The Gatehouse, Ayrshire Central Hospital

Kilwinning Road


KA12 8SS

United Kingdom


Our Ayrshire centre offers a range of testing and sexual health advice, including a range of hepatitis C services.

STI testing


We offer postal tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to people living in Ayrshire.

These kits are free, confidential and easy to use. To receive a kit, you need to answer a few short questions so we can make sure the service is right for you. The information we collect is treated as confidential and is never shared with anyone. For more information, see our privacy policy.

Please note, for test kits to be processed it is important that samples must be returned to the lab correctly labelled and with correctly completed paperwork within eight weeks of receiving the kit. Otherwise we cannot guarantee that your test will be processed. Thank you.

Order a postal STI kit.

We can also test in person on a walk-in basis for the following STIs:

You will receive your results in five to seven days.

HIV testing


Our rapid HIV test provides a result you read yourself in just a few minutes.

Order a free HIV self test.

Our in-person tests are open to everyone and are by appointment. We also offer HIV testing through outreach in the local community. Please call or email the office for more information or to make an appointment.

Sexual health information and advice


We offer a range of information and advice on:

  • hate crime
  • sexuality
  • STIs
  • contraception
  • safer sex
  • referrals and signposting into other local services.

Hepatitis C services


You can contact us about our hepatitis C services by calling 07468 726 005. Our services include:

  • hepatitis C testing
  • support and advice offered before, during and after treatment
  • support and advice with welfare rights and housing
  • transport offered for treatment appointments
  • access to foodbank/fuel service
  • referrals to Peer Support Scotland
  • signposting to other services and organisations.

HIV services


Call us on 07468 726 005 to access our HIV services. These services include:

  • HIV testing
  • emotional and practical support
  • transport offered for treatment appointments
  • medication delivered
  • hardship fund
  • referrals to Peer Support Scotland
  • signposting to other services and organisations.

Further information


We also offer free condoms, lube and some written resources by post through our Get Rubbered scheme.