Your visit

We run four sexual health clinics in Hackney and the City of London.

Consultation rooms at 80 Leadenhall Street sexual health clinic

We aim to see people within 20 minutes of their pre-booked appointment time. However, due to the nature of our service this isn’t always possible – please speak to the reception team on arrival to see if there are any delays in clinic.

Our clinics and opening hours

Find sexual health clinics - click the links for maps

Clifden Centre at Homerton (Sexual Health)

Clifden Centre
Homerton University Hospital
E9 6SR

Tel No: 020 8510 5158

Mon 9.00am-6.30pm
Tues 9.00am-3.30pm
Wed 12.00pm-6.30pm
Thurs 9.00am-3.30pm
Fri 9.00am-3.30pm

Weekend clinic - booked appointments
Sat 10.00am-3.00pm

Specialist clinic for men who have sex with men
Thurs 5.00pm-7.00pm

Open Doors clinic for sex workers
Thurs 1.30pm-3.30pm

Booked appointments for coil and implant fittings happen throughout the week

80 Leadenhall Street (Sexual Health)

80 Leadenhall Street

Tel No: 020 3738 8098

Booked appointments
Mon 9.00am-4.00pm
Tues 9.00am-4.00pm
Wed 12.00pm-7.00pm
Thurs 9.00am-4.00pm
Fri 9.00am-4.00pm

Closed weekends

Ivy Centre in Hoxton (Sexual Health)

Ivy Centre
St Leonards
Nuttall Street
N1 5LZ

Tel No: 020 7683 4525

Booked appointments
Mon 9.00am-7.00pm
Tues 9.00am-4.00pm
Wed 1.00pm-4.00pm
Thurs 9.00am-4.00pm
Fri 9.00am-4.00pm

Closed weekends

John Scott at Green Lanes (Sexual Health)

John Scott Health Centre
Green Lanes
N4 2NU

Tel No: 020 7683 4708

Mon 9.00am-12.00pm
Tues 9.00am-12.00pm
Wed 12.30pm-3.30pm
Thurs 9.00am-12.00pm
Fri 9.00am-12.00pm

Booked appointments
Mon 1.30pm-4.00pm
Tues 1.30pm-4.00pm
Thurs 1.30pm-4.00pm
Fri 1.30pm-4.00pm

Closed weekends


If you have noticed something wrong

If something is bothering you, a trained doctor or nurse will see you to assess your symptoms.

A healthcare assistant may do your routine tests while you wait.
This helps to speed up your consultation with the doctor or nurse and will not add to your waiting time.

Routine tests include:

  • A blood test (for HIV and syphilis)
  • A urine sample and/or swab (for chlamydia and gonorrhoea)

If you would prefer to see a doctor or nurse of the same gender as you, then please ask at reception. You may have to wait a bit longer. Occasionally this may not be possible.

The doctor or nurse will need to ask questions about what is wrong. This might include questions about your recent sexual partners, and your health in general. Some of the questions are very personal. We therefore use professional interpreters if necessary and not family members or friends.

The doctor or nurse may need to examine you and take extra tests. They will explain anything they need to do. If you do not understand anything during the discussion or examination, please ask.

You can have a chaperone to support you and make you feel comfortable during an examination.

Chaperone policy

Please be aware the doctors and nurses may be any gender on the day of your contraception fitting. If you would like to request a clinician with the same gender as yourself, call reception to book your appointment. Online bookings are not as flexible, so phone bookings are advised. Unforeseen circumstances may mean we are not able to accommodate your request on the day.

You can also have a chaperone to support you and make you feel comfortable during an examination.

If you have any other needs during your visit to us, please let any member of staff know.

HIV testing is a standard part of a sexual health check-up

It is always better to know your HIV status

HIV is a treatable infection - effective treatment keeps people living with HIV well, and means that HIV cannot be passed on to their sexual partners too. HIV treatment is so good, that there is now no difference in life expectancy between people living with HIV and people who are HIV negative.

We test for HIV using a blood test

Many people believe they have been tested for HIV because they have had blood tests for other things. However, unless you were specifically told that a HIV test was included then it is likely this was not tested. In any case, there is no harm in repeating the test with your check-up.

The HIV blood test has a 'window period' of 45 days

This means if someone acquired HIV less than 45 days before the test, it might not be detected even though they have HIV infection.

If you are having a check-up and have not tested for HIV recently, it is still worth having the test even if you are in the 'window period' - but we may advise you to repeat the test after the 'window period' to be sure.

Getting your results

To listen to your results, call our automated number:

020 8510 5948

You will need your unique clinic number.

Most test results are returned after three working days.
Some tests (such as for Herpes or Mycoplasma) may take longer.