If you are aged 18 or over and live in Northumberland or North Tyneside you can request a free sexually transmitted infection (STI) home testing kit - use the form at the bottom of this page.
A sexually transmitted infection (STI), is a bacterial or viral infection that can be passed on through unprotected sexual contact. Some STIs have symptoms (see further details below) but sometimes you can have an STI with no symptoms and not even know you have it! We recommend regular testing and to test every time you change sexual partners.
Home testing kits are quick and easy to do and can be delivered to your door in discreet packaging. They are only suitable if you do not have any symptoms of an STI.
If you do have symptoms please contact your local One to One Centre to book an appointment.
Shiremoor: 0191 297 0441
Blyth: 01670 515151
Frequently asked questions
Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
- unusual discharge
- lumps of blisters around the genitals or anus
- pain when passing urine
- pain and/or bleeding after sex
- pain in the testicles or lower tummy
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please contact your local One toOne Centre to book an appointment.
Each kit contains everything you need to provide us with your own samples:
- Equipment to take your own urine sample and finger-prick test.
- Patient registration form
- Return envelope (with prepaid postage)
You should receive your results within 2 weeks of us having received your samples. If you do not hear from us by then, please ring 0191 297 9859 between 9am-4.45pm Mon-Thurs and 9am-2.45pm Fri.
If you test is positive, a Health Advisor will contact you to discuss your result and arrange an appointment to give you treatment.
If you are under the age of 18 you can contact your local one to one centre to book an appointment.