Camberwell Sexual Health Centre

What we do

Although we have had to adjust because of coronavirus (COVID-19), our sexual health services are here for you.

Contraception

To order contraceptive pills, patches or rings online:

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

Book an appointment:

  • here if you would like a coil (intrauterine device) inserted or replaced
  • here if you would like an implant inserted, removed or replaced
  • here if you need a contraceptive (Depo) injection, a diaphragm fitting, a coil check or removal, contraceptive advice, to discuss problems with current contraception or plan a pregnancy

Sexual health

To order a home STI testing kit (if you have no symptoms or mild symptoms such as burning when you pee):

Book an appointment here if:

  • you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infections such as penile or vaginal discharge
  • you have noticed a rash or lumps/bumps around your genitals
  • you are worried about your sex life, relationships or drug use and want to access our wellbeing services
  • you have a flare up of genital herpes

Our walk-in service can be used if you:

  • have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours
  • have had sex in the last 120 hours and need emergency contraception
  • have been sexually assaulted or are feeling unsafe
  • have learning difficulties
  • are 17 or younger
  • have lower abdominal pain or pain/swelling of my testicles
  • have painful genital ulcers, blisters or cuts

If you walk in without an appointment, you will be placed into a queuing system to return when a doctor or nurse is available to see you. We cannot guarantee how long your wait will be. Walk-in times are below. At particularly busy times, we may need to close walk-in early.

  • 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

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

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.

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.

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 the 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 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