A FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV testing service open to anyone over 16 years of age regardless of gender or sexuality, is available through Shine.
The test is a simple finger prick test with a pre and post test discussion (results received within 15 minutes).

The staff who perform the test are all fully trained by the New Croft Centre sexual health service in Newcastle. The test used is by BioSure and is 99.7% accurate. Call us for an appointment: 0191 277 2050.

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To make an appointment at one of our testing sites or for further details, please call us in confidence on:
0191 2772050
More Information:

  • Mon: 9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Tue: 9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Wed: 9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Thur: 9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Civic Centre testing site:
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH.
Access to the civic centre will be available only via the rear carpark entrance.

No access will be available via the current main reception access route from ceremonial way to allow for construction work to progress on the producing of a new light and airy glass entrance for the civic. 

All visitors should enter the civic centre through the rear car park entrance, this can be accessed by following the route along ceremonial way under the council chamber or via Sandyford Road. 

Main reception will remain in their current location despite the changes. Disabled access to both will be available via the lift on the right-hand side of conservatory entrance. 

It is estimated that refurbishment work on the civic centre will be completed by October 2019.
When arriving for your test please tell reception staff you have an appointment with SHINE.
Call us on the testing line if you have any concerns: 0191 2331333.



‘Fantastic! I feel very lucky to have access to this service. I doubt I would have taken an HIV test if it were not available in this form.’

‘Very friendly and professional. Comprehensive information given and relevant additional care centres were signposted. Would definitely recommend this place to friends. 10/10′

‘The service today was outstanding, Sam was very helpful, made me feel at ease and explained everything to me. The service was very personal and helped ease all my worries and explained all outcomes to me. Thank you, a really excellent service at such a worrying and stressful time.’

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