A-Z of Services

Sexual Health Services

  • Address: Croydon Sexual Health Centre,  Croydon University Hospital,  530 London Road, Croydon, CR7 7YE
  • Reception phone number: 020 8401 3002

About the service


New early morning implant clinic 

From Monday 8th October we will be opening a new early morning implant clinic for insertions and removals. There will be slots available at 08:00 and 08:30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at the Heath clinic (back of the centre). To book your appointment call 020 8401 3761 or 020 8401 3002.        


The Croydon Sexual Health Centre is based at Croydon University Hospital

It provides a free, comprehensive and confidential sexual health service including:

  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI's)
  • Condoms
  • Treatment of other genital infections
  • HIV testing
  • All contraception methods including pills, implants , coils and injections.
  • Treatment following sexual exposure to HIV (PEPSE)
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy test
  • Abortion advice and referral
  • Specialist clinic for young people 18 years and under (The Point Tues PM)
  • Tests results via text

Walk-in clinics

No appointment needed - just walk in and wait to be seen

Opening hours
  Registration begins Clinic starts Last registration Services offered
Monday 8.30am 9am 5.30pm Contraception & sexual health
Tuesday 8.30am 9am  12pm Contraception & sexual health
Tuesday 3.30pm 3.30pm 5.30pm Contraception & sexual health for young people only (18 and under)
Wednesday 10.30am 11am 5.30pm Contraception & sexual health
Thursday 8.30am 9am 5.30pm Contraception & sexual health
Friday 8.30am 9am 4pm Contraception & sexual health
Saturday 9.45am 9.45am 12.30pm Contraception only
  The service is closed during Bank Holidays      
  • Please note: We are a walk in and wait service and you should allow at least two hours for your visit. At busy times this might take longer. During high demand for our walk in service we may have to close the clinic earlier than the times stated above. Admission is therefore not guaranteed, however our reception team will endeavour to offer you alternative options for you to be seen. If you are arriving late in the day please call 0208 401 3002 to ensure we are able to see you.

The POINT

The POINT is a clinic for specifically for young people (18 or under) only. It is open for walk in appointments on Tuesday afternoons between 3.30pm and 5.30pm

Appointment clinics

On three days a week, you can call 020 8401 3002 and you may be able to get an appointment for that same day.

Mondays - 8.30 am

Wednesdays - 10.30 am

Thursdays - 8.30 am

Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time. 

If you need to make changes or cancel your appointment please call the number on your appointment letter or contact our reception on 020 8401 3002.

 

What if you can’t wait?

Please speak to a member of staff who will advise you of your options

 

What if we are closed and you need to be seen urgently? 

You can:

Contact your GP

Call 111 NHS emergency and Urgent Care Services (replaces NHS Direct)

If it's is an emergency you can go to the Emergency Department at Croydon University Hospital (Woodcroft Road entrance)

 

HIV services 

The HIV team at the Heath Clinic manages a cohort of over 900 HIV positive patients including the facility for inpatient care. For more information please call 0208 401 3648.

 

Specialist clinics

IUD appointment clinic

Monday         11am – 2pm

Tuesday         9am - 12pm

Wednesday    10:30am - 1:30pm  &  2pm - 5pm

Thursday        10am - 12pm  

Please note that a pre-IUD consultation will be required in the walk in clinic before booking an appointment, please call 0208 401 3761 for further details.

Early morning Implant clinic

  • Monday 8am – 10am
  • Tuesday 8am – 10am
  • Thursday 8am – 10am
  • Please call 0208 401 3761 or 0208 401 3002 to book an appointment.  

                                                                    

Other services provided

Young persons specialist nurse available

Natural family planning

Complex contraception

 

Referral clinics

Domiciliary Contraception Service is only available to Croydon Residents aged 25 years or under, others should be signposted to an appropriate service. Contact our nurse on 07773976488 or email ch-tr.youngpersonsoutreach@nhs.net

IUD Clinic

Previously failed IUD/IUS insertion or removal, and deep subdermal implants - please email ch-tr.sexualhealth@nhs.net, attaching scan results where appropriate.

Psychosexual counselling

We offer a psychosexual counselling service for a range of sexual issues such as trauma, pain, ejaculation, orgasm and erection issues. Please ask your GP to email a referral to ch-tr.sexualhealth@nhs.net

 

Chlamydia screening test

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK. It is most common in men and women under 25. Most people who have it do not have symptoms.

The bacteria that causes chlamydia is found in the semen, vaginal fluids and throat of people who have the infection. Chlamydia is easily passed from one person to another through unprotected sex (not using a condom).

