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Genito-urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic – Northern Trust

Contact Information

Address
Genito-urinary Medicine,Outpatients Department 2, , Causeway Hospital, 4 Newbridge Road, Coleraine, --select--
Postcode
BT52 1HS View Location on Map >
Telephone Number
028 7034 6028 or 028 7034 7872
Web Address
http://www.northerntrust.hscni.netOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

GUM/Sexual Health Clinic

Overview

The GUM Clinic provides free testing for all sexually transmitted infections, free sexual health advice, free emergency contraception, free pregnancy testing, Hepatitis A and B vaccinations for at risk individuals, free HIV counselling and testing and access to Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). We also provide information for victims of sexual assault.

Accessing the service

GUM Clinic is a confidential service, which offers free tests for all sexually transmitted infections. The clinic is located in Causeway Hospital, Outpatients Department 2 and is a walk in service. Everyone is issued with a confidential clinic number and can access results after 14 days.

Male patients should not pass urine for 2 hours and females for 1 hour before coming to the clinic. Due to demand on the service you may be offered an alternative slot usually within 48 hours if the clinic is full.

Young people are very welcome to attend our clinic. It is not necessary to bring a parent or an adult with you, but it can be helpful if you are under 16 years old. We do not routinely disclose your visit/personal information to your parents or GP.

There is no need for GP referral.

Walk in service, no appointment needed
Every Tuesday at 5.00pm Registration (5.00-6.00pm) and Friday at 1.30pm (Registration 1.30-2.30pm)

Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Allow approx 2 hours for your visit to the clinic

Nurse Led Clinics, appointment only

Monday 9.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
Thursday 9.30am to 12.00pm and 2pm to 5pm
Friday 9.30am to 12.00pm

Ring to book appointment

Telephone: 028 7034 6028

What to expect

Patients are seen in order of arrival. Please allow approximately two hours for your visit. When you arrive at reception you will be asked to complete a registration form. It is important that you give us reliable contact details such as your name, address and phone number. Patients are seen in order of arrival. Please allow approximately two hours for your visit. When you arrive at reception you will be asked to complete a registration form. It is important that you give us reliable contact details such as your name, address and phone number.

You will be asked about why you have come to the clinic and some personal questions about your sexual history. This is important as it will help us to offer appropriate tests, treatments and advice. If you decide to be tested for infections, the examination process will be explained and a chaperone offered. A chaperone is a member of staff who can be present during an intimate examination to help the patient feel more comfortable. Routine tests can include swabs, a urine sample and blood tests. Some tests may be repeated 12 weeks later. Your doctor or nurse will discuss your individual care during your visit. If you have no symptoms you do not have to have an examination and can opt to do self-swabs and have urine and blood tests.

A medical student or trainee may be present in the clinic on the day of your visit. If you do not wish to have them present during your consultation or examination please inform member of staff.

Results

Some results may be available on the day of your visit and you may be asked to wait for these. Other results will be back within two weeks of your visit. We will provide you with a designated phone number for you to call for your results. On occasions we may use your mobile to contact you. We will use your mobile number to contact you with your results unless you want us to contact you in another way. The doctor or nurse who takes your tests will discuss this with you. Treatment, if required is free of charge.

Partner notification

If you are treated for a sexually transmitted infection, it is important that relevant sexual partners are also treated. Staff will discuss this with you and work with you to help find the best way to inform them.

The services we provide

Free testing for sexually transmitted infection.
Emergency hormonal contraception.
Free pregnancy testing.
Hepatitis A and B vaccinations for at-risk individuals.
HIV counselling and testing.
Sexual health advice.
Support and information for victims of sexual assault.
Free condoms.

Organisation Type
  • Health & Social Care
Main Age Groups
  • All Ages
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Self
Family Support Services Categories
  • Contraception
  • Sexual Health
Main Category of Services
  • Domestic/Sexual Abuse
  • Health Service
  • Support and information for victims of sexual assault.

Areas covered

  • Coleraine

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Genito-urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic – Northern Trust

  • Genito-urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic – Northern Trust