Camberwell Sexual Health Centre
What we do
We offer a range of ways to use our sexual health services. These include self-testing kits, a walk-in clinic, and appointments. You can also visit the clinic to pick up condoms and pregnancy tests and to get advice.
Clinic opening hours
- Monday: 8am-3pm
- Tuesday: 8am-3pm
- Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
- Thursday: 10am-5pm
- Friday: 10am-5pm
- Weekends and bank (public) holidays: closed
Ways you can use our sexual health services
1: Order a free STI self-testing kits
If you have no symptoms and would like a check-up for sexually transmitted infections (STIs):
- order a free self-test kit from the Sexual Health London website. 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.
- alternatively, come to the Centre to order a self-test kit. You will get your results by text, usually within 3 days.
2: Book an appointment
Appointments slots are released every Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, for the coming week. Use the links below to book onto the right clinic.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. We will try and see you within 30 minutes of your appointment time. If you are more than 5 minutes late, it may not be possible to see you.
STI symptoms and contraception clinic
For people who have symptoms of an STI, or who need contraception other than an implant or coil (Implant clinic and Coil clinic details are below).
For contraceptive implant insertion or removal.
For contraceptive coil insertion or change.
For men who have sex with men.
Repeat pill or depo clinic
For women who are already taking the pill or using the contraception injection (depo).
3: Walk-in service
Alternatively you can use the walk-in service and we will assess the most appropriate way for you to get what you need. Our walk-in clinic can be very busy and you can expect to wait at least 2 hours to be seen. We recommend you book an appointment or order a test kit where possible, and only use the walk-in service for urgent problems.
If you come to the walk-in service, a member of staff will discuss with you why you have come in and then either direct you to the self-testing service, offer you a slot in the walk-in clinic, or book you an appointment.
What we offer
- Information, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, herpes, warts, hepatitis and HIV
- Contraception, including emergency contraception
- Pregnancy testing
- Information about and referral for abortion
- Testing for bacterial vaginosis and thrush (candida)
- Free condoms
- Post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure (PEPSE) for HIV
- Rapid (same-day) HIV testing.
For more information about a wide range of sexual health issues, visit www.fpa.org.uk and search for: leaflet and booklet downloads.
Preparing for 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 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.
Do not pass urine for at least one hour before you attend the clinic.
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.
If you need to be examined you can ask to have a second member of staff (chaperone) present.
Ground floor, Camberwell Building, 94-104 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
- Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 5000
Conditions we treat
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.
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
Email a completed referral form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:
Key Clinical Staff
|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|