A Visit to a Sexual Health Clinic
We want your visit to a sexual health clinic to be straightforward . This page aims to give you an insight in to what you can expect and links to videos showing patient’s who have visited sexual health clinics. Visits to sexual health clinics are free and confidential.
To book an appointment at a bSHaW sexual health clinic telephone the freephone number 0300 303 2880.
When arriving at the clinic you will first need to register with reception. The receptionist will ask you to complete a registration form, provide you with your own unique clinic number, and create a set of notes using this number. The doctor or nurse will then take a sexual history from you. This often includes quite personal questions about why you have come to the clinic, any genital problems, information about your last few sexual partners and the type of sex you have. He or she may examine you and will advise you which tests are recommended. You may be advised to see a Health Adviser—this is routine if you have been diagnosed with an infection, have been sexually assaulted, are under 16 years of age, require short-term counselling or are worried and wish for further information regarding your sexual health. Health Advisers can help you notify your partner(s) if they have been at risk of infections to encourage them to come in for testing and treatment.
If you have booked an appointment your visit should usually take about 30 minutes, however some individuals will be required to stay longer (e.g. if you have an infection that needs treating).
If you are attending a walk-in-and-wait clinic waiting times could be anything from 15 minutes to 2 hours.
Click here for more information and FAQ’s on visiting a sexual health clinic produced by The Mix, a digital health charity for under 25’s, this would be a similar experience in bSHaW Buckinghamshire sexual health clinics.
To book an appointment at a bSHaW sexual health clinic telephone the freephone number 0300 303 2880
This page was last updated on August 2, 2018