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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)

GUM (Genito-Urinary Medicine) Clinic is at:

Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East

If you have put yourself at risk, even if you haven't got any symptoms, it is important to get yourself screened at a GUM (Genito-Urinary Medicine) Clinic. The medical staff will, in complete confidence, examine you, test to check whether you have any STI's, as well as give you advice on practicing safer sex.

The main GUM Clinic in this area is at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital on Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW. The Walk-In service is no longer available, all consultations are by appointment only, please see details for making an appointment below:

Same Day Service

Opening Days Opening Times
Monday - Thursday 1.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Friday 09.00 am – 4.30 pm

To request a slot, text BMTHM for a MALE time slot or BMTHF for a FEMALE time slot to this number: 07537 404253

This texting service will be open from 9am on the day you want to be seen Monday – Thursday. For Friday appointments the text lines open at 7pm on Thursday evening.

For more information about our services and the Same Day Service please click here


The Bournemouth clinic appointment hours are as follows and can only be made one week ahead:

Opening Days Opening Times
Monday to Thursday 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm
Wednesday Same day HIV testing 8-8.30am and returning between 4-5pm

APPOINTMENT LINE: 01202 704644 (Option 1) Available 8–5 pm Mon-Thu & 8.30-5 pm Friday

Poole Clinic

Poole clinic is held in Poole Town Medical Centre, 36 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PG

You can book an appointment up to 1 week in advance. Please note that there is NO SAME DAY SERVICE at the Poole clinic. Appointment times are between 1.50pm and 6.20pm every Thursday

APPOINTMENT LINE: 01202 704644 (Option 1) Available 8–5 pm Mon-Thu & 8.30-5 pm Friday


Please attend at least 15 minutes before your appointment time. This appointment time is a guide and guarantees you will be seen on the day. Please allow extra time if you are parking your car in the out-patient car park due to likely parking problems at this hospital, you have to pay and display.

If you do not attend within 10 minutes of your scheduled time it is likely that you will not be seen and will have to make another appointment. If you do not attend on more than 3 occasions the privilege of making appointments will be withdrawn and you will have to attend the "same day service" clinics.

Appointments can only be made a week in advance - this is to prevent a log jam of appointments. If you are unable to get an appointment you can attend the "same day service" session.

If you are diagnosed with an STI it is very important that you tell your sexual partner, however difficult or awkward that may be!