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Sexual Health and HIV Services

Sexual Health services are:

  • free
  • confidential and
  • available to everyone regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.

If you have a disability and you have special requirements, or if English is not your first language, you should make arrangements in advance.


Sexual Health services in Newham


GPs

GPs offer:

  • contraception information and advice
  • a range of contraceptive options(oral pills, long acting reversible contraception, emergency hormonal contraception, condoms)
  • information and screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI) including chlamydia and gonorrhea.


Pharmacies in Newham

Young people(under the age of 24)can access:

  • sexual health information and advice
  • free condoms
  • STI screening (chlamydia and gonorrhea)
  • Some pharmacies also offer free emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) to women under the age of 24.

For details of the pharmaces that provide sexual health services, please click on the link below:




Pharmacies that provide Sexual Health services

Checkurself

Checkurself is an NHS online service offering free home chlamydia tests to men and women aged 16-25 years old and living in London.

The kit you will receive will be the same one used at your sexual health clinic.
To order a FREE NHS Home Chlamydia Test by clicking on the following link:


Checkurself


HIV Home Testing Service

The test HIV service offers free, fast and confidential home HIV tests.
To order your free home testing kit click on the following link:


www.test.hiv/


Shine-Young Peoples Service (East London Foundation Trust)

Shine drop-in clinics are for young people aged 24 and under, including people under-16.
Shine provides:

  • contraception, including long-acting reversible methods, condoms and the c-card
  • sexually transmitted infection testing for people without symptoms (chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis)
  • chlamydia treatment
  • pregnancy tests
  • termination referral and emergency contraception.

There is no need for an appointment.
To find your nearest clinic or to make an appointment, please call 0208 586 5147/5148 or visit the below link:


Shine-find a clinic

Shrewsbury Road Health Centre (East London Foundation Trust)

This service provides contraceptive and sexual health services for all patients aged 25 and over.
The service provides:

  • contraception services, including long-acting reversible methods and condoms
  • sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment,
  • HIV testing
  • pregnancy test
  • termination referral and emergency contraception.

Registered patients can pick up condoms from reception without an appointment.

Contact details
The Shrewsbury Centre
Shrewsbury Road
Forest Gate
London
E7 8QB
Tel:0208 586 5238

Weekly services are also available at the following clinics:

  • West Ham Lane Health Centre
  • Lord Lister Health Centre
  • West Beckton Health Centre
  • Appleby Health Centre

To find your nearest clinic or to make an appointment, please call 0208 586 5147/5148 or visit the link below:


East London Foundation Trust - Sexual and Reproductive Health Services webpage

Greenway Centre - Newham University Hospital(Bart's Foundation Trust)

The Greenway Centre is a specialist clinic providing free and confidential sexual health services.
Patients can either walk in without an appointment or book an appointment online.
The service provides:

  • contraception services, including long-acting reversible methods and condoms
  • sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment,
  • HIV testing
  • pregnancy test
  • termination referral and emergency contraception.

Registered patients can pick up condoms from reception without an appointment.

Contact details
Newham University Hospital
Glen Road
Plaistow
London
E13 8SL
Tel:0207 363 8146 or 0207 363 8939


Sexual Health clinics - more information


Abortion

Abortions can only be carried out in an NHS hospital or a licensed clinic, and are usually available free of charge on the NHS.
There are three main ways to get an abortion on the NHS:

Contact an abortion provider directly

The following organisations can tell you about eligibility and services in your area:

  • The British Pregnancy Advisory Service(BPAS)
  • Marie Stopes UK
  • National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service(NUPAS)

Speak to your GP

Ask your GP for a referral to an abortion service, your GP should refer you to another doctor if he or she has any objections to abortion


Visit a contraception clinic

Family planning clinics, sexual health clinics or genitourinary medicine(GUM) clinics can refer you to an abortion service


Sexual Assault Service

A sexual assault is a crime no matter who commits it, or where it takes place.
It can happen to men and women and can range from inappropriate touching to rape.
A sexual assault referral centre(SARC) is a place you can find help and medical care and where you will be taken seriously.
You don't need a referral, you can access the service 24 hours and the service is free.
Everything you talk about is confidential and the service will not inform the police until you tell them to.


Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Freephone helpline: 0808 802 9999

The helpline is open 12pm -2:30pm and 7pm-9:30pm everyday of the year.
They provide support for female and male victims, partners, family and friends.
If you decide to tell the police, you will be seen by a specially trained doctor.

Other places that may help you are:

  • Your local GUM clinic
  • A&E hospital department
  • Your GP
  • Young people's service
  • Police (you will be seen by a specially trained police officer and doctor)


HIV Support Services in Newham

Living with HIV/AIDs can sometimes be very difficult.
Support an advice is available for people who are unwell, regarding health issues and any related social care needs you may have.


Positive East

Positive East provides confidential and impartial help, support and information services for anyone living with or affected by HIV, or accessing HIV services in East London.

Contact details
Positive East
159 Mile End Road
Stepney Green
London
E1 4AQ
Telephone:0207 791 2855
Fax: 0207 780 9551
Email: talktome@positiveeast.org.uk



Positive East - more information

Body and Soul

Body & Soul is a charity promoting the respect, dignity and wellbeing of children, teenagers, adults and families living with and affected by HIV.

Contact details
Body&Soul
99 Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4RE
Fax: 0207 278 3370
Tel: 0207 923 6880
Email: info@bodyandsoulcharity.org



Body&Soul - More information


How can Adult Social Care help?

If you are living with HIV/AIDs, the Council may be able to support you.
We will talk with you about your social, physical, medical, emotional and financial needs.

However, in order to work out just how much , and what type of help is needed to make life easier for you, we do need to carry out an assessment.


What is an assessment?

After the assessment we will identify and agree your needs with you and discuss the help and support available to meet them.
We recognise the importance of confidentiality, especially for people affected by HIV/AIDs.

We will not share any information with people outside of Adult Social Care without your consent, except in some exceptional circumstances.
Exceptions would be when we have to provide information to help protect a vulnerable adult under the Mental Health Act, 1983 or child under the Children Act, 1989.



How to contact Adult Social Care

Access to Adult Social Care Team
0208 430 2000 Option 2
Opening hours
Mon-Thurs 9am-5.15pm
Friday 9am-5pm

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation over the phone to talk about your needs and discuss what is available to help you.


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