Genito-urinary medicine (GUM)
Welcome Your appointment Location of the clinic
The hospital provides a confidential service offering sexual health screening and ongoing care for people diagnosed with HIV.
Walk in and wait sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 4.30pm.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday by telephoning 01276 604105.
- All infections that we test for have incubation times, if you have no symptoms please allow at least 2 weeks from the risk that you are worried about before coming to see us.
- On arrival the receptionist will ask you to complete a form with your details such as name, age, postcode and mobile phone number
- We welcome everybody, male and female clients of all ages
- This is a confidential clinic and your records will remain with us
- You do not need to be referred to the service, you can simply walk in or make an appointment
- You will then have the chance to talk to one of our specially trained nurses or doctors
- Please let us know if you would prefer to see a male or female member of staff before you visit
- We will usually test you for chlamydia, gonnorrhoea, syphilis and HIV.
For a check up males will have a urine sample and a blood test taken, females will have a blood test and a self take vaginal swab.
If you have a problem then an examination will be done and more test will be taken and we will aim to treat you on the day that you attend
- You can be seen alone or with a partner or friend, however if you are accompanied we will usually ask to see you alone for part of the consultation
- Please allow 30-60 minutes for your first visit
- Please feel free to ask any questions and take any information leaflets home with you
- We will NOT contact you or your GP without your permission
- If you have any comments to make about your visit please take one of our PALS leaflets which are displayed in the waiting room
- The clinic has disabled access and additional support can be provided, you just need to ring before you visit
- We also have interpreters who can attend consultations and support you if your first language is not English. If you feel you require an interpreter please let the clinic know before you attend
Location of the clinic
Facing the main entrance of the hospital take the left slip road. The clinic is the first building on the left on this road just past the Cystic Fibrosis unit. The entrance is via the car park.