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‘Same day’ free sexual health checks to start

29 September 2022

​Islanders will be able to book ‘same day’ confidential sexual health checks from Monday [1OCT] after similar clinics proved to be successful during Sexual Health Awareness Week.

The GUM Clinic based in the Outpatient’s Department of Jersey General Hospital will be running ‘same day’ free appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

The move to change the formats of the clinics comes following feedback from patients and also the uptake of Islanders attending drop-in sessions organised as part of Sexual Health Awareness Week. During the awareness week held earlier in September, 31 patients attended the ‘same day’ clinics which were held across two days. A total of 84 patients were seen across the whole week.

‘Same day’ appointments are open to Islanders with and without symptoms. Due to the confidential nature of the service and the size of the waiting room, Islanders must book to attend. To book, Islanders should call the GUM Clinic on 01534 442856 between 8am and 9am on the day of the clinic.

Anyone with an urgent concern outside of the scheduled ‘same day’ clinic days should call the department for advice. 

Patients who require PrEP, vaccines and other follow-up treatments or referrals will still need to book an appointment by emailing

Although the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are low in Jersey, regular sexual health screenings are essential in preventing the transmission of STIs and to ensure any infections are treated as soon as possible. This is because many STIs have no symptoms and so many people do not realise that they are infected. 

Katie Squires, Clinical Nurse Specialist from the Sexual Health Team, said: “Anyone can get an STI. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve had sex or how many partners you’ve had.

“Being screened regularly keeps you and other people safe and healthy. Please get in touch with our clinics to discuss your sexual health - we offer a free, friendly and confidential service to everyone, regardless of their age, gender or sexual orientation.”

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Karen Wilson, added: “It is wonderful that the team are improving access to GUM clinics in this way. This kind of innovative service delivery is a sign of how we want services more generally to move forward.” 

The Sexual Health team would like to hear Islanders’ feedback to ensure that it is delivering a service that is preferred by the public. Feedback can be provided anonymously via the online Submit feedback to the Government of Jersey form.

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