Sexual Health

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.

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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.

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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.

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The staff are really helpful and lovely they could not have done more

Female, 35, Police Interview

Brilliant, could not of got through this tough time without all the help from staff. Thank you for everything

Male, 20, Support Session

They were lovely and made me feel comfortable. Out of hours staff were lovely as well. Talked to me and made me feel at ease and safe

Female, 18, Medical Examination, Police Interview

Excellent, very supportive, listened and gave good advice. A massive thank you to the staff for being so supportive with my daughter and myself at this traumatic time for her. You do an excellent job.

Female, 47, Medical Examination, Police Interview
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