Welcome to Tayside Sexual & Reproductive Health Services

 

NHS Tayside Sexual Health & BBV Services aim to provide inclusive, friendly, confidential and high quality services for anyone who needs to access them. 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.

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.

When you contact us you will be transferred to the triage nurse who will ask you some questions to find out why you wish to be seen. 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.

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

 

 

  • Tayside sexual and reproductive health 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 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 0900-12:00.

 

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 are 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

3 Shore Terrace, Dundee
Phone: 01382 206060


The Corner Drop-in provides health services, information and support for young people aged 11 -19 in the Dundee area. Sexual health services at The Corner are led by nursing staff, but they work in partnership with other professionals to provide condom demonstrations, repeat condom supplies, pregnancy testing and screening & testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

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

Remember you can access confidential services including most contraception, emergency contraception, testing & advice from your GP surgery.

Emergency Contraception, free condoms (CCard scheme) & advice are also available from your local pharmacy.

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

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) and 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