Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Sexual Health

Sexual relationships can be embarrassing or difficult to talk about but it's important we don't let this stop us from looking after our sexual health.

Consensual sex is a normal and healthy part of life but can carry risks such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or unwanted pregnancy.

Croydon Sexual Health Services offer advice, check-ups, contraception and examinations to promote healthy sexual behaviour as a part of our general health and well-being.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health services

Croydon offers comprehensive free and confidential sexual health services on a walk-in and appointment basis at a number of locations.

Croydon Sexual Health Centre

The dedicated centre is based at Croydon University Hospital and provides a wide range of services and clinics including:

  • Testing and treatment of STIs and other genital infections
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • Treatment following sexual exposure to HIV
  • Emergency contraception
  • Abortion advice and referral
  • Counselling 

The centre offers a walk-in clinic.  Patients need to register on arrival at the clinic and wait to be seen by a member of the team. 

For patients under 18 years there is The Point Clinic providing specialist care and support for young people.

For opening times click here.

To contact the Croydon Sexual Health Centre service call 020 8714 2861.

Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) service

The community-based CASH service offer walk-in clinics and specialist appointment clinics in the heart of Croydon town centre.  The centre is based at the Edridge Road Community Health Centre and provides a range of free contraception and pregnancy related options including:

  • Condoms
  • Oral contraception
  • Implants
  • IUD / IUS (the coil)
  • Injectable contraceptions
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Abortion advice and referral
  • Natural family planning (GP referral only)
  • Psycho-sexual counselling (GP referral only)

Sexual health services includes testing and treatment of STIs and other genital infections and the following:

  • HIV testing and treatment
  • Treatment following sexual exposure to HIV
  • Emergency contraception
  • Abortion advice and referral
  • Counselling
  • Specialist clinic for young people under 18 years  

A community and home-based services is available for those who have difficulty accessing the clinics.

The service works with vulnerable young people under 25 years.   Priority is given to young women discharged from a termination service, pregnant teenagers and young parents under 19 years.  Those in any of these groups can self-refer. 

For opening times click here.

To contact the CASH service call 020 8714 2861.

HIV at The Heath Clinic

The Heath Clinic is a dedicated HIV service based on the second floor of the Croydon Sexual Health Centre.  

The team comprises of experienced and dedicated specialist consultants, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and support workers.

The service is by appointment only - please contact 020 8401 3648.