Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
As the saying goes: “Got laid? Get tested!”
Have you had unprotected sex? Did a condom break or fall off during sex? Many STI’s never show any symptoms, or symptoms don’t appear until much later, though the infection can do serious harm if left unattended.
What can you do? See below for good starting points…
Community Health Clinic, UMC (University Medical Centre)
Here you can make an appointment free of charge if you are a student under 25 years old. You have the right to confidentially, clear information, and an interpreter (though you will have to request one in advance if needed). Treatment, if necessary, is also free. Find more information about testing here.
- Address: Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht
- Phone number: +31 88-755 3200.
Your General Practitioner (GP)
Your GP can carry out a test for you, though the costs will not be covered by the municipality. There is a chance that your insurance will cover it – you are advised to confirm this with your insurance company beforehand.
Sense STI clinic
The organisation ‘Sense’ can help you arrange for a STI test nearby.
See here for further details
Remember, if in doubt it is important to inform your sexual partner(s) that there is also a chance they have an STI.
The nearby organisation ‘Sense’ offers free, confidential consultations for young people in Utrecht, relating to all aspects of sexual life, identity and welfare.
The website is in Dutch and in English.
You can simply write to them via the website to make an appointment.
University College Utrecht has its own platform for all LGBTQ+ issues, called the Queer Alliance.