Sexual and Reproductive Health in Lewisham

The Sexual and Reproductive Health service provides advice and guidance on sexual health issues to men, women and young people.

Community contraception, sexual and reproductive health services are provided six days a week and are open until 19.00 Monday – Thursday. Services are generally open access walk-in although appointments are available.

Young people are proactively welcomed at all clinics including the under 16's.

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

Essential Information

Location

Four locations across Lewisham (see below)

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Contact

0203 049 3516
www.kisp.org.uk

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What services are available?

We offer an integrated community contraception, sexual health and GUM service including:

  • Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) including IUDs (coils), Mirena (IUS), and implants are available by appointment as well as at walk-in clinics                                                  
  • Tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are available at all clinics
  • Specialist GUM service every day at the Waldron clinic by appointment
  • Services for young people (You’re Welcome accredited services)
  • Pregnancy testing, advice and referral
  • Emergency hormonal contraception:
    • A tablet than can be taken up to 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex to help prevent pregnancy (this will be more effective the sooner it is taken). The tablet is also available from many pharmacies in Lewisham, visit www.kisp.org.uk for a list of pharmacies near you.
    • A tablet (ellaOne) that can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex to help prevent preganancy.
    • An emergency intra uterine device (IUD) which can be used up to five days after unprotected sex to help prevent pregnancy.
  • HIV testing

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

How can I access the service?

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 four sites across Lewisham.

Opening Times for Lewisham Sexual Health Clinics

Downham Health & Leisure Centre

This clinic is for the under 25s only

1st Floor

7-9 Moorside Road
Downham
BR1 5EP

Tel: 0203 049 1825 during opening hours

Tel: 0203 049 3516 at other times

 

Open:

Wednesday: 3–6pm

Thursday: 3-6pm

Closed: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

The Primary Care Centre

For people of all ages including young people

1st Floor Hawstead Road
Catford
SE6 4JH

Tel: 0207 138 1700

Tel: 0203 049 3516 at other times

Open:

Monday: 2–7pm

Tuesday: 2-7pm

Wednesday: 2-7pm

Thursday: 2-7pm

Friday: 2-5pm
 

Sydenham Green Health Centre

This clinic is for the under 25s only

Holmshaw Close
SE26 4TH
(entrance on Sydenham Road)

Tel: 0203 049 2710 during opening hours

Tel: 0203 049 3516 at other times

Open:

Monday: 3–6pm

Tuesday: 3-6pm
 

Closed: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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: 0203 049 3500

Tel: 0203 049 3516 at other times

Office HQ, Suite 10, 3rd Floor

Tel: 0203 049 3516

 

Open:

Monday: 10am-4pm for walk-in services and 5-7pm for appointments which can be booked from 10am on the day*

Tuesday: 10am–4pm for walk-in services and 5-7pm for appointments which can be booked from 10am on the day*
Wednesday: 2–4pm for walk-in services and 5-7pm or appointments which can be booked from 10am on the day*

Thursday: 10am - 1pm for appointments bookable in advance and 2pm - 4pm for walk-in services and 5pm-7pm for appointments bookable on that day*
Friday: 10am–5pm for walk-in appointments
Saturday: 10am–2pm for walk in appointments

* appointments can be made in person or by phone to the clinic 0203 049 3500


Additional Information

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 www.kisp.org.uk.

 

Key Staff

  • Rosie Jackson (Head of Nursing Women's and Sexual Health)
  • Dr Lesley Bacon (Consultant)
  • Dr Eleanor Draeger (Consultant)


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