Welcome to Tayside Sexual & Reproductive Health Services

Tayside Sexual and Reproductive Health Service (TSRHS) is a specialist sexual health service that offers appointments for a variety of sexual and reproductive health needs, with an emphasis on seeing people who are more vulnerable to poor sexual and reproductive health. This includes, but is not limited to, LGBTQ+ people, young people, people involved or affected by commercial sexual exploitation or those with symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). We aim to provide inclusive, friendly, confidential and high quality services. People tell us that our staff are kind and friendly and in surveys say that they would be happy to return and would recommend the service to a friend.

The service operates a triage system; this means when you call for an appointment a nurse will ask you a few questions to help decide when you need to be seen or if another service is more suited to your needs. The service offers appointments via telephone, Near Me (video) and face to face in Dundee and Perth.

Sexual Health appointments for the whole of Tayside can be made by phone (phone 01382 425542 between 09:00 am – 12:00 pm Mon-Fri) and can now be booked online using our Online Booking System.

You can find information here on the services available to you, what you can expect from our services, how to access the service and what will happen, before, during and after your visit.

 

We understand that you may feel embarrassed attending our service but our staff are non judgemental and supportive and will aim to put you quickly at ease.

Call us between 9 – 12 to arrange an appointment and we’ll register you or have your details checked by one of our reception team and then transferred to a Triage nurse.

The triage nurse will provide you with an appointment or will signpost you to another service if  that is more appropriate.

NHS Tayside staff may ask personal and sensitive questions so that they can manage your care effectively during your visit. Staff are not there to judge you. Anything you say will be kept confidential, unless you are being referred to another service with your permission, or in very rare situations if the staff need to share information for your own protection. What you tell our staff isn’t going to shock or embarrass them, but you need to be honest so that they know how best to treat, support or advise you.

We use a computer system just for sexual health clinics in Scotland Called ‘Nash’. You will be asked to complete a registration form so we can create an electronic record using your personal details. Nash can only be accessed by staff working within Sexual health services across Scotland who have a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. Only staff directly involved in your care are allowed to access your information.

NaSH Patient Information Leaflet 2019 Tayside

We rarely share information without your consent but may do so in the following circumstances:

  • where there is a legal requirement (for example if you have an infection that could put others at risk e.g. Meningitis)
  • where a child or vulnerable adult may be in need of protection or at risk of harm
  • to aid the police in the prevention or detection of a serious crime.
We would make every attempt to contact you to tell you what information had been disclosed and to whom.​

All clinics offer the following services:

We have services in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee and Drumhar Health Centre, Perth.

Our interactive service finder will give you details of the service nearest to you and opening hours.

Sometimes there are changes to the services and you can see any up-to-date changes here

 

 

Sexual Health appointments can be made by phone and can now be booked online using our Online Booking System.

Tayside Sexual and Reproductive Health Service provides a predominantly booked appointment service. To avoid disappointment Please do not drop-in to the sexual health clinic.

When you phone for an appointment you will be asked some questions by a Sexual Health nurse which will help us to decide when you should be seen or if we need to refer you to another service.

Appointments are available to book up to 48 hours in advance for those with an urgent sexual or reproductive health need.

For an appointment please phone 01382 425542 between 09:00 am – 12:00 pm.

See service finder for details of opening.

We routinely test for four infections: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis.

If you have no symptoms you do not need to be examined.

We require a urine sample from males and a self taken vulvovaginal swab from females to test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

A blood sample is taken from your arm to test for Syphilis and HIV. We can also offer a finger-prick test for HIV where a result is required quickly (20 mins) or if it is not possible to get blood from your arm.

You can phone for your results after 1 week.

This is a clinic for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).  MSM are also able to access all standard services.

Services provided include:

  • STI testing
  • rapid HIV tests (20 mins)
  • STI treatment
  • Hepatitis A/B and Human papilloma virus vaccination
  • advice or supply of HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

Please phone 01382 425542 to book an appointment.

See service finder for details of opening.

Also see MOT Tayside

We offer a specialist clinic for people with learning disabilities who may have additional service needs.

Please see our service finder for more information.

See also CKUK for more information.

This is a specialist Sexual Health clinic for people aged 18 and under.  Young people can also choose to make an appointment during normal opening hours. Just call 01382 425542

Services provided include STI testing, treatment, sexual health advice and contraceptive advice and provision.

Young people are also able to access all standard services.

Please phone 01382 425542.

If you have a question about any issue go to www.cool2talk.org

A number of other services in Tayside offer aspects of sexual and reproductive care as detailed below.

Have a look at our Harm Reduction  section for more information on where to get support and information around BBV and related issues.

Your local doctor’s surgery can also offer a range of services such as routine contraception and symptomatic STI testing. Each practice offers a different range so it’s best to contact your GP surgery for advice.

Your local chemist offers a number of free services including Emergency Contraception and a 3-month supply of the contraceptive pill known as ‘bridging contraception’. A number of pharmacies also provide additional services such as STI testing, vaccination and condoms but will charge you for these. Free condoms are also available through the CCard scheme from some pharmacies.

The Tayside Condom Initiative also provides free condoms across Tayside via the CCard App for young people

If you do not have symptoms but feel you have been at risk of an STI, called asymptomatic testing, you can have a test kit sent to your home address via our online service: https://www.tht.org.uk/taysideSTI

For women and people with a cervix, if your only symptom is a change in vaginal discharge, you can also access the online testing service. A change in vaginal discharge is most often caused by a non sexually transmitted infection such as  thrush or bacterial vaginosis. Treatment for these can be bought at your local chemist.

 

IUD clinic

A clinic for straight forward copper or hormone “coil” insertions or replacements for “coils” used for contraception and/or as part of HRT.

Many GP practices fit “coil” so please contact your GP to check first.  

Please phone 01382 425542.

 

Implant clinic

A clinic for straight forward insertion, replacement or removal of a contraceptive implant (“rod”).

Many GP practices fit “rods” so please contact your GP to check first.  

Please phone 01382 425542.

 

Procedure clinic  

A specialist clinic for individuals with the following:

  • Unsuccessful “coil” (IUD/IUS) fit or replacement in another service or at your GP
  • Failed “coil” removals
  • “Coil” removal or replacement with lost threads (please ask your GP to refer you for a vaginal ultrasound to confirm presence of the device prior to referral)
  • Deep implant removals
  • Failed implant removals

You would usually be referred to this clinic by your GP or other healthcare professional.

 

Complex SRH clinic

A specialist clinic for individuals with the following:

  • complex contraception issues (medical problems, side effects or problems finding the right method)
  • premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

You would usually be referred to this clinic by your GP or other healthcare professional.

 

Menopause clinic

A specialist clinic for individuals with complex menopause problems.

You would usually be referred to this clinic by your GP or other healthcare professional.

 

GUM complex

A specialist clinic for individuals with the following:

  • Unusual genital ulceration
  • Persistent genital warts
  • Recurrent vaginal discharge

You would usually be referred to this clinic by your GP or other healthcare professional.

 

HIV Pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Individuals wishing to start or restart PrEP.   Information about PrEP is available at www.prep.scot

Please phone 01382 425542

 

Sexual Problem clinic

A specialist clinic for individuals with problems related to their ability to have or enjoy sex.

You would usually be referred to this clinic by your GP or other healthcare professional

The Corner is a Health, Information and Peer-led Service for Young People aged 11-19.

They offers sexual health advice via both appointment or drop in weekdays from 1pm until 6pm. In addition to our sexual health services, they also offer emotional support and counselling.

You can contact the corner on 01382 206060 or visit their website https://www.thecorner.co.uk/