Sexual health and HIV
Although we have had to adjust because of coronavirus (COVID-19), our sexual health and HIV services are here for you.
If you have a face-to-face appointment, do not attend if you develop symptoms of coronavirus or if you have had contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected coronavirus. Our team will be happy to rebook your appointment. As per King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust policy, you must wear a face-covering to your appointment, unless you are exempt.
Go to the GOV.UK website for the most current government advice on the outbreak.
Monkeypox virus update
In view of the rising levels of monkeypox infections in London, and to ensure you are seen by the most appropriate clinician, if you have a rash or blisters on any part of your body, new swollen glands or fever, please contact our reception team on 01689 866622 before attending for your appointment.
Please do not use our online booking page if you have these symptoms.
For the latest information on monkeypox, including symptoms, go to the GOV.UK website.
There are currently limited supplies of the vaccine available nationally. To make the best use of current supplies and to help stop the spread of the virus, the NHS is prioritising vaccination for people at higher risk of very close or frequent contact with someone with monkeypox. To see if you are eligible go to: Monkeypox: waiting for your vaccination.
As vaccine supplies become available, we are sending text messages to eligible people, who have previously attended our services at Camberwell Sexual Health Centre, the Caldecot Centre or Beckenham Beacon Sexual Health Centre, inviting them to book their vaccine appointment. Please do not attend for vaccination unless you have an appointment. Due to low vaccine supplies, we are regrettably unable to provide a vaccine unless you have an appointment.
Sexual health screening if you have no symptoms
If you do not have symptoms, you should request a home testing kit from our partner services as below. The home testing kits are easy to use and your results are sent back to you quickly.
If you live in:
- Bromley: visit the Sexual Health London website for a home testing kit. The kit will be delivered discreetly to your home or can be collected from your local participating sexual health clinic. You should get your results within four working days. This service is available to residents of most London boroughs.
- Croydon: visit the Croydon Sexual Health website to order a home testing kit.
- Bexley or Greenwich: visit the Check Urself website to order a home testing kit.
If you have an STI, or STI symptoms, or other concerns relating to your sexual health
We will see you in clinic for a routine appointment.
You should book your appointment through our online booking page. Appointments are released at midday (12pm) Monday to Friday, for the next working day.
Please note we are not a contraception service. If you need support with contraception, please visit the Sexual Health Bromley website for more information.
If you are under 18
You can come in without an appointment, during our usual opening hours.
If you need emergency contraception (morning after pill)
Emergency contraception is available from local pharmacies and is free if you’re under 25 years old.
You can also come in to us without an appointment, during our usual opening hours.
Further contraception support is available from Sexual Health Bromley.
PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
PEP must be started within 72 hours of exposure to HIV and the sooner it is started, the more effective it will be.
If you think you need PEP, you can walk in without an appointment, during our usual clinic hours. At all other times, go to your local emergency department.
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
If you have been using PrEP or are interested in starting PrEP, you should book a clinic appointment through our online booking page. Appointments are released at midday (12pm) Monday to Friday, for the next working day. Please complete an SHL home testing kit prior to your appointment.
You can also use the It Starts with Me online tool, to check if PrEP is right for you.
Support if you have recently been sexually assaulted
Please contact The Havens, specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
You can also come into us without an appointment, during our usual opening hours, if you are unable to contact The Havens or prefer not to go there.
Vaccinations for Hepatitis B (HBV) and human papilloma virus (HPV)
Abortion (termination of pregnancy)
Please note, from 1 April 2022 the Central Booking Service is no longer available.
If you are resident or registered with a GP practice located in the following South East London boroughs: Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Lewisham, Bexley or Greenwich, you can now choose to have your abortion with either:
If you live in another borough or are not registered with a GP in one of the above boroughs, you can contact one of the above providers for further advice. More information on abortion services is available here.
Abortions are simpler and safer the earlier they are carried out. For more information go to the NHS website.
You will be seen in clinic for your HIV clinic appointments.
If you prefer to have a telephone consultation, please call 01689 866622 or email and we will see if this is possible. If you require blood tests, it is likely we will still need to see you in person.
New patient appointments
If you have had a test showing you have HIV, you can refer yourself to us. Please call 01689 866622 or email. If you email, please include your name, contact details, date of birth, and the date that you took the test. Your GP or other healthcare provider can also refer you.
Please give at least four weeks’ notice if you need a repeat prescription of your antiretroviral medication.
Clinic contact details
If you have an urgent sexual health or HIV-related query please call us Monday to Friday during our usual opening hours (see below) on 01689 866622.
If you are in need of urgent or emergency support outside of our usual hours, you should contact your GP, NHS 111 or attend your local urgent care centre or emergency department.
Non-urgent sexual health queries
You can email us with any non-urgent queries and we aim to respond to you within 24 hours, during our usual clinic hours.
Non-urgent HIV-related queries
If you have a query that is not an emergency, please contact the Bromley HIV CNS team on 01689 866647. Please leave a message if your call is not answered. This answerphone is checked Monday to Friday.
You can also email us with any non-urgent queries and we aim to respond to you within 24 hours, within our usual clinic hours.
For GPs and referrers
Patients can self-refer to us.
GPs and other health professionals can refer by email. Please send one referral per email and include patient and GP practice details.
- Monday: 9am to 4.15pm
- Tuesday: 11am to 6.15pm
- Wednesday: 12pm to 6.15pm
- Thursday: 8am to 3.15pm
- Friday: 8am to 3.15pm
We are closed on weekends and bank (public) holidays.