Web Site Links - http://www.chelwest.nhs.uk/services/hiv-sexual-health/clinics/dean-street-expresshttp://beta.deanstreetexpress.nhs.uk
The Dean Street Express Gum Clinic is an Excellent sex clinic to get tested for a variety of STI - It is very professional and also confidential and private as it can be -
I assumed a lot of members here get tested on a regular basis - once a month, quarterly or every 6 months at least as a minimum but as most members have been reading about the recent thread about STI then I thought it best to give a quick overview about this establishment in central London.
Have a quick look at the video's as it does explain how everything works.
On your very first visit you need to get registered - you go to 1 of the 6 computer touch screens and fill all the details in. Name, address, post code, sexual preference, mobile no and answer some questions on sexual partners and if you pay for sex.
All this is Private & Confidential - Your personal details only need to be entered once only -
The reason why theu need your address and post code is that although the service is free, someone does pay - Depending on where you live a invoice is produced internally with a code (date of birth, post code and last 4 digits of your mobile no) and is sent to the local authority from your address details who pay the clinic directly.
In my case My address is a friends house that I know is empty 3/4 of the year and my name is a nick name that I have always used so i always remember, My date of birth is correct as is my mobile phone no - my punting phone.
You input all these details on the touch screen computer - These details are stored and at the end of your visit you get a card with all your details scanned onto like a credit card.
After you complete all the info you get a printed label from the reception girl/guy - You then walk into a private room on your own - There are 5-6 rooms and pee into the tube - you then put this in a blue tube close it and it goes into a high speed air chute to the lab room upstairs.
The only person you could speak too is the reception person to get a label for the tube. If you need a HIV test or want to speak to a doctor or nurse downstairs then you enter this onto the computer and wait your turn downstairs - You answer a few questions and then do a blood test.
I have been there a number of times and the quickest in and out session was approx 10 mins and the longest was just over an hour when I did a full screen and a blood test.
I always attend in the morning approx 9-10am week days my usual is Friday mornings but do not go after 4pm or Saturdays as you could wait up to 2 hours for a room to be free.
See the web sites and also watch the video's - All the info is here.
You really do not need to worry - I have been regularly attending for the last 6-9 months and I have never had any letters sent to my friends house or any correspondence except the usual text from the client to confirm all the results - usually between 4-6 hours on the SAME day.
There is absolutely NO EXCUSE not to be tested on a regular basis - Your personal information will not be compromised and you do not need to worry about any potential comeback.
Look at the web sites and watch the video's - It really is that simple!!!!