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City and Hackney Young People’s Services (CHYPS) Plus provides confidential child-centred, clinical and treatment services for young people aged 11 to 19 years.  It also provides services for young people of up to 25 years with additional special needs, for example:

  • Refugees, asylum seeking young people
  • Teenage parents or the children of teenage parents
  • Children and young people in Care
  • Those living with mental health problems or those at risk
  • Young people living with special education needs or physical or learning disabilities
  • Young people with long term medical conditions like those living with HIV or AIDS
  • Young people in contact with the youth justice system or those at risk
  • LGBTQ young people

Services are aimed improving the health and wellbeing of young people living, working or in education in Hackney and the City. CHYPS Plus prioritises preventative services by increasing young people’s health knowledge and helping build their self-esteem and resilience in order for them to manage their own health and wellbeing either independently or with support.

Our services
CHYPS Plus provides a number of services in order to meet the physical, social and emotional health needs of young people, including:

  • The emergency contraceptive pill and IUD
  • Contraceptive pills and patches, contraceptive implants, contraceptive injections and coils.
  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections; Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, Trichomoniasis, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B.
  • Treatment of sexually transmitted infections like Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, Trichomoniasis, genital herpes and genital warts.
  • Promotion and delivery of hepatitis B vaccination, with a particular focus on key target groups
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Advice and support with pregnancy
  • Abortion referrals including pre and post abortion support
  • Registration on the C-Card scheme
  • Supply of male and female condoms and dams, and lubricant as part of the C-Card scheme (repeats)
  • Smoking cessation
  • Assessment and referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAHMS) services  
  • Assessment and referral to weight management services 

How to access our services
Young people can self-refer to our services, including by walking into one of our clinics. Referrals can also be made by family and other services such as the following:

  • GPs 
  • Teachers 
  • Youth workers
  • Hospital Services 
  • Voluntary Sector Services

Referrals can made be via telephone or by your GP via The Electronic Referral Service (e-RS). This is Homerton's preferred method of receiving referrals.  

How to find us
Our services are delivered in youth friendly sites across Hackney and The City, where young people are.

Our main base is at CHYPS Plus the house:
Lower Clapton Health Centre
36 Lower Clapton Rd
London
E5 0PD
Tel: 020 7683 4070
Email: chyps.plus@nhs.net


Opening hours at The House
The service is available Monday to Saturday.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

12.00 - 18.00

Drop in clinic

(No appointment necessary)

12.00 - 18.00

Drop in clinic

(No appointment necessary)

13.30 - 19.00

Drop in clinic

(No appointment necessary)

12.00 - 18.00

Drop in clinic

(No appointment necessary)

12.00 - 18.00

Drop in clinic

(No appointment necessary)

12.00 - 16.00

Drop in clinic

(No appointment necessary)

Services are delivered at various youth hubs as follows:

The Young Hackney Hubs

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday  

Thursday

6 to 8.30pm

The Edge

5 to 8.00pm

Stoke Newington

  6:30 to 8.30pm  

Forest Road

6 to 9 pm

Concorde Centre

Woodberry Down,
Woodberry Grove


N4 1SN

Chaucer Court


N16 8TS

Forest Road


E8 3BY

Kingsmead Way


E9 5QG

Youth Offending Service Clinic
In order to meet the health needs of young people in the youth justice system, we will also be running a dedicated clinical service every Tuesday between 10 am and 5 pm.  This will take place at the Youth Offending service (275 Mare Street E8 1GR).

Health Education and Outreach services:
Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) providing sex and relationships education, sessions on puberty, healthy eating in schools and alternative youth settings, will now be delivered by the Young Hackney CYPS Health and Wellbeing Team across Hackney and The City. 

How to contact us
Website: http://www.chypsplus.nhs.uk
Key contacts:
Reception: 020 7683 4070
Rosemary Gordon
CHYPS Plus Service Manager
020 7683 4070

Division for Children Service’s, Outpatients and Diagnostic’s
0208 510 7843

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