Your sexual health
South Tyneside & Gateshead Sexual Health Services provide sexual health services including contraception, screening for sexual infections, specialist services such as psychosexual counselling, HIV monitoring and post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE).
It is important that you are seen by the right person in the right place, therefore if you are unsure which clinic to choose, please contact our service for further information and advice.
New online home STI testing kits and online condom scheme
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing, STI home testing kits and condoms can now be ordered online.
The new online home testing kit offers screening for infections such as HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea and is available to order 24 hours a day from the South Tyneside Sexual Health website.
Online ordering is a quick way to test, is very discreet and is completely confidential – delivered straight to the address given on the online demographic 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, meaning that 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
We are 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 8168 between 8.45am and 12.15pm for a telephone triage assessment.