The team from NHS sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street are launching a new service which allows gay men to walk in for a routine sexual health check up and get all their results within 6 hours.
56 Dean Street, is opening a second location at 34 Dean Street. The new walk in service is called Dean Street Express and is designed for gay men who just want their routine check-up +/- HIV test. Three monthly sexual health and HIV testing is now recommended by Public Health England for all gay men who regularly have new sexual partners, even if they have not noticed anything wrong. Dean Street Express is designed to make this process both convenient and efficient.
Users check in by touchscreen and are given a self test kit to take their own swab tests in a private screening room. They then see a nurse for blood and 60 second HIV testing. Dean Street Express is the first sexual health clinic in the world to have an on site Infinity machine. This cutting edge technology is capable of processing Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia samples in only 90 minutes. Blood samples are carried by express courier to the lab every hour. Users can expect to get all their results by SMS text within 6 hours.
The main clinic at 56 Dean Street is still there for anyone who has noticed something wrong, has questions, needs to see a doctor or thinks they may need treatment. The experts at 56 Dean Street are there to help if someone has a positive result at Dean Street Express. . ‘During our trial run we had someone come into Dean Street Express at midday and was treated for their chlamydia at 56 Dean Street by 4pm the same day. It’s an amazing advance’ said Leigh Chislett, Clinic Manager
Dean Street Express was designed by architect practice Penson who last year won ‘FX International Design Practice of the Year’. We explained that we wanted Dean Street Express to look completely different from any existing clinic and they have certainly achieved that’ said Dr Alan McOwan, Lead Clinician at 56 Dean Street.
Dean Street Express launches on Monday 10th February. Users must have a mobile phone number capable of receiving SMS text messages to use the service. It is located at 34 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4PR.
56 Dean Street & Dean Street Express opening times:
• Monday: 8am – 7pm
• Tuesday: 8am – 7pm
• Wednesday: 12 – 7pm
• Thursday: 8am – 7pm
• Friday: 9am – 4pm
• Saturday: 11am – 4pm
• Sunday: closed
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