Sexual and reproductive health in Lewisham

Update: 1 March 2021

We are reopening our sexual health clinic at Downham Health and Leisure Centre from Wednesday 3 March 2021.  Please call 020 349 3500 to book an appointment.


Coronavirus: Sexual Health services

We have increased the range of services available for patients but the number of appointments offered will vary daily depending on available staffing.   

All patients will be assessed by telephone triage. 

Please wear a face covering and only attend if you have been triaged (assessed) over the phone and given an appointment in our clinic.  

If you’ve been invited to come in for a face-to-face appointment at one of our clinics you will see we’ve introduced a number of measures to help people ‘stay safe and keep apart’.

We are here to help, please phone us with any questions:  020 3049 3500

If you have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, or you have symptoms yourself, then we ask that you do not attend. 

Self-isolate and visit: for further advice. 

Screening for sexually transmitted infections and testing for STIs can be performed using a home test kit, ordered online via:

We are pleased to have launched a bookable online telephone consultation clinic to discuss implant insertion / removal and coil insertion or replacement (including the emergency coil). Please use the following link to book:  



Our service provides specialist contraception, reproductive and sexual health care to men, women and young people

We provide free and confidential walk-in services for men and women of all ages, including young people and under 16s. Services are available at three sites across Lewisham six days a week.

Services are generally open access walk-in, although appointments are available.

Young people, including under 16s, are welcome at all clinics.

The service provides contraception, as well as testing and treatment for sexual infections.

  • Doors open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the clinic session
  • Clinics may close earlier than the advertised times if very busy
  • We may not be able to provide test results on the same day of testing

Opening times for Lewisham sexual health clinics

** PLEASE READ the Coronavirus update at the top of this page before accessing any of our clinics **

Downham Health and Leisure Centre

This clinic is for the under 25s only

1st Floor
7-9 Moorside Road

Tel: 020 3049 3500


Walk in service:

Wednesday: 3pm–7pm**

Thursday: 3pm–7pm**

Closed: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

The Primary Care Centre

For people of all ages including young people

1st Floor Hawstead Road

Tel: 020 3049 3500

Walk-in service:

Monday: 1pm–7pm**

Tuesday: 1pm–7pm**

Wednesday: 2pm–7pm**

Thursday: 1pm–7pm**


Waldron Health Centre

For people of all ages including young people

Clinic, Suite 8, 2nd Floor, Amersham Vale
SE14 6LD
(Opposite New Cross Station)

Tel: 020 3049 3500



Walk-in service and appointments:

Monday: 10am–4pm for walk-in** and 5pm–7pm for appointments*

Tuesday: 10am–4pm for walk-in** and 5pm–7pm for appointments*

Wednesday: 2pm–7pm for walk-in**

Thursday: 10am–4pm for walk-in** and 5pm–7pm for appointments*

Friday: 8am–2.30pm for walk-in**

Saturday: 9.30am–2pm for walk in**

Closed on Bank Holidays

* Appointments can be made in person or by phone to the clinic on 020 3049 3500 from 10am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm Wednesday. 

Appointments are filled very quickly.

Phone lines divert to our opening times voicemail message when all lines are busy – please redial.

If you have no symptoms and would like a sexual health screening, you can register with Sexual Health London and order a free test kit online that will be delivered discreetly to your home. Alternatively you can pick up a test in clinic.

Slot system – after booking in, you may be asked to return at a later time in the day. This is to help reduce your waiting time in the clinic. Slots are limited and not available for booking by phone, so please arrive early to reserve your place.


Information for young people

We have a dedicated website to inform and empower young people about issues around contraception, sex, relationships, sexual health and related issues. To find out more, visit