Camberwell Sexual Health Centre
In spring 2023 new cases of mpox (previously known as monkeypox) were reported across London. The NHS website has further information about mpox symptoms.
If you are concerned you may have symptoms of mpox, do not walk in to the clinic. Please phone and ask to speak to senior clinician for advice.
What we do
We provide a full range of sexual and reproductive health services from the Camberwell Sexual Health Centre.
We offer a walk-in service on a first come, first served basis.
The clinic can be very busy, and we are not always able to see everyone on the day they attend. We recommend that, if possible, you access services online through Sexual Health London before you come to the clinic. Online services include testing for STIs, supply of the contraceptive pill and patch and emergency contraception (the ‘morning after pill’).
When you attend the clinic, you will be assessed (‘triaged’) according to your reason for attending, and offered either an emergency (same day) slot or a routine appointment. We will try and see you on the same day but, if all routine appointments are booked, you will be offered an appointment to come back on another day.
Priority is given to:
- young people (under 18 years old)
- those who need post-exposure prophylaxis
- those who need emergency contraception
- those with severe or urgent symptoms
Our walk-in service provides:
- assessment of sexual health symptoms
- treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- contraception (including coil and implant insertions or removals and Depo injections)
- post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
- pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
- care and support if you have problems with chemsex (using drugs as part of your sex life)
- referral for psychosexual therapy
- 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
We are closed on weekends and bank (public) holidays.
If you need contraception, you can attend our walk-in service or access the oral contraceptive pill or patch online through Sexual Health London.
If you need emergency contraception, you can attend our walk-in service, visit a local pharmacy or order online.
Emergency contraception is most effective when used as soon as possible. There are two types of emergency contraception: the emergency contraception pill (Levonelle or ellaOne) and the intrauterine device (IUD or coil).
You need to take the emergency contraceptive pill within either 3 days (Levonelle) or 5 days (ellaOne) and the IUD (coil) can be fitted up to 5 days after unprotected sex, The IUD (coil) is the most effective at preventing pregnancy.
For more information on emergency contraception see the NHS website.
CliniQ (for trans and non-binary people)
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.
The clinic is on Tuesday evenings from 4pm to 7pm at the Caldecot Centre, King’s College Hospital.
The clinic runs a mixture of walk-in and pre-booked appointments. You can walk into the clinic between 4pm and 5pm. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be seen if you arrive after 5pm.
Pre-booked appointments are available between 5pm and 7pm. These can be booked in advance when you attend the clinic.
For more information on the service visit the CliniQ website
Please note, the Central Booking Service for abortions is no longer available.
You can now choose to have your abortion, and get abortion advice, with either the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Marie Stopes International (MSI) or the National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service (NUPAS)
Abortions are simpler and safer the earlier they are carried out. For more information go to the NHS website.
If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, then please contact The Havens.
What if I am not happy with the service I received
If you have concerns about any aspect of our service, please approach a member of staff in the clinic and they will try to put things right as soon as they can. If you require further help and support you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
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 with coronavirus. For the latest guidance about coronavirus, please visit the GOV.UK website.
Please wear a face covering when you come to the clinic.
Do not pass urine for at least one hour before you attend the clinic.
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.
Ground floor, Camberwell Sexual Health Centre, Camberwell Building, 100 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 5000
Conditions we treat
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.
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
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: [email protected].
Outside of clinic opening hours please bleep the HIV/Sexual Health on-call doctor (bleep 515) via switchboard on 020 3299 9000.
For general enquiries about our clinics and appointments, contact the department on 020 3299 5000 to be put through to the relevant person.
|Sexual health service – referral form for GPs||58 KB|
Key Clinical Staff
|Dr Paula Baraitser||Consultant Sexual and Reproductive Health|
|Dr Michael Brady||Consultant Sexual Health and HIV|
|Dr Usha Kumar||Lead Consultant Reproductive Sexual Health|
|Dr Vivian Iguyovwe||Locum Consultant and Interim Clinical Lead|
|Miss Katherine Lewis||Matron|
|Ms Emily McBrearty||Nurse Practitioner|
|Dr Candice McDonald||Consultant Sexual Health and HIV|
|Dr Nisha Mody||Consultant Sexual Health and HIV|
|Dr Larissa Mulka||Consultant Sexual Health and HIV|
|Dr Killian Quinn||Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV, Clinical Lead for Sexual Health|
|Dr Itty Samuel||Associate Specialist Sexual Health and HIV|
|Mrs Hermione Thompson||Senior Charge Nurse Sexual Health and SHIP Matron in Sexual Health and HIV|