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Your Health

In this section we are hoping to encourage more self care for minor ailments. It's important to know where is best to get the right treatment from the right service. There are also some conditions that can be treated by you at home if you click on the Minor Illness link we have a lot of useful information. We also have information on Long term conditions, Pregnancy Care and other Health Promotion.

There is a new comprehensive website for self help for MSK problems. These could be issues such as back, neck or shoulder pain. There is lots of advice on the page relating to MSK issues and you can now self refer for the physio service too. Just follow the link here.

The York Sexual Health Service has a comprehensive website developed for both clinicians and patients. There is a self-care portal with details on self-swabs for STI screening (both Chlamydia testing for under 25s and quadruple testing for over 25s) follow the link here

Healthwatch York have released a guide to mental health and wellbeing services in York. Click here to download the document.

 

Your pharmacy can often be a great place to start if you are feeling unwell. Lots of Pharmacies can offer many of the services a GPs can and you don't need to have an appointment. Pharmacists will have trained for 5 years and can offer expert advice. They can often help resolve an issue then and there without having to arrange an appointment. Also they can offer medication without a prescription that can sometimes be cheaper than a cost of a prescription from a doctor. If they are unable to help you with an issue they can sometimes help liaise with your surgery to arrange an appointment as well. Below is a list of some of the minor ailments they can help you with.