If you can, please still access a full sexual health screening via online STI postal testing kits. Click here to order.
If you are displaying symptoms of any sexually transmitted infections, you are advised to call the Haymarket Health clinic on 0300 124 0102 for a phone consultation during their usual opening hours.
The aim of the service is to allow gay & bisexual men access to all the screening expected from a local NHS sexual health clinic. Men can choose to give a urine sample and swab tests from the throat and rectum to test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. The clinic also offers blood testing for syphilis, HIV, Hep B and a full Hep B/HPV vaccination programme.
The openly gay male nurse is available to provide the tests/vaccinations.
The clinic is in a private room with men able to choose how they receive their results to ensure confidentiality. All information is kept strictly confidential, and men can return to the sauna for their results the following week if they wish.
The weekly clinics are open to gay & bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.
These clinics are only available by appointment only. Please text the nurse with your name to 07810 550360 and he will call you back within 24 hours (weekday only) to arrange that appointment with you.
If you have not yet been vaccinated against Hepatitis B or HPV, the nurse can offer you the vaccinations for free at the sauna clinics.
You might be given a blood test before you’re vaccinated which shows if you've already had hepatitis B. If you have you’re now immune, can’t get it again and don't need the vaccine.
The hepatitis B vaccinations are given as two or three injections over four weeks. You only get the full protection if you have had all three of the injections. A blood test 8 weeks after the last injection will show if the vaccine has worked. After 5 years you may need another booster injection.
The HPV vaccinations are only available to gay and bisexual men, and other men having sex with men, aged 45 or under, and are given over the course of 6 months. You only get the full protection if you have had all three of the injections.
In order to receive the vaccinations, the nurse needs to know in advance which sauna clinic session you want to attend in order to start the vaccination programme. Vaccinations are not available if you just turn up on the day without having notified us that you're attending for a vaccination.
To book your Hepatitis B and/or HPV vaccination, called Leicester Sexual Health on 0300 124 0102.
Temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 - see notice above.
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm (last screening at 4:30pm)
Place: Splash Spa & Leisure, 61 Bedford Street South, Leicester, LE1 3JR
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Place: Amigos Leisure, 30 Bedford Street South, Leicester, LE1 3JR
To further support the sauna clinics, Splash Spa & Leisure and Amigos Leisure give free entry to those men who only wish to visit the clinic and not use the other sauna services.
For more information about the sauna clinics, advice or any support around testing contact Trade on 0116 254 1747.
Unfortunately, due to nursing availability and public holidays, there will be no sauna clinics on the following dates:
If you need to access sexual health services over this period, please attend your local sexual health service, click here for more details.