Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic
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GUM is a sexual health clinic which provides free testing, treatment and advice for all sexually transmitted infections. The clinic also provides free pregnancy testing , emergency contraception and PEPSE (post exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure) for HIV. The clinic is situated on the ground floor, west wing within Noble's Hospital, Braddan. It is well sign posted from the main hospital atrium.
Clinics are held as follows by appointment only:
- Monday: 1:45pm to 5pm
- Tuesday: 1:45pm to 5pm and 6pm to 7:30pm
- Wednesday: 1:45pm to 5pm
- Thursday: 9:30am to 12noon
- Friday: 9:30am to 12noon and 1:45pm to 5pm
Please contact +44 1624 650710 to book an appointment. All calls are treated in strict confidence.
There is no drop in facility available at present.
A strict code of confidentiality operates within the Department to protect our patients. We do not routinely give any information outside the clinic. GUM clinic notes are not part of a person’s general medical records. There is a system in place whereby personal identification numbers (PIN) are used instead of names for any samples or prescriptions that need to go outside of the clinic. This ensures that only GUM clinic staff has access to patient details.
Confidentiality and under 16’s
If you are under 16 and attend the GUM clinic, you can still be entitled to full confidentiality. An assessment would be made by the staff to ensure that the young person understands the testing and treatment process. If it was considered that the young person’s wellbeing was at risk in any way it may be necessary to involve other care agencies. This is not very common and a full discussion will take place and any actions taken will be with the young person’s knowledge and understanding of the reason. Your safety, wellbeing and health is paramount.
The following link has FAQ’s and information specifically for young people in the Isle of Man:- http://crashtest.im/sex-health/gumclinic
Getting an appointment
You can refer yourself; you do not need to be referred by a doctor.
When you ring the above number for an appointment you will be asked by the Receptionist if it is for a ‘routine check up’.
If you have no symptoms and you have not been advised to attend by any sexual partner/s then usually a ‘routine’ appointment for the next available slot will be fine. This can be a week or even two weeks later depending on how busy the clinic is.
If you are worried about some symptoms or wish to be seen sooner than the next routine appointment, then you will be put through to one of the nurses who will be able to make an assessment and then book you an appropriate appointment.
All patients attending GUM are routinely offered testing for:
- Trichomonas Vaginalis (females only)
- Hepatitis (B & C)
The clinic also provides:
- vaccination for Hepatitis A and B to patients assessed as being at risk of these infections
- free condoms
- cervical screening (smear tests)
- PEPSE (post exposure prophylaxis) medication that can help prevent people from developing HIV if they have been exposed
- Consultant led clinics for genital dermatological conditions and management of vulval pain disorders.
For further information regarding any of the above conditions, or any others that you may be worried about that have not been mentioned, please contact the clinic. Alternatively you could check the patient information pages the following websites: