Sexual health services during COVID 19
Sexual health services and support for young people
Walk-in NHS specialist sexual health clinics have changed, and contraception, emergency contraception and sexually transmitted testing (STI) services are being offered in many different ways. You can find out more on the Getting It On website.
Getting in On website
Young people in South West London aged 13 to 19 can visit 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.
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 clinics (CASH - run by Your Healthcare) by phone: 020 8339 4783, text (monitored Mon-Friday 9am - 5pm on 07781 488019) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is more information on the Getting it on website (opens a new window).
CASH services are also available to people of any age, gender or sexuality, and like KU19, provide all forms of contraception, condoms, STI & HIV testing, chlamydia testing, treatment and follow up, emergency contraception, and pregnancy testing. All services are run from Hollyfield House in Surbiton/ Tolworth
The Wolverton Sexual Health Centre at Kingston Hospital
The Wolverton Centre is a dedicated Sexual Health Clinic open Monday to Friday, and located at Kingston Hospital. The clinic specialises 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.
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,The Point U19 and other clinics , see www.sexualhealthkingston.co.uk (opens a new window)
Telephone Call Centre – 020 8974 9331 – Opening times vary Monday to Friday.
Online STI testing available
For information about sexually transmitted infections and contraception methods visit www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/contraception
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.
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.
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