Where to get tested
If you're in the UK and in need of medical treatment, it can be confusing trying to find out how to access the services you need, or whether you're allowed to receive free healthcare.
In the UK, medical treatment for emergencies is always free - regardless of your nationality, how long you've been in the UK, or any other factors.
If you think that you may have a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), please visit a Sexual Health Clinic (sometimes called Genito-Urinary Medicine or GUM clinic) or ask your GP to be tested. To find out where your nearest GUM clinic is, visit NHS Direct or call 0800 0967 500
These clinics offer advice and information, and provide STI testing and treatment.
Testing, advice and counselling from these clinics are free for everyone. Medical treatment for all STIs except HIV (in some cases) is also universally free.
For more information on HIV treatment visit the NAM website.