Camberwell Sexual Health Centre

What we do

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we will be offering face to face consultations to a very limited number of people with the most urgent sexual or reproductive health needs. This page covers how you can access sexual health services online or over the phone.

You should not walk in without an appointment unless you need emergency PEP (post exposure prophylaxis). See the PEP information below.

Please go to the gov.uk website for the most current government advice on the outbreak

Sexual heath screening if you have no symptoms
If you have no symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and need a check up only, please visit the Sexual Health London website for a home testing kit.

The kit will be delivered discreetly to your home and you will get your results within 4 days. This service is available to residents of most London boroughs, including Southwark and Lambeth. See the Sexual Health London website for full details.

If you have an STI, or STI symptoms, or have had contact with someone with an STI
Please request a telephone call back through the phone consultation booking page and a clinician will phone you at the allocated time.

If the clinician decides you need to be seen face to face, an appointment will be booked for you to come into the clinic.

If you are asked to attend the clinic, you should not come if you develop symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have had contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

Contraceptive pill prescriptions
If you live in Lambeth or Southwark and need a supply of hormonal contraception (COC/POP), visit the SH:24 website
If you live in another borough please contact your local sexual health service or GP.

IUD (coil) or Implant insertions
No routine appointments will be available during the coronavirus outbreak. If you wish to talk a clinician, request a telephone call back through the phone consultation booking page and a clinician will phone you at the allocated time.

Emergency hormonal contraception (morning after pill)
Visit your local pharmacy. See emergency contraception advice for:

PEP (post exposure prophylaxis)
Please walk in within 72 hours of exposure. Currently you can walk-in 9am-5pm, although timings are subject to change. Call 020 3299 5000 for the latest opening time information.

PrEP prescription
First please complete your sexual health testing by ordering a home testing kit.
When you have received your results, request a telephone call back through the phone consultation booking page and a clinician will phone you at the allocated time.

Vaccinations for Hepatitis B (HBV) and human papilloma virus
No patients will be seen for vaccines during the coronavirus outbreak. When the outbreak has been declared over please contact us.

Rainbow clinic for gay men
The rainbow clinic is currently cancelled until further notice. If you need a routine sexual health check up, please order a home testing kit.

If you think you have symptoms which you believe are related to an STI, book a telephone call back through the phone consultation booking page and a clinician will phone you at the allocated time.

Nurse-led appointments
Nurse-led appointments are currently cancelled until further notice.

CliniQ at King’s
CliniQ is closed until further notice. You can request a telephone call back by booking through CliniQ clinic.

For more information or advice please contact: admin@cliniq.org.uk.

Preparing for your appointment

If you are asked to attend the clinic, you should not come if you develop symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have had contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

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 used 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 five days after unprotected sex. You can have it fitted at any time in your menstrual cycle provided this is the only unprotected sex you have had since your last period. If you have had unprotected sex more than once since your last period, then an emergency IUD can be fitted up to five days after the earliest time you could have released an egg (ovulation).

Having an IUD or IUS (coil) removed
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.

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

Childcare
If you are going to have a procedure during your appointment and you have small children with you, please bring someone along who can look after them.

Chaperone
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.

Location

Ground floor, Camberwell Building, 94-104 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

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

Conditions we treat

Self-referrals
We see self-referred patients for:

  • all methods of contraception, except patches
  • emergency contraception
  • free condoms
  • testing and treatment for STIs
  • HIV testing (including rapid, same-day testing)
  • pregnancy testing
  • abortion information and referral
  • post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure (PEPSE) for HIV
  • assessment following sexual assault via The Haven.

GP referrals
GPs can refer into appointment clinics for:

  • complex contraceptive problems, IUD/IUS
  • ultrasound scans for missing IUD/IUS threads
  • management of bleeding problems relating to contraception
  • sterilisation counselling
  • persistent or recurrent genital symptoms such as herpes, non-specific urethritis (NSU), vaginal discharge and prostatitis
  • complex STIs such as syphilis and genital dermatitis.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

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

Emergency Referrals

For emergency referrals, contact the department on 020 3299 5000 to be put through to the relevant person.

Or bleep the HIV/Sexual Health on-call doctor via switchboard on 020 3299 9000.

Other Queries

For general enquiries about our walk-in 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
Mx Charlene Crossett Nurse Practitioner
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