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.

Please note: Planned strikes by Royal Mail might cause delays in deliveries. We’re using other delivery services to help reduce disruption.

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.

Symptoms include:

  • unusual discharge
  • itching
  • 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.
  • Instructions
  • Patient registration form
  • Return envelope (with prepaid postage)

You should receive your results within 2 weeks of us having received your samples.

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.

Order an STI testing kit

Step 1 of 3

Your age and postcode

Date of Birth (Required)

We use this information to check you are eligible

This service is only available to people who live in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Disclaimer: When filling in a form or survey on the site you may be asked to fill in information about yourself. This is a secure site and this information will only be used for the purpose stated in each case. We will not distribute personal information collected in this way to any 3rd party (unless this has been communicated to you).

Any comments you submit to the Trust will be treated as confidential and will be safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR).