Highland Sexual Health referral service

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 SERVICES

  • The Highland Sexual Health referral Service (HSHRS) is based at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, although patients may be seen at any of our Highland clinics. Referrals for patients who require specialist Sexual Health care should be made to this service via SCI Gateway.
  • HSHRS booking operates Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm, excluding public holidays.

WHO TO REFER

  • GP’s and/or other authorities can refer any patient who requires specialist HIV, GUM, Sexual or Reproductive input. 
  • Partner Notification – referrals can also be made in the established manner via telephone or e-mail referral

WHO NOT TO REFER

  • Management of Hepatitis B or C
  • Women who are having doubts about an ongoing pregnancy, they should be referred directly to the Social Gynae Service

HOW TO REFER

  • PLEASE USE THE SCI GATEWAY
  • All referrals must be made using SCI Gateway, launched via the GP application system.
  • There are two referral options:
    • HSH / Sexual and Reproductive Health
    • HSH / Partner Notification
  • Referrals received by 1pm will be processed the same day, those received after 1pm will be processed the next working day.  Very urgent referrals should be discussed by telephone with the clinic on 01463 888300, choosing the Health Advisor in Inverness option – a message can be left which will be returned promptly.
  • Please ensure that the department is informed of any special requirements, such as interpreters, or unsuitable dates for attendance due to other commitments.

Further Contacts and Information

 Patient information can be accessed here

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 31 October 2014

Next review: 31 October 2016

Author(s): Senior Nurse - Sexual Health

Approved By: high-uhb.tam@nhs.net

Reviewer Name(s): Lynn Chalmers