Sexual health and HIV services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Update: November 2020
Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions there are changes to the usual service we provide and we are unable to run our walk in clinics.
STI symptoms and screening
If you have symptoms of an STI please call us on 020 8836 6969 (option 6) or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance
If you do not have symptoms and want a routine STI screen please go online and order a home test kit. There are different links for different boroughs:
- For Greenwich borough residents: https://www.greenwichsexualhealth.org/home_sti_kits/
- For Bexley borough residents: https://www.bexleysexualhealth.org/home_sti_kits/
- If you live in any other London borough https://www.shl.uk/
Sexual health advice
If you are in need of any other advice relating to sexual health and HIV please call us on 020 8836 6969 (option 6).
We do not offer contraception services, for this please contact The Waldron Health Centre at New Cross on 020 3049 3500 or Market Street Health Centre in Woolwich on 020 8301 8920.
The Trafalgar Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital provides an expert service for complex sexual health and HIV. You may be referred here by your GP or other sexual health service.
Our screening and treatment for sexually transmissible infections and HIV is free of charge and available to those who need it, regardless of address. There is no upper age limit. The Trafalgar Clinic has a ‘fast track’ service for young people under the age of 16.
|West entrance, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road, Woolwich, London SE18 4QH|
T: 020 8836 6969
Clinic opening times
The Trafalgar Clinic operates a referral-only service for Greenwich residents with certain conditions. Appointments for referred patients are available Monday to Friday, including one evening. Once we have received a referral, we will aim to contact you and offer you an appointment within 24 to 48 hours.
If you live in a borough other than Greenwich, the Trafalgar Clinic may be able to see you without a referral, but please call 0208 836 6969 to check.
The clinic reception opens at 8.15am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 1pm on Wednesday.
We are closed on weekends and bank holidays
For more information on community services available to Greenwich residents, please visit: www.greenwichsexualhealth.org
What services do we provide?
- Screening and treatment for:
- Non-specific urethritis
- Genital warts
- HIV care and services – by appointment only
- Emergency HIV care – via telephone advice in the first instance
- Inpatient HIV care on a dedicated HIV ward at QEH
- Same day HIV testing – available two days per week
- Viral hepatitis testing for at-risk patients
- Free condoms, lubricant, dental dams and femidoms to clinic patients
- Post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure (PEPSE)
- Genital dermatology care and advice
- Contraceptive and safer sex advice, plus condom advice
- Emergency hormonal contraception
- Sexual health advice and signposting following sexual assault.
If you have had an accident with a condom or forgotten to use one you might get pregnant. There is a single pill called the emergency contraceptive that helps prevent this. It works best if taken within a few hours but still works up to three days after the accident. It is very safe and doesn't usually make you feel ill.
We understand that visiting Trafalgar Clinic can be a daunting and sometimes a difficult experience. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible in our care. Please see this page with more information on what to expect.