HIV & STI testing

HIV & STI testing services in North Yorkshire offer fast, free and confidential HIV tests. We also offer home testing kits to gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men only. These kits test for HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 

As lockdown ends, we will be continuing our practices to keep our staff and service users safe: 

  • Please wear a face covering when entering our buildings (we can provide these for you if you haven't got one). 
  • Hand sanitising stations will be available. 
  • We will clean regular touch points between appointments. 
  • Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with COVID-19 in the past 72 hours. We will give you a call before your appointment to confirm this. 

We are continuing with these practices so that we can increase the number of appointments available. Appointments will need to be booked in advance at bookatest.mesmac.co.uk

We are still offering 1-2-1 support over the phone. To access this, please contact:

Cj- 07710 099 031, cj.reay@mesmac.co.uk

If you live in North Yorkshire and you belong to a most at risk population (drug users, sex workers, black Africans, gay, bi or men who have sex with men), then you can order a home testing kit here.

Testing services

Our services include:

  • HIV tests which are accurate at 12 weeks and the results will come back in 20 minutes
  • Home testing kits which test for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. These tests involve taking your own samples and sending them off in the post. 
  • Every Friday, 11am-3pm at our Northallerton office, Citizens Advice Bureau, 277 High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8DW. 

Please note that due to COVID-19, you must book an appointment online before attending. To book an appointment please click here


  • Every Tuesday, 12pm-4pm at Community House, 46-50 East Parade, Harrogate, HG1 4RR.

Please note that due to COVID-19, you must book an appointment online before attending. To book an appointment please click here


  • Every Monday and Thursday, 11am-5pm at our Scarborough office, Yorkshire in Business, Auborough Street, YO11 1HT.

Please note that due to COVID-19, you must book an appointment online before attending. To book an appointment please click here


  • Every Thursday, 1pm-4pm at Citizens Advice, 38 Ousegate, Selby, YO8 4NH. 

Please note that due to COVID-19, you must book an appointment online before attending. To book an appointment please click here


If you are unable to make any of these sessions, you can call one of our Community Development Workers for testing in your local area:

Jonathan: 07810 550 534 (Harrogate and Craven)

Tommo: 01609 258745 or 07899 016 239 (Hambleton and Richmondshire & Scarborough and Ryedale)

Lilly: 07710 099 033 (Scarborough and Ryedale)

Cj: 07710 099 031 (Selby)

Any gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and Black African men and women, 16 years and over can order a HIV sampling kit online and have it delivered to your address in England. With the kit, you take a simple finger prick blood test and send it back to a laboratory for results and a referral to local confidential clinical and support services should this be required. Please check to see if you live in one of the 90+ local authorities where this service is now available.

The tests are provided by Test.HIV and can be ordered online from www.test.hiv.


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