Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Sexual Health

Hospital sexual health clinic

The sexual health clinic at Croydon University Hospital provides a fully comprehensive sexual health outpatients service, offering open access ‘Walk-in’ clinics every weekday as well as options for pre-booking.

The sexual health clinic has its own dedicated entrance on the London Road. Specialist services include:

The Point

  • Tuesdays - 3pm-5.45pm
  • Walk-in service for 18 year olds and under

HIV services (Heath Clinic)

The HIV team manages a cohort of about 700 HIV positive patients including the facility for inpatient care. We offer point-of-care HIV testing with results in 15 minutes.

Community contraception and sexual health

The service operates a walk-in and wait service providing contraception advice and supplies as well as sexual health advice. There are also specialist clinics available on an appointment basis.

The Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) service is based at the Edridge Road Community Health Centre on Edridge Road. Services are also available at our outreach clinic at Parkway Health Centre.

  • Condoms
  • Oral contraception – combined oral pill and progestogen  only pill
  • Sub dermal Implant – insertion and removal
  • IUD / IUS (coil) – insertion and removal
  • Injectable methods of contraception

Other services include –

  • Chlamydia testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Abortion advice/referral
  • Natural family planning – by referral only
  • Domiciliary service for young people and those who have difficulty in accessing the clinics 
  • Psych-sexual counselling  - by referral and appointment

We aim to make waiting times as short as possible. You should allow at least one hour for your visit. At busy times this might take longer.

Clinics

Contraception and Sexual Health services are ‘walk in’ at the following times (unless specified as ‘by appointment’ only)

Free supplies of a range of contraceptives, including emergency contraception and condoms are available.

Clinics at Edridge Road Community Health Centre

Impact House

2 Edridge Road

Croydon CR9 1PJ

  • Mondays – 11 – 7pm. All age groups

  • Tuesdays – 11 – 7pm. Walk in long acting reversible contraception clinic for 25 years and under.

  • Wednesdays – 12noon – 7pm. All age groups

  • Thursdays – 11 – 7pm. Walk in long acting reversible contraception clinic for 25 years and under.

  • Fridays – 11 – 5pm. All ages until 3pm. Please note 3.30 – 5.00pm reserved for 25 years and under.

  • Saturdays – 10 – 12.30pm. Walk in any age group. LARC (SDI only) 25 years and under.
       *SDI – Subdermal Implants fittings only. 

Specialist clinics at Edridge Road by appointment only

Free supplies of contraceptives including condoms, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing for people aged 15 to 24 only.

Implant Clinic

  • Implant Clinic – Please ring for availability

Free supplies of contraceptives including condoms, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing for people aged 15 to 24 only.

Consultations are required prior to having an implant fitted or removed. Once you have had your consultation, we are then able to arrange your implant removal or fitting for you.

Psychosexual Clinic

  • Wednesday and Friday - by referral to Mylene Williams 020 8714 2879

Natural Family Planning

  • by referral to Sue Simmons 020 8714 2861

Appointments

Croydon University Hospital Sexual Health Clinic

Can I pre-book an appointment?

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am you can book an appointment to be seen later the same day by calling 020 8401 3002

How long do I have to wait if I just walk-in?

We aim to make your waiting time as short as possible. Please allow at least one hour for your visit, at busy times it may take longer. If you cannot wait, please speak to a member of staff who will let you know what options you have.

What are the options if I need advice after the clinic is closed?

If the clinic is closed and you need to be seen urgently, you can:

  • Contact your GP or call NHS Direct 0845 46 47
  • Go to the Accident and Emergency department at Croydon University Hospital (Mayday Road entrance)

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

Call

  • STI service - 0208 401 3002
  • HIV service - 020 8401 3648

Contraception and Sexual Health Service (CASH)

What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet?

Contact either the person who made the referral on the CASH reception on 020 8714 2861.

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

Please contact the telephone number on the appointment letter or the CASH reception on 020 8714 2861.

What time should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time. 

 

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Important information for all patients and visitors

Visitors Guide

Outpatient Guide

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