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Sexual Health Services in Wandsworth

NHS

Information on sexual health services for young people in Wandsworth

Your local GP surgery

Your GP surgery is able to provide you with contraceptives, and some surgeries offer long acting reversible contraception (LARC) such as Coil (IUD/IUS), injection and implant insertion and removal . These are available to you regardless of your age or if you have been pregnant before. This website provide further information on the different types and methods of contraception www.fpa.org.uk/help-and-advice/contraception-help 

 All GPs are able to undertake Chlamydia and Gonorhoea tests if you are sexually active AND under 25 year old. GPs  also can test you for HIV whatever your age.

GPs are responsible for Cervical Screening (also known as Smear test) for women aged between 24 – 49 who should attend every 3 years, and every 5 years for women aged 50 – 64. For further information please see: www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening-test/pages/introduction.aspx

Your local pharmacy

Pharmacies in the borough provide:

  • Emergency contraception (EHC or Morning after pill) effective for up to 72 hours after unprotected sex
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests for under 25 year olds.

Sexual Health

WISH (Wandsworth Integrated Sexual Health Service) is run by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The council, which commissions WISH services for its residents, has been involved in drawing up the changes and engaging with local service users.

WISH provide a range of services including, but not limited to:

  • Testing and managing sexually transmitted infections
  • Emergency and ongoing contraception
  • Rapid HIV testing
  • Referral for termination of pregnancy C-card registration and free condoms
  • HIV post sexual exposure treatment (PEP)

In addition, the service will offer a range of specialist services including long-acting contraception, young people’s and gay men’s clinics, psychosexual therapy and a dedicated service for people with learning disabilities.

There are WISH clinics in Tooting, Roehampton and Battersea at the following locations:

The Courtyard Clinic, St George’s Hospital, Tooting. This clinic offers a comprehensive sexual health and contraception service and manages complex sexual health issues.

Roehampton Clinic in Queen Mary’s Hospital and the Doddington Health Centre in Battersea. These clinics offer a routine sexual health and contraception service and are led by a nursing team.

WISH contact details: 020 8725 3353

Get more information and details about how to access the new WISH service 

HIV testing and support

As well as GUM clinics and some of the GPs (please see document attached), if you just want a quick HIV test (20mins) or chat you can go to any of the venues below:

  • The Chems Clinic at St. John's Therapy Centre , Hep C test also available (every other Wednesday: 6pm – 8pm)
  • Clapham Common (Bi-monthly on the first and third Saturday: 2pm – 4pm)
  • Two Brewers (Monthly on the first Friday: 8pm – 11pm)

The full addresses of the venues above and for more information about HIV testing and prevention, please visit the Brighter partnership website:  www.brighterpartnership.com

Support for HIV positive people

HIV care and support service is available if you need:

    • Advice and advocacy
    • Counselling
    • Family care services
    • Training as well as other user-led services 
    • Peer Support

If you are attending one of our GUM clinics for treatment, one of the health advisors will be able to help. If you are interested in referring someone to the service or self-refer, please contact Camille by emailing Camille@metrocharity.org.u k or calling 020 7160 0949.

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