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A visit to a sexual health clinic

Source “The Mix”  Published June 2011 , please note 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

What happens when I arrive?

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.

What questions will I be asked?

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.

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Need to speak to someone

If you need further advice, or if this page hasn’t answered your questions then get in contact with your local bSHaW Sexual Health Clinic for a friendly chat.

Call 0300 303 2880 to book an appointment or use our service finder to locate your nearest clinic.
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