Free and anonymous consultation for women, men and transgender people doing sex work

Free and anonymous consultation for women, men and transgender people doing sex work

You can come to us for:

  • Testing for STIs, HIV and pregnancy
  • Treatment of STIs
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations (free)
  • Contraception
  • Work-related questions
  • Sex-related questions

When should I get tested?

If you work in the sex industry, make regular appointments for an STI test. The tests are free and anonymous. You reduce the risks of contracting an STI by always using a condom, but condoms can break. You should also get tested if you have symptoms or have been warned.

We recommend getting tested for STIs at least twice a year. You can also come to the GGD for a free Hepatitis B vaccination and questions related to contraception, (unwanted) pregnancy (including testing), treatment, work-related issues and sexuality (e.g. pain during sex, separation private/work, safe sex, other).

Drop in at the walk-in clinic without an appointment

We have a walk-in consultation hour at our location on the Mien Ruysweg in Assen. This consultation hour is held every two weeks on a Thursday (in the even weeks) from 16:00 to 17:00. You are welcome without an appointment.

Consultation hour dates 2024

8 and 22 February
7 and 21 March
4 and 18 April
2, 16 and 30 May
13 and 27 June
11 and 25 July
8 and 22 August
5 and 19 September
3, 17 and 31 October
14 and 28 November
12 December

You can also make an appointment

Our consultation hours by appointment are currently on Monday mornings in Emmen and Wednesday mornings in Assen.

To make an appointment for these consultation hours, please call Sense Noord Nederland at 0900-7367366. They can be reached every workday from between 10:00 and 13:00 and 13:45 and 16:30. They will make sure you are scheduled for the consultation hour with us.


  • The location in Emmen: Boerkemaweg 60, in the Treant Hospital.
  • The location in Assen: Mien Ruysweg 1, GGD location at the fire department.

I prefer to test at home, is that possible?

If you don't want to or can't go to the GP or GGD, do a reliable STI home test. You can get these from:

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Twitter account for sex workers

We share health information weekly on Twitter via the account @sekswerkNoordNL. For example, about consultation hours, Hepatitis B, contraception etc. Follow us!