Camberwell Sexual Health Centre

What we do

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

We are running a telephone triage service with emergency appointments as required.

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.

Contraception

To order contraceptive pills, patches or rings online:

If you need emergency contraception you can visit your local pharmacy (find more pharmacy information for Lambeth residents and Southwark residents), visit the Sexual Health London website, or use our emergency service.

Book a telephone appointment if you:

  • need an IUD fitted for emergency contraception
  • need the emergency contraceptive pill
  • are having symptoms which you think are related to your method of contraception (for example, implant, IUD (‘coil’), pills)

We are not offering appointments at present for routine implant insertions, IUD insertions or the depot injection. We will update this information when we resume our routine implant/IUD service. For information about alternative contraception while waiting for our appointments to open up, please visit the Sexual Health London website.

Sexual health

Order a home testing kit if you have no symptoms or mild symptoms such as burning when you pee.

Book a telephone call back appointment if:

  • you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infections such as penile or vaginal discharge
  • you have a flare up of genital herpes
  • you have been sexually assaulted
  • you have learning difficulties
  • you are 17 or younger
  • you have lower abdominal pain or pain/swelling of my testicles

If you want to start or continue Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), if possible, we’ll deal with your issue on the phone. If you require Post-Exposure prophylaxis then please attend the clinic as an emergency.

CliniQ (for trans and non-binary people)

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

Abortions

  • If you live in Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham and you are thinking of having an abortion, please call the Central Booking Service on 0345 345 9911.
  • If you live in another borough please contact your local sexual health service or GP. For more information go the NHS website.

Sexual assault

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, then please contact The Havens on 020 3299 6900.

Opening hours:
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

Preparing for your appointment

Do not come to the clinic if you have symptoms of coronavirus or if you may have come into contact with someone in coronavirus. For the latest guidance about coronavirus, please visit the GOV.UK website.

You must wear a face covering when you come to the clinic.

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 or 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
If you want to have an IUD or IUS removed or replaced 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 face-to-face consultations, via booked appointments and limited walk-in service for emergencies.

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

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
Ms Emily McBrearty Nurse Practitioner
Dr Candice McDonald Consultant, GUM/HIV
Dr Larissa Mulka Locum Consultant
Dr Killian Quinn Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV, Clinical Lead for Sexual Health
Dr Verity Sullivan Consultant Physician