Sexual health

What we do

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), please do not walk in to our clinics without an appointment.

Where possible we will deal with your issue over the phone or with our online services.

If you need to be seen in person by a doctor or nurse we will arrange this after speaking to you on the phone.

Sexual Health

Contraception

CliniQ (for trans and non-binary people)

  • Book a CliniQ telephone appointment
  • This clinic is only for trans and non-binary people who need sexual health care (STI testing or contraception), hormone injections, hormone blood levels, or a smear test.
  • For information on other CliniQ services, including telephone consultations, contact admin@cliniq.org.uk.

Abortions
If you are a resident of Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham and you are thinking of having an abortion, please call the Central Booking Service on 0345 345 9911.

Sexual Assault
If you’ve been the victim of a sexual assault, then please contact The Havens.

Opening times
We are open strictly for booked appointments only:

  • Monday: 8am to 3.30pm
  • Tuesday: 8am to 3.30pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 5.30pm
  • Friday: 8am to 3.30pm

Do not come to clinic if you have symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have had contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

Please wear a face covering when you come to the clinic.

Preparing for your appointment

If you are given an appointment for a face-to-face consultation, you should not come to clinic if you have symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have had contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

Male patients
Do not pass urine for at least one hour before you attend the clinic.

Chaperones
If you need to be examined you can ask to have a second member of staff (chaperone) present. Please note, due to staff shortages, if no chaperone is available on the day of your appointment, you may need to reschedule your appointment.

If you are having an IUD, IUS (coil) or implant fitted
You must not have risked pregnancy in your current menstrual cycle; that is:

  • no sexual intercourse since your last normal period
  • or, correctly and consistently using a reliable method of contraception. The withdrawal method and diaphragms (caps) are not highly reliable methods of contraception.

If you are having an emergency IUD (coil) fitted
An emergency IUD can be fitted up to 5 days after the first unprotected sex in your menstrual cycle. If you have had unprotected sex more than once since your last period, then an emergency IUD can be fitted up to 5 days after the earliest time you could have released an egg (ovulated).

Having an IUD or IUS (coil) removed or replaced (removal and insertion)
If you want to have an IUD or IUS removed and you are not planning a pregnancy, it is important that you use condoms or do not have sex for seven days before your appointment.

Location

Ground floor, Camberwell Sexual Health Centre, 100 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 5000

Conditions we treat

Self-referrals
We provide a full range of contraception, testing and treatment for STIs, post-exposure prophylaxis and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention. Patients can self-refer to the service. For information on how patients can do this please see the ‘General Information’ page.

We are currently offering telephone consultations, online services, and running an appointment-only service for face-to-face consultations, so please do not ask patients to walk into the clinic.

GP referrals
GPs can refer into our appointment clinics for:

  • persistent or recurrent genital symptoms such as herpes, non-specific urethritis (NSU), vaginal discharge, and prostatitis
  • complex STIs such as syphilis
  • STIs in pregnancy
  • genital dermatoses
  • routine IUD, IUS or implant insertions
  • ultrasound scans for missing IUD or IUS threads, suspected device displacements or expulsions
  • ultrasound guided IUD or IUS insertions or removals
  • ultrasound scans for impalpable or deep implants and ultrasound guided implant removal
  • investigation and management of bleeding problems or pelvic pain in contraceptive users
  • contraceptive advice for patients with complex medical comorbidities or social vulnerabilities.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

Please complete the referral form below and note the results of any investigations already done. Ensure you include the patient’s mobile number on the referral form.

Email a completed referral form to: kch-tr.outpatientofficer@nhs.net.

The patient will be given an appointment for a virtual (telephone) consultation with a specialist. After the virtual consultation they will be booked into a face-to-face appointment for physical examination and / or their procedure.

Emergency Referrals

For emergency referrals or to get advice over the phone, please contact the department on 020 3299 4787 during clinic opening hours.

Outside of clinic opening hours please bleep the HIV/Sexual Health on-call doctor (bleep 515) via switchboard on 020 3299 9000.

Other Queries

For general enquiries about our clinics and appointments, contact the department on 020 3299 5000 to be put through to the relevant person.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Paula Baraitser Consultant, Reproductive & Sexual Health
Dr Michael Brady Consultant Sexual Health and HIV
Ms Louise Gallagher SHIP Nurse Practitioner
Dr Leonor Herrera-Vega Specialty Doctor
Dr Usha Kumar Consultant
Miss Katherine Lewis Matron
Dr Candice McDonald Consultant, GUM/HIV