Our sexual health services are still here for you, but we have had to change the way we do things because of coronavirus

Services available include STI treatment, PrEP / PEP, and contraception (including long-acting methods like the implant and IUD)

We regret that at the moment we are not able to provide vaccinations or treatment for genital warts. We will update the website when these treatments start again.

You can test for STIs at home by ordering a test kit online

Link to order home testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV from Sexual Health London

You can also get contraception from your GP
If you are registered with a GP in Hackney, you can even get your coil or implant fitted at a GP surgery near you. Contact your GP for more details.

To ensure social distancing, we are unable to operate a walk-in clinic at the moment. Access to our clinics is via a telephone assessment first. We are able to sort out many issues by phone consultation, but if you need to come in we can arrange an appointment at the Clifden Centre, Homerton University Hospital.

You may find the following information useful before you call:

Contraception    PrEP    HIV care

Quick guide to getting sexual health advice


Call us - 020 7683 4103

Phone lines are open from 9.00am-3.00pm
You will be asked to 'Press 1 or 2 to speak to a receptionist'.
Select either number. If you do not get through, please try again using the other option.


A receptionist will take your details, and add you to the queue for a telephone consultation


A doctor or nurse will call you back as soon as possible
We will assess what you need over the phone and advise you what to do next.


We might advise you to order an STI testing kit online
Visit www.shl.uk where you can register and request a kit to be sent to you


We might advise you to attend one of our clinics to see us, or to collect medication

To help us maintain safe distancing, please attend on your own. You will be asked to clean your hands, check your temperature, and put on a face mask before entering.
From Monday 9 November 2020, you will only be able to enter Homerton Hospital from the main entrance on Homerton Row.
There may be people waiting outside the the clinic, but please report to the clinic doors and press the buzzer to let the reception know you have an appointment. Occasionally you may be asked to wait outside. We recommend bringing an umbrella or water resistant coat, in case of rain.


Please do not attend the clinic if you or anyone you live with has a high temperature, new persistent cough, or a change in your sense of smell/taste – or if you have been advised to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace. If you are unwell call NHS 111.

Give us your feedback to help us plan how we re-introduce our services

Information about appointments, medication and advice for people living with HIV

A&E services are under extreme pressure at the moment. Please keep A&E for emergencies only.