Protecting your health

Sexual health

Information on sexual health and sexually transmitted infections including details on symptoms and testing

Your sexual health is a key part of your physical, mental and social well-being. Whether you’re in a relationship, don’t have a regular partner or are not currently having sex, taking care of your sexual health is vital.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

If you are experiencing symptoms of an STI you can find out about our genitourinary medicine (GUM) sexual health services which are available across the borough. They can also provide information on complex contraception options or details if you want to test for HIV.

If you are not experiencing symptoms of an STI, Sexual Health London (SHL) provides free and easy access to sexual health testing via the internet and local venues. 

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) clinics

As of 1 April 2020, the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) sexual health clinics on Woodfield Road and Crowther Market will no longer provide sexual and reproductive health services.

For free screening, contraception and prescribing, please book appointments now, and at any time, through the London wide sexual health services. Visit the sexual health London website, or contact your GP.

If you would like assistance booking an appointment or general, free, confidential sexual health advice, please visit the SASH website or call: 020 7851 2955.

Support and Advice on Sexual Health (SASH)

SASH supports residents to improve behaviour, attitudes, and knowledge around reproductive and sexual health. The partnership also works closely with community reproductive health, contraception, STI screening and HIV treatment to ensure services are accessible and responsive to residents. 

The Freedoms Shop

The Freedoms Shop is available to all residents. The shop is dedicated to helping you have safer sex. They stock a huge range of high quality condoms and lubricants, as well as testing and sampling kits. 

Last updated: 11 February 2020