Sexual health services during COVID 19
Sexual health services and support for young people
Walk-in NHS specialist sexual health clinics in are closed at the moment, but contraception, emergency contraception and sexually transmitted testing services are still being offered in many different ways, starting with a phone call or online options.
Getting in On website
Young people in South West London aged 13 to 19 can also see www.gettingiton.org.uk for a whole range of health and wellbeing advice and services at this time. This includes information about pharmacies which continue to offer free emergency contraception to young people under 25 in Kingston and Richmond.
Online STI testing available
For information about sexually transmitted infections and contraception methods visit www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/contraception
If you are aged under 19, living in Kingston, and need to speak to someone about a sexual health worry, you can contact the KU19 and Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) clinics by phone: 020 8339 4783, text (Mon-Friday 9 - 5 on 07781 488019) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A nurse will speak with you to assess your need. There is more information on the Connected Kingston website (opens a new window)
The Wolverton Sexual Health Centre at Kingston Hospital
Telephone Call Centre – 020 8974 9331 – Opening times: Mon, Thurs, Fri 8am-3.30pm, Tues & Weds 12pm-6.30pm.
Further detailed information about the Point Clinic for young people and all other Wolverton services at this time, can be found on their service website (opens a new window)
↵There are websites where you can search for sexual health services in your area:
The Getting it on website gives advice on:
- sexual health
- sexually transmitted infections - contraceptive
- emergency contraceptive
- LGBTQ questions
The GIO website for 13 to 19 year olds in SW London also provides information and service listings around emotional & mental health issues, drugs & alcohol, relationship problems and lifestyle advice
NHS service finder: Find a sexual health service near you (opens a new window)
Visit Sexual Health South West London website (opens a new window) for a full list of clinics across Wandsworth, Richmond and Merton.
The Wolverton Centre
This is a dedicated Sexual Health Clinic open Monday to Friday. The centre is located on-site at Kingston Hospital. The clinic specializes in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), contraception, HIV, and specialist genitourinary medicine services.
All consultations are confidential, free and no referral is required from your GP.
To attend, telephone 020 8974 9331 to book an appointment or simply drop into one of our walk-in clinics
As part of its provision, the Wolverton runs a friendly and confidential service for Young People aged 18 years and under called The Point, though young people can attend any of the clinics.
It also offers the Connect Service, a relationships and sexual advice service for people of all ages with learning difficulties, including autism, aspergers and ADHD.
For information about service times, walk in and booked clinics, see www.sexualhealthkingston.co.uk (opens a new window)
Contraception & Sexual Health Clinics (CASH)
Community Contraceptive and Sexual Health (CASH) clinics are run by Your Healthcare. Their non-judgemental, free and confidential service welcome all genders, sexualities and age groups. Walk in and appointment services are offered, including:
- Contraception: long acting methods, for example: implants, IUD/IUS (coils), injectables and the pill.
- Emergency contraception
- Sexually transmitted infections and HIV testing
- Pregnancy testing and options
- Treatment for chlamydia infection and follow-up
KU19 health services for young people aged 19 and under
KU19 is Kingston’s free health service for young people aged 19 years and under provided by Your Healthcare CIC.
Young people aged under 19 can also message KU19 on 07781 488019 (text only, Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm) where a nurse will be able to help you
For health advice and information, including advice on sexual health, contact KU19 or drop into one of the KU19 clinics around the borough. No appointment is necessary.
Services available at the clinics include:
- free condoms
- emergency contraception
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screening
- advice and information
- pregnancy testing
You can contact KU19 or drop into one of the KU19 clinics around the borough (you don't need an appointment).
Local pharmacies or chemists
At many pharmacies, you can get:
- free emergency contraception (‘morning after pill’) for those under 25
- chlamydia screening for those under 25
- gonorrhoea screening for those under 25
See a list of pharmacies that offer free testing and emergency contraceptive.
Your doctor or GP surgery
Most GPs offer:
- free contraception for all ages, including long acting reversible contraception (LARC) such as implants and coils
- free Chlamydia testing for 15 to 24 year olds
- free Gonorrhoea testing for 15 to 24 year olds
Some local GP surgeries offer contraception and sexual health services to those not registered with the practice. Please call individual practices to check.
Find a GP near you using:
Spectra work with diverse communities to improve the positive and informed health choices of individuals. Non-judgemental and peer-based services include: health checks, HIV testing, groups (including for trans, non-binary, genderqueer and questioning people), free condoms, counselling and one to one support.
Disrepect Nobody website (opens a new window) has a range on information about consent and different forms of abuse