Whether there is something specific that you’d like to get checked out, or even if you want to give your body it’s annual MOT, there are a wide variety of clinics and health centres that offer a range of services for the LGBT community free of charge.
The GMFA website has a comprensive list of all the sexual health clinics in the greater London area. Click the link below for informatiom about your nearest centre, opening times and what services are on offer.
Below are some of the most popular sexual health clinics which have been highly recommended to us by London’s LGBT community. You can also call the Cobler Appointment Office 0208 846 66 99 where you will be given up to date advice on your nearest clinic.
56 Dean Street, London W1D 6AQ
Based in London’s West End, 56 Dean Street offers free, friendly and convenient sexual health and HIV services in the heart of Soho.
They operate an appointment-only service but walk-in services are available for HIV testing, Hepatitis B vaccination for at-risk individuals, free condoms and emergency contraception. Their one-hour HIV testing service is unique and open during opening hours. Their aim is that all patients who walk through the door requesting a HIV test should get their result within one hour rather than have the test within one hour.
The new clinic provides two evening clinics each week and is also open on Saturdays, making it one of only two NHS sexual health clinics in London to offer Saturday opening (the other being Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s West London Centre for Sexual Health).
Monday: 12 – 7pm Tuesday: 9am – 4pm Wednesday: 12 – 4pm Thursday: 12 – 7pm Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm Sunday: closed
Everyone who uses our services will be offered an HIV test. We routinely recommend testing.
All sexual