Sexual health

Sexual health is an important part of a person’s overall health and wellbeing

Coronavirus Information

During the current situation, there are a number of changes to sexual health services. During this time please take a look at our 'Sexual Health and Coronavirus' webpage. 

Poor sexual health can have a negative impact on a person’s overall health and wellbeing; for example, this includes sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - like chlamydia, which can lead to infertility - HIV and unplanned pregnancy.

In Doncaster, there are a number of initiatives that can help us achieve good sexual health for everybody. For example, working with educational systems to support and enhance relationship and sex education, and training the wider workforce in brief sexual health interventions. 

Other initiatives such as the distribution of free condoms through GPs and the provision of local community sexual health clinics ensure residents have access to quality advice and resources in order to maintain good sexual health.

In Doncaster you can access:

  • confidential advice about sex and relationships
  • all contraception methods, including condoms
  • emergency contraception
  • screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI) including Chlamydia and HIV
  • pregnancy testing and advice

These services are confidential and free of charge.

STI testing

If you have had sexual contact with someone without using a condom, you may be at risk of an STI.

Not all STIs have symptoms so if you think you may have been at risk it is important to get tested.

You can access STI testing in a number of places:

Find out more about sexually transmitted infections, symptoms and prevention by visiting the NHS Choices website.

HIV testing

HIV testing is a routine part of sexual health screens. The sooner HIV is diagnosed in an individual, the less damage the virus can do to the body. It also means the virus is less likely to be passed on.

If you think you may have exposed yourself to HIV (for example, had sexual contact without using a condom) speak to your GP or visit:

For more information on HIV testing visit the HIV Aware website.

For more information on HIV and AIDS prevention, visit the NHS Choices website.

Condom use

Condoms are the only form of contraception that can protect you from both unplanned pregnancy and STIs, including HIV.

You can get condoms free from:

Read more about how to correctly use a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy.


There are many different types of contraception available. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type so it's important to choose one that best suits your relationship and lifestyle.

Your GP will be able to advise you on the different types of contraception. You can also access information on the different types of contraception via:

You can get all types of contraception at:

Your GP will also be able to offer some types of contraception. Speak to your GP about the types of contraception they can offer.

Emergency contraception (“the morning after pill”)

If you have had unprotected sex or your contraception method has failed, you can obtain emergency contraception free of charge from-

Useful contacts:

Age 19 and over- Sexual Health Services 4 Doncaster

Your one-Stop, Integrated Sexual Health and Contraception service for all adults (people over the age of 18) living in Doncaster. We provide advice, information, testing and treatment for sexual health concerns as well as contraception and psychosexual services. If you are under 19 and would like to speak with someone about sexual health concerns, contraception or find out more about the clinic services available in Doncaster, then please visit the web page: Project 3 Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service

Clinic Location – From the 1st of April 2022, the Sexual Health Clinic will be Temporarily at East Laith Gate House, East Laith Gate, Doncaster DN1 1JE (Beside Iceland Store).

Call us on: 08002465390 OR 01302 272165 

Age 18 and under- Project 3

  • Flying Scotsman Centre, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, DN1 3AP
  • tel- 01302 640032

NHS 111 (previously NHS Direct)

  • Tel: 111 -the telephone advice line to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency

For NHS approved apps please visit our sexual health apps page

More information



For further information, please contact us:

Last updated: 03 May 2022 13:56:08