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Your sexual health

Three clinics across the borough provide contraception, reproductive and sexual health services for men and women of all ages, including young people under 16.
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The clinics are open to everyone, regardless of address or GP and operate six days a week on a walk-in basis. Find details of the services offered, location and times of opening.

Our sexual health clinics are dedicated to testing and treating a wide range of sexual health conditions led by specialist medical teams. Services offered include:

  • tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • genital warts treatment including cryotherapy
  • HIV testing
  • services for young people
  • emergency hormonal contraception
  • PEP (post exposure prophylaxis)
  • PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis)
  • vaccinations
  • genital skin care and advice

Clinics in Lewisham

Lewisham Sexual Health Services are run from the two sites below and we now now offer a walk-in service at both.

Please be aware that the walk-in operates on a first come, first served basis and that we will operate a slot-system (meaning after booking in you may be asked to return later in the day). This is to reduce your waiting time in the clinic. Walk-in slots are dependent on our capacity and not available to booking by phone.

The walk-in service at Hawstead Road provides:

  • treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, herpes and warts
  • contraception including coil and implant insertions or removals and depot injections
  • treatment and testing for contacts of infection with no symptoms

Please note we do not have a microscope at Hawstead Road, so we will not be able to see patients with symptoms of discharge.

The walk-in service at the Waldron Health Centre provides:

  • treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, herpes and warts
  • contraception including coil and implant insertions or removals and depot injections
  • treatment and testing for contacts of infection with or without symptoms
  • provision of PrEP and PEPSE

There are still limited appointments that are bookable online.

Saturday will remain an appointment clinic with bookings made by telephone from Thursday of that week.

Sexual health services in pharmacies 

The table below shows local pharmacies that provide free emergency contraception. Some of these pharmacies also provide free condoms and screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – please ring for details.

Name of pharmacy Address Phone
Bentleys  374 Brockley Road, Brockley, SE4 2BY  0208 692 1067
Day Lewis 443 Downham Way Bromley BR1 5HS 020 8697 2615
Grove Park Pharmacy 344 Baring Road SE12 0DU 020 8857 9637
Lockyer's Pharmacy 252 Evelyn Street SE8 5BZ 020 8692 1341
Ladywell Pharmacy Hilly Fields Medical Centre 172–174 Adelaide Avenue SE4 1JN 020 8690 0327
New Cross Pharmacy Waldron Health Centre Amersham Vale SE14 6LD 020 8692 5807
Perfucare  136 Kirkdale, Sydenham SE26 4BB 0208 699 3172
Queens Road Pharmacy 389 Queens Road SE14 5HD 020 7635 5800
Rushey Green Pharmacy The Primary Care Centre Hawstead Road SE6 4JH 020 7138 1790
Sheel Pharmacy– Lewisham 312–314 Lewisham Road SE13 7PA 020 8297 1551
Sheel Pharmacy– Ladywell
296–298 Lewisham High Street Ladywell SE13 6JZ 020 8690 1311
Vantage Pharmacy 108 Conisborough Crescent SE6 2SP 020 8461 1130
Wise Chemist 363 Sydenham Road SE26 5SL 020 8778 3506

Sexual health services for young people

Young people can get further information about sexual health and sexual health services from The Hub at Compass.

Sexual health services for LGBT

NHS Choices sexual health hub

A complete guide to NHS sexual health services and advice

In-person clinics

GP surgeries

Your GP surgery may offer sexual health check-ups and contraception. This can include long-acting reversible contraceptives such as the implant, IUS and IUD (coil).

The service is free and confidential. Contact your practice to see what they offer.


The LARC Hub also provides IUDs + IUSs (coil), emergency IUDs and the implant.

For more information, visit the LGT Hub website

Contact 020 3049 3500 and a contraceptive nurse will talk through the available options.

You can also contact your GP to discuss LARC options.

Sexual and reproductive health pharmacy

Your local community pharmacy can provide both the progestogen only and the combined contraceptive pills. Sexual and reproductive health pharmacies will also provide free condoms if you are under 25 and offer advice and referrals for long-acting reversible contraception.

Sexual health clinics

If you just want a check-up, please access the online service which may be more convenient.