Testing for STIs

There are different tests for different sexually transmited infections (STIs). The tests we offer also depend on whether you have symptoms or not.

If you are a man, please don't pass urine for at least an hour before being seen in clinic.

If you do not have any symptoms you will be seen by one of our specialist nurses or technicians. If you have symptoms you will be seen by a doctor or a nurse practitioner.

Can I have a chaperone?

You have the right to ask for a chaperone during an intimate examination. A chaperone can be a friend, family member or another member of staff who is present during the examination. At busy times you may have to wait for a chaperone to become available. If you would like a chaperone, please soeak to a member of staff.

Testing and treatment

We test for STIs at the Clare Simpson Clinic (Barnet Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital) and the Marlborough Clinic (Royal Free Hospital).

If we diagnose an infection during your visit to clinic we will give you the appropriate treatment before you leave. If we need to wait for test results, you may need to come back to clinic to receive your treatment. The majority of our medicines are dispensed in clinic. If your partner needs treatment they will need to come and see us in clinic. All treatment for sexually transmitted infections is free of charge.