Sexual health advice and clinics
Having good sexual health is an important aspect of overall physical and emotional health and well-being. It is central to the development of some of the most important relationships in our lives. Any person who is sexually active could be negatively affected by their sexual health decisions and may require support to help put in place the necessary precautions to have a positive and healthy sexual life.
From 1st April 2017, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) began the delivery of sexual health and HIV services in Surrey.
If you have any questions or to book an appointment please contact CNWL by calling 01483 783 340 (staffed Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting www.sexualhealth.cnwl.nhs.uk
Information on the services available in Surrey including Emergency contraception is available below. This page is changing, please check back regularly to see the new services that are available.
Read the latest briefing on sexual health services here.
You can use emergency contraception if you’ve had sex without using contraception, or you think your contraception may have failed such as a condom breaking. The sooner you get emergency contraception the more effective it is.
There are two types of emergency contraception available;
- Emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the ‘morning after pill’),
- Intrauterine device (IUD, sometimes referred to as ‘the coil’) is fitted by a specially trained nurse or doctor within five days of unprotected sex
Where can I get emergency contraception?
You can get emergency contraception from:
- your GP
- any Surrey sexual health clinic
- Surrey walk-in centres
- A&E Departments (except St Peter’s Hospital)
- can be purchased from local pharmacies
Under 25 years old?
You can get free emergency contraception from local pharmacies. Find your nearest one here.
Services are free and confidential.
Visit CNWL sexual health service or call 01483 783 340 for information and appointments.
Buryfields Sexual Health Clinic - GUM, Contraception and HIV services
61 Lawn Road
Surrey GU2 4AX
Earnsdale Sexual Health Clinic - GUM, Contraception and HIV services
2 Whitepost Hill
Surrey RH1 6BD
Woking Sexual Health Clinic – GUM and Contraception services
Woking Community Hospital
3 Heathside Road
Woking GU22 7HS
Genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics
Specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Services are free and confidential.
Frimley Park Hospital – GUM and HIV services (until 30 June 2017)
Frimley Park Hospital: 01276 604604
Frimley Park Hospital
Portsmouth Road, Frimley
Blanche Heriot Unit – GUM and HIV services (until 30 September 2017)
St. Peter’s Hospital
Surrey KT16 0PZ
CNWL Spoke Clinics
Leatherhead clinic - from 28 April 2017
Leatherhead KT22 8SD
Monday: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Friday: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Epsom Clinic - opening soon
Epsom KT17 4PH
Tuesday 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Thursday 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Services in Runnymede and Spelthorne to be announced.
Young people’s clinics
Young People's Clinic (under 18s) at Blanche Heriot, St Peter's Hospital - until 30 September 2017
Every Tuesday, 3.30-6.00pm
Appointment based, offering STI screening, contraceptive advice, pregnancy testing and free condoms. Visit our website or call 01932 722669.
Young People's Clinic (13-24 year old) @ Stanwell Road Surgery - until 30 September 2017
Every Tuesday, 3.30-6.30pm
Nurse-led walk in clinic, no appointment is needed. For young people (13-24 years old) even if not registered. The clinic offers contraception information, support and advice on STIs.
Stanwell Road Surgery
95 Stanwell Road
More to come
Young people’s services (under 25 year olds)
Chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK and is most common in young people under the age of 25. It is estimated 75% of women with chlamydia and 50% of men don’t have any obvious signs or symptoms.
Get tested annually or whenever you change your sexual partner.
Under 25 years old?
Free chlamydia testing and free treatment is available in community-based services including pharmacies.
If you are under 25 and a resident in Surrey you can order one of our self-taken test kits for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. You can order a free STI testing kit by texting the word REACH followed by your full name and address to 80010 or by calling 01483 846421.
You can get free Chlamydia treatment from local pharmacies. Find your nearest one here.
Condom distribution scheme (c-card)
Whether you are straight, gay or bi and having sex, condoms are the only way to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Even if you (or your partner) use contraception, it is important to use condoms as well.
Under 25 years old?
Register for the c-card scheme and get regular access to free condoms.
Under 25 year olds can get free emergency contraception from local pharmacies. Find your nearest one here
Your doctor/ GP surgery
You can talk to your GP about your contraceptive options. GPs primarily offer oral contraception methods such as the contraceptive pill, though more GPs and Practice Nurses are being trained to offer Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods such as the IUD (the coil) and implant . Practices provide emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) and free pregnancy testing. They can also offer HIV testing and provide referral to termination of pregnancy services.
Contact the police or the Surrey Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Cobham, which provides services for women, men and children. Contact them on 0300 130 3038 or visit http://www.solacesarc.org.uk for further information and support.