Any form of unprotected sex can put you at risk of catching chlamydia, including oral sex (but not simply kissing).

If you are aged between 15 - 25 years old, you can request a free Chlamydia self testing kit. Please complete this short form to access it. 

Why is chlamydia a problem? 

If chlamydia is not treated it can cause pain in the pelvis, infertility (being unable to have children) and ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in the fallopian tubes). The risk is increased if you get the infection again and again.

Even if you don’t have symptoms of chlamydia infection you can still pass the infection on to others. 

Typical symptoms include:

  • unusual vaginal discharge
  • pain when peeing or having sex
  • bleeding after sex or between periods
  • pelvic pain (pain in the lower part of the stomach) or painful testicles

If you have any of these symptoms you should see a health professional, even if you have tested negative for chlamydia as you may have a different infection.

How do I test for Chlamydia?

Patients aged 15-24 can ask their local Pharmacy/GP within the Croydon area for a free Chlamydia test kit. You can also fill in this form.

Chlamydia test kit request


The pack includes a test kit and instructions. You simply do a self-taken vaginal swab or a urine sample. This sample will also be tested for gonorrhoea. This is also a treatable infection like chlamydia.

If you want to have the test you will have to complete the Test Form in the pack. We ask for your address and mobile number on the form so that we can contact you with your results. We will not share your personal contact details with anyone else.

How do I get my result?

You will get your result (negative or positive) by text message within 14 days of sending away the test. If your test comes back positive (showing infection) you will be asked to attend the Sexual Health Centre on the Croydon Hospital site, London Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 & 7YE.

These infections can be treated with antibiotics. If your test shows you are positive the people you have had sex with recently will also need to be tested and/or treated.

If you do not receive a text message after 14 days, then please contact us on 0208 401 3008: There may have been a problem with the mobile phone network.

How do I protect myself from chlamydia and other STIs?

Use condoms every time you have sex and check the instructions in the packet if you are unsure how to use condoms correctly

If you have oral sex, cover the penis with a condom or the vagina with a plastic ‘dam’

Have a chlamydia test each time you have a new sexual partner

Contact Us

Angie Smith - CSP & Sexual Health Administration Manager

E: Ch-tr.cspcroydon@nhs.net

HIV

HIV (Heath Clinic) is an outpatient service for people living with HIV (Newly diagnosed and on-going care).

Service overview

Comprehensive care for HIV management including:

  • Multi-disciplinary team approach with seamless care for those diagnosed from in-patient stay to the clinic.
  • Consultant led medical care with access to in=patient facilities and investigations when appropriate.
  • Support and counselling for those newly diagnosed to aid adjustment and facilitate partner notification.
  • Specialist pharmacy to supply anti-retrovirals and verify any potential drug-drug interactions
  • Clinical nurse specialists to support in adherence to medications and holistic care – links to partner agencies for on-going social, psychological and peer support,
  • Joint management with obstetric and paediatric team to support management of pregnant HIV positive women

This combined repertoire of services had led to excellent outcomes as compared with benchmarked standards including high rate of: retention in care, virus suppression and restored immune system leading to return to good health.

We treat

Acute and chronic (long term care) of people living with HIV and support for testing of their immediate contacts.

Referral criteria

Adults diagnosed HIV positive

Partners of those diagnosed HIV positive can be seen by the associated GUM department for testing

How to refer

Letter to HIV Consultant, Health Clinic, Croydon University Hospital

Contact information

Letter to HIV Consultant, Heath Clinic, Croydon University Hospital

Tel - 0208 401 3648, 0208 401 3006

Emergencies - 9am – 5pm

Call switchboard and ask for HIV - GUM Registrar on call

Out of hours: call switchboard and ask for HIV - GUM Dr on call

Consultants and team

Dr Ian Cormack          Lead Consultant, clinic &ward consultant

Dr Alison Barbour       Consultant, clinic & ward consultant

Dr David Philips          Consultant

Dr Mette Rodgers       Consultant

Mr K Saungweme       Clinical Nurse Specialist

Mr C De Souza           Clinical Nurse Specialist

Ms D Johnson             Specialist Pharmacist

Clinicians

The team

Dr Ian Cormack
Consultant GUM Physician

Dr Alison Barbour
Consultant Physician

Dr Priyadharshini Thayaparan
Consultant - Family Planning

Dr David Phillips
Consultant Physician

Dr Mette Rodgers
Consultant HIV/Genitourinary Medicine

Dr Samia Adil        
Doctor - Family Planning

Dr Brenda Chizana        
Specialty Doctor

Dr Mahasti Darvishijazi
Specialty Doctor