We can also help you contact partners if you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection.
This service is for patients who have chronic recurrent genital problems. We see and manage individuals of all ages with non-sexual infection problems such as:
Those attending queue and wait sessions will be seen on a first come, first served basis. If the queue and wait session becomes full it will close before the advertised time. You can either attend the next queue and wait session or make an appointment. Appointment clinics may run alongside the queue and wait sessions and some people may be seen sooner than those waiting for a queue and wait session.
Sunderland Royal Hospital: 0191 569 9966 – Contraceptive Services and 0191 569 9021 – Sexual Health
Gateshead: 0191 2831577
South Tyneside: 0191 4028191
Our locations include:
Sunderland Royal Hospital:
Divisional General Manager – Jackie Butterworth
Directorate Manager – Janet Griffin
Matron – Jacqui Dyson
Unit Manager – Andrea Cairns
Senior Health Advisor – Lyndsey Gray
Palmer Community Hospital:
Free Online Home STI Testing Service
In response to COVID-19 and social distancing guidance:
Gateshead & South Tyneside Sexual Health service have launched a new online home STI Testing service to increase wider community testing access.
If you are aged 16 or over and live in Gateshead or South Tyneside you can order a testing kit direct to your door.
The home testing kit offers screening for infections such as HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea.
Testing kits are discretely packaged in a plain envelope and will be posted through your letter box
Results will be sent to you by text within 10 working days.
If you have an infection you will be offered an appointment at either the Gateshead or South Tyneside sexual health clinic which will also include treatment.
Did you know that many people with an STI will have no symptoms at all? That's why it's important to be regularly tested if you have had unprotected sex or have recently changed partners.
Aged 16+ and live in Gateshead or South Tyneside please visit the below link to order a home test for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea