Public Health news: Sexual Health Service

Who we are and the services we provide...

September 2022

Sexual Health Service

The South Tyneside Sexual Health team includes a range of qualified health practitioners and fully trained staff, including Doctors, Nurses, Sexual Health Advisers, Healthcare Assistants and Clinic Administrators. We have a dedicated team of Male & Female Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Administrators, a Sexual Health Advising team and a dedicated male Sexual Health Consultant who can advise on any specialist sexual health conditions, treatment and care.

As a training organisation we often take in student doctors and nurses to work in our clinics - you may be asked if you are happy to have a student involved in your consultation, however you do not have to accept.

The services we provide are:-

  • Contraception & Emergency Contraception
    • The team offers access to many forms of free contraception including Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives methods (LARC)
  • STI Testing & Treatment
    • Consultant led service for STI Testing & Treatment including Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV. Testing and free treatment for STI's in clinic and referral of HIV patients to neighbouring HIV treatment services.
  • Community Outreach
    • Access to STI testing and free condom schemes in community settings including Pharmacy & GP practices in South Tyneside.
  • Sexual Health Advice
    • Public health interventions, clinical treatments & contact tracing. Protecting and improving the nation's sexual health.
  • Online STI Testing and Condom Schemes
    • Online schemes available to order 24 hours a day from the website. Delivered by Royal Mail in plain packaged envelopes which fit through letter boxes.
  • Pregnancy Options Team
    • Specialist advice to support women of all ages to make decisions around pregnancy including community outreach access for contraceptive methods.
  • Psychosexual Counselling
    • Counselling service by appointment including talking therapy for people experiencing issues with their sexual health.
  • Reception & Administrative Teams
    • First point of contact for public & patients. Booking appointments, registering patients and all aspects of service administration.

Please visit or call 0191 4028191 to find out more.