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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.

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 or vaginal swab 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 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.

Kits include

For a male kit: a urine sample and a dry blood spot sample

For a female kit: a vaginal swab and dry blood spot sample.

If you select female and you do not want to complete a vaginal swab, please email us your request to: 

Please note this is not gender, it is medical information currently required for our STI testing system. We currently require this data in order for the laboratory to process STI tests. The data we submit to the NHS is anonymised and does not reveal the identity of the individual requesting the test.

Order an STI testing kit

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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).