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Young people aged up to and including 24 years

Young people aged up to and including 24 years can contact the Public Health Service twice a year, free of charge, for STD-tests. Contact us if you have symptoms, you have been warned about an STD, or if there is another reason why you have a high risk of an STD. Do this, even if you were already tested earlier this year. Your GP and your parents will not be informed. Make an appointment for an STD test by telephone.

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STD consultation over a webcam or smartphone

Young people who have questions about their sexual orientation or STDs can also consult us over their smartphone or a webcam

Phone the call-centre: the doctor's assistant will let you know whether your question can be dealt with online. If it can, you will receive an e-mail with a link and instructions for the online consultation via a secure programme. Just log in at the agreed time and enter the virtual waiting room where you can start completing a questionnaire. The nurse picks you up and the consultation starts. For clarity's sake: you will never have to show any body parts during a consultation by webcam. Everything that is said during this consultation remains within the virtual space. If necessary, an STD home-test will be sent to you.

Questions about sex

Questions about sex

Many people have questions about sexuality or encounter problems. Young people aged up to and including 24 years can contact the Public Health Service for a consultation, for example, about experiencing pain during intercourse, or problems relating to erection or orgasm. You can also contact the Public Health Service with questions about, e.g., contraception and your sexual orientation. All conversations are confidential.

Do you still find it difficult to contact the Public Health Service? Every day, on www.sense.info you can chat anonymously with a Public Health Service nurse.

Young people's consulting hours

In addition to our normal consulting hours, every Thursday we have special consulting hours for young people between 16:30 and 18:30 hours. These consulting hours are held one week in Heerlen and the next week in Maastricht. For these consulting hours too, you must make an appointment.