The GUM clinic is a specialist outpatient clinic offering a free and confidential service for anyone with a sexual health concern.
We offer a range of services, including:
- testing and treatment for
sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- advice and information about sexual health
- free condoms
- emergency contraception
- pregnancy testing
- HIV testing
- PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) medication that can help prevent people from developing HIV if they've been exposed to it
- hepatitis B vaccination, excludes travel vaccination
- HPV, for men who have sex with men aged 45 and under
- advice about abortion
- help for people who have been sexually assaulted
Clinic opening hours
Appointments are available Monday to Friday. Hours vary daily. You must only attend if you have a booked appointment. We are closed at weekends and bank holidays.
Making an appointment
Call our team on +44 (0) 1534 442856 or email Sexual Health Team. When phoning please leave a voicemail message with your contact number and we'll phone you back as soon as possible. All our services our confidential.
When you contacts us, a member of the team will carry out a telephone triage. We will ask you about your medical history, your symptoms and whether you need emergency medication.
(Post Exposure Prophylaxis or Emergency Contraception). We will then make you an appropriate appointment.
We normally have your test results 2 weeks after your appointment. Sometimes they can take a bit longer, depending on the type of test provided. We let you know your results by your chosen communication method.
We're based at the end of Corridor C of the Gwyneth Huelin Wing at the General Hospital.
If you have symptoms or may be at risk of HIV exposure
Contact our team If you experience any of the following symptoms:
- discharge from the penis / anus
- discomfort or pain in the penis when passing urine
- ulcers or painful blisters in the genital area
- you believe you may be at risk of HIV exposure
In these instances, we aim to offer you an appointment for the same or next day (Monday to Friday- excluding bank holidays). It is important that you tell us this information via phone or email before we book an appointment.
If you experience symptoms outside of clinic hours contact your GP, Pharmacy or Emergency Department. If you may be at risk of HIV exposure, Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) can be initiated at the Emergency Department at any time. Any follow-up care is provided by our Nursing Team.
Costs and confidentiality
Our service is completely confidential and free of charge. We don't share any information
about you with anyone else without discussing it with you first.