There are many reasons why a sexual health screen may be requested, many people like the reassurance and peace of mind, for others starting a new relationship has made them more aware of the importance of sexual health.
At the Harrow Health Care Centre we offer a range of confidential, discreet and professional sexual health screenings. These are undertaken by your choice of either a male or female doctor. The samples are then processed by a state of the art laboratory.
All patients are booked for a half hour appointment with a doctor during which a sexual history is taken and your concerns discussed, you will then be examined and we will discuss with you which tests we feel are most appropriate.
We use up to three different types of sample to perform the screening process depending on which package is requested.
These have been chosen to cause you the least discomfort whilst ensuring the tests are accurate.
We also offer a selection of test packages, which can have extra tests added to depending upon your concerns and clinical symptoms. For details of these packages click here.
Yes. Chlamydia screening is easily available on a urine sample for both men and women. No examination is required and it can be performed without seeing a doctor.
An HIV blood test is often requested by the worried well. If you are considering having an HIV blood test you will need to book a consultation with one of our doctors. This is always required, as the implications of a positive test must be appreciated before we proceed with any testing.
The Harrow Health Care Centre is pleased to offer both vaccines to protect against cervical cancer. The new vaccines provide 100% protection against the two main strains of HPV (human papilloma virus) which cause 70-80% of all cervical cancers. Gardasil also protects against the other strains of HPV which cause ano-genital warts.
We offer a series of Sexual Health Screening pages. For further information click here.