Sexual health

We provide free and confidential sexual health services across four sites in the boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich. 

 

Services offered

Our sexual health clinics are dedicated to testing and treating a wide range of sexual health conditions led by specialist medical teams. Services offered include:

  • Tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Genital warts treatment including cryotherapy
  • HIV testing
  • Services for young people
  • Emergency hormonal contraception
  • PEP (post exposure prophylaxis)
  • PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis)
  • Vaccinations
  • Genital skin care and advice (Trafalgar Clinic only)

Please note we do not offer cervical smears – please contact your GP if you need to have this done.

 

 

Clinics in Lewisham

Lewisham Sexual Health Services run from the three sites below.

 

Waldron Health Centre (New Cross)

  • Address: Suite 8, 2nd Floor, Amersham Vale, London, SE14 6LD
  • Telephone: 020 3049 3500

 

Hawstead Road (Catford)

  • Address: 1st Floor Hawstead Road, Catford, SE6 4JH
  • Telephone: 020 3049 3500

 

Downham Health and Leisure Centre (Downham)

  • Address: 7-9 Moorside Road, Downham, BR1 5EP
  • Telephone: 020 3049 3500

This clinic is for under 25s only.

 

 

Clinics in Greenwich

Trafalgar Clinic

  • Address: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woolwich), West Entrance, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich SE18 4QH
  • Telephone: 020 8836 6969
  • Email:  Lg.trafalgarpatientQEH@nhs.net

This clinic is for people of all ages.

 

 

Accessing our clinics

You can access our services no matter how old or young you are. Please telephone us on the numbers above to book an appointment. 

 

 

Emergency contraception

There are options available if you are at risk of pregnancy. See our contraception page for more information.

 

 

PEP (post exposure prophylaxis)

If you think you have been exposed to HIV, you can go to your local Emergency Department for advice. Depending on the level of risk they may offer a course of medication called PEP (sometimes called PEPSE) which is a combination of HIV medicines that can lower the risk of infection. It can be used after the event if you have been at a high risk of HIV infection. It needs to be started within 72 hours (three days) but ideally within 24 hours. The Emergency Department will provide you with a 5 day pack then refer you to one of our clinics to further testing and treatment. See our PrEP/PEP page for more information.

 

PrEP (Pre exposure prophylaxis)

PrEP is a combination of HIV medicines taken by HIV-negative people before and after sex that reduces the risk of getting HIV. Taking PrEP before being exposed to HIV means there’s enough medicine inside you to block HIV if it gets into your body. See our PrEP/PEP page for more information.

 


Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

If you do not have symptoms

If you do not have any symptoms and want a routine STI screen please go online and order a free, discreet home test kit delivered to your door. This is an easy and convenient way to test for a range of STIs. You just need to:

  • Register your details at one of the below websites and answer a few questions about what type of sex you are having
  • Order your test kit. It will be sent to you quickly and discreetly (there will be no identifying marks or logos on the packaging)
  • Take your samples and place it all back in the box, seal it up and pop it in your nearest post box as soon as you can. The results will be sent to you in via the option you chose when registering ie text message or email.

Order your free test kit

If you receive a positive result, do not panic. The company who process the home testing kits will advise you on what to do next or you can call your nearest clinic using the contact details on this page. 

 

If you have symptoms

If you have symptoms of any STI, or you are unsure whether you have symptoms, please call us to discuss your testing and treatment options.

For information on sexually transmitted infections including symptoms and treatment please visit the NHS website.


 

Further information and support

  • Brook.org.uk has information for young people about STIs
  • Pitstop PLUS offers tailored information for men who have sex with men.