Testing

Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI's) is free, easy and confidential. 

The best time to get a test is 2 weeks after you have put yourself at risk (this is the time in which most infections can be detected).

There are various clinics that run within our service:

  • Queue and wait: a walk in service for patients who are happy to queue and wait to be seen. (These clinics can be extremely busy. Emergencies will always be given priority - so you may not always be seen in the order in which you arrived. The nature of these clinics means that it is not always possible to see all patients - you will be advised of a expected wait time on your arrival and alternative clinics to attend will be offered.)
  • Appointment: for patients with pre-booked appointments.
  • Online: (Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV and Gonorrhoea only.)
  • CHOICES: specialist clinics for younger patients aged 24 and under.
  • Male only: specialist clinic for male patients run at St. Peters Health Centre in Leicester.
  • SHACC: clinics based within local surgeries in Leicester City.
  • Sauna: free drop in clinics for homosexual and bisexual men based within local Saunas.
  • Screen and Go: a service we offer to those who have no symptoms or signs of having an infection, but would still like to be tested for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphillis, Hepatitis B (if required), Hepatitis C (if required).

What do you need to test? 

Men: urine sample and a member of staff will take a sample of blood.

Women: self-taken vaginal swab and a member of staff will take a sample of blood.

How will I get my test results? 

When you visit one of our clinics you will be asked to complete a self assessment form which asks you to provide 2 forms of contact:

  • mobile or land line telephone number
  • email or home address (if you're a student in Leicester or Leicestershire please use your student address)

Once your test results are received from the laboratory we will then use these to contact you*.

Unfortunately written copies of test results cannot be provided by our service.

When will I get my results?

Samples can take some time to be processed and results returned to us. Please allow 7-10 working days from the day of your appointment to receive your results - if it has been longer than this and you have not heard anything please call 0300 124 0102 or 0800 318 908 between 2pm and 7pm Monday to Friday and a member of our team will look into this for you.

If you wish to call us regarding test results please do so between 2pm - 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 1pm Saturday.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust Providing Sexual Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Service commissioned by Leicester City and Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils.