Online ordering is a quick way to test, is very discreet and is completely confidential – delivered straight to the address given on the online form.
Home testing kits are delivered in plain packaged envelopes by Royal Mail, meaning NHS will not appear on the outside of the envelope. Kits are sent by standard post, so no signature is required, and they will fit through a standard letter box.
The home test involves providing a blood sample (if a person chooses to be tested for HIV and syphilis) or a urine or swab sample for chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing.
Home test kits, available to over-16s, are delivered complete with instructions, a freepost return envelope and are posted back to us by standard Royal Mail.
The condom kits are also delivered in plain packaged envelopes by Royal Mail and will fit through a standard letter box.
Drop-in clinic suspended
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing, South Tyneside Sexual Health service is now operating a telephone triage appointment system only. We have temporarily suspended the drop-in clinic until further notice. Please call the clinic on 0191 402 8191 between 9am and 5pm for a telephone triage assessment.