Sexual Health Service for Young People
Service update during COVID-19
Only our young person’s clinic remain as walk-in clinics, no other clinics will offer walk-in sessions. All patients attending the clinic will be expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to use hand sanitiser as they enter the building.
Specialist one-stop-shop clinics for young people under the age of 20.
During our young people's clinic times, specialist nurses can provide contraception, STI testing and advice, sign you up for the C-card and answer any questions you may have around sexual health or relationships
- Heart of Hounslow, 92 Bath Road TW3 3EL, Fridays from 2pm to 4pm
- Feltham Centre for Health, TW13 4GU, Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm
There are two types of emergency contraception, both of which are available at your local sexual health clinic:
- Emergency Hormonal Contraception is also known as the ‘morning after pill’ when taken within 72 hours can help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed. You can get free emergency hormonal contraception from a sexual health clinic or from your nearest pharmacies
- IUD- Intrauterine device or coil is available at Sexual Health Hounslow clinics
Come Correct- Free condoms for undre-25
If you are under 24 years, the C-card scheme enables you to collect free condoms at a number of locations in Hounslow and across London. Register for the C-Card in Hounslow to get free condoms, advice and guidance on safer sexual practices. List of C-card service providers. For more information www.comecorrect.org.uk
Chlamydia is the most diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, with sexually active young people at highest risk. You don't need to have had lots of sexual partners to be at risk. Chlamydia often has no symptoms and can have serious health consequences (e.g. chronic abdominal pain and long-term problems including infertility) in both men and women. If you are sexually active and under 24, you should be tested for chlamydia at least every year and every time you have a new partner even if it is under a year since you last tested. You can get tested at the sexual health clinic, or at your GP practice. You can also test yourself at home by ordering the Chlamydia screening kit from Checkurself www.checkurself.org.uk or collect the kit from your nearest pharmacy.
London has the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections in England, with 33,863 Londoners diagnosed with HIV. The only way to find out if you have HIV is to have an HIV test. This involves testing a sample of your blood or saliva for signs of the infection. You can get tested at a sexual health clinic
London’s sexual health e-service
Residents of Hounslow, aged over 16, can now request free STI testing kits online. The online sexual health service offers quick, free, easy and confidential STI testing. Register for an account, complete the online consultation and, if the service is right for you, a free kit will be posted out. You will need to take your own samples and return them by post for testing. The results are available in a few days. www.hounslow.shl.uk
Young People’s Sexual Health Outreach service provided by Brook
Brook has been commissioned by Hounslow Council to offer free Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) workshops to young people in community settings, and free professionals training. Availability is limited so if you would like to work with Brook please visit the Outreach and Educational Services for Hounslow page or contact the Education & Wellbeing Coordinator, Lauren Chalkley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who to contact
- 020 8321 5718
- Sexual Health Hounslow
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