ISHS will be closed for the August Bank Holiday, Monday 28/8/2023. The service will reopen as usual Tuesday 29/8/2023.
Monkeypox is a rare infection that's mainly found in parts of west or central Africa. There have been some recent cases in the UK, but the risk of catching it is low.
Monkeypox is a viral infection usually associated with travel to West Africa. It is usually a mild, self-limiting illness and is spread by very close contact with someone with monkeypox. Most people recover within a few weeks.
The risk to the UK population is low. However, recent cases are mainly reported in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and, as the virus spreads through close contact, we are advising those in this community to be alert to any unusual rashes or lesions on any part of their body, especially their genitalia, and to contact sexual health services if they have concerns.
- Unusual rashes or lesions on the body such as the face or genital area
- Muscle aches
- Chills and exhaustion
- Swollen lymph nodes
If you are concerned you may have monkeypox symptoms – however mild:
Contact NHS 111 or call ISHS Coventry on 0300 020 0027 for further advice.
Please do not attend the clinic without contacting us first.
Avoid close personal or sexual contact with others until you know that this is not monkeypox.
More information can be found here.
ISHS Coventry will be reopening our Drop-in/Open Access Services from Monday 31/10/2022.
The Drop-in/Open Access Clinic will be open mornings only from 8am-11am Monday to Friday.
For more information please click on the find out more link below and see the Integrated Sexual Health Clinics and Opening Times section.
Our Integrated Sexual Health Service can help you with care and advice on sexually transmitted infections and contraception in Coventry. All services are completely free and confidential, including for under 16s.
Find out more for more information on how to contact the service and to make an appointment.
If you are attending the department, we kindly ask that you wear a face mask or covering, this is to ensure that service users, patients, visitors and staff continue to be protected.
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