Your sexual health is very important. We can provide emergency contraception if you need it and also carry out a pregnancy test if you think you are already pregnant.
You might be offered post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to reduce the risk of HIV infection. We don’t provide STI testing and wider sexual health services at the SARC but we can arrange appointments with local Sexual Health Clinics at an appropriate time for you. Alternatively you can arrange this yourself.
Sexual Health services in Teesside are provided by Virgin Care: www.thesexualhealthhub.co.uk 0300 330 1122
Find your local SARC
The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Teesside provides 24/7 support to anyone who has experienced rape and other sexual offences, whether this has happened recently or in the past.
SARC Northumberland Tyne & Wear opened in September 1991 to provide a free, confidential counselling, support and advice service for women (aged 16 and over at the time of the assault) who have been subjected to an attack of a sexual nature.
The Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre aims to provide a sensitive and comprehensive service to residents of County Durham and Darlington who have experienced rape or sexual assault.