Sexual Health & STI Services

Confidential advice, testing and treatment for sexual health and sexually transmitted infections

At the Hub and our clinics around Cornwall, we offer advice, support, testing and treatment for sexual health and sexually transmitted infections. All services and treatment are free and completely confidential and you are always in control of your own testing and treatment. We will explain everything and make you feel at ease.

If you have, or have recently had, any of the following, please come and see us.

  • Sex with a new partner
  • Unprotected sex
  • You think you might be pregnant
  • Abnormal discharge or abnormal bleeding
  • Any lumps, bumps or rashes on your genitals
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain when you pass urine
  • Pain in your testicles
  • Abdominal/pelvic pain
  • Sexual contact with someone who has an infection
  • A positive diagnosis from a self-taken test via an online provider

How we can help?

How do I book an appointment?

You can make an appointment or attend one of our drop-in clinics. If you want to make an appointment, please call our central booking team on 01872 255044 and we’ll try to make sure we can see you within 48 hours. Click here for details of where and when our sexual health clinics are.

What happens when you come for an STI test?

Depending on why you come to see us, you may not even need to have an examination. If you do, the tests might involve:

  • An examination of your genitals
  • A urine sample
  • A self-taken vaginal swab
  • A blood sample
  • A urethral swab

Find out more about what each test involved on the NHS Choices website.

We may also talk to you about ways to protect yourself in the future, such as condoms or contraception.

Getting test results

Some test results may be available straight away, as well as treatment if you need it. For other tests you may have to wait a week or two. We’ll send you a text if your results are clear, and speak to you if you have tested positive.

If you test positive, we may ask you to come back for treatment. Most STIs can be cured with antibiotics. Although there is no cure for HIV, modern treatments now enable most people with HIV to live a long and healthy life.

If you have tested positive we can support you to tell your partner and any relevant ex-partners so they can get tested and treated too. If you don’t want to do this, we can tell them for you (it’s called partner notification and we won’t reveal who you are).

Online Chlamydia ScreeningChlamydia is the most common STI.As many as one in twelve young people are affected.