at 3 months)

If you have symptoms of infection, contact us for a telephone consultation; we will probably offer testing sooner.

For other infections, the timings can vary. Please book a telephone consultation to discuss.

HIV

Been in contact with HIV? It is important to seek help as soon as possible as you may need post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure (PEPSE). See PEPSE for details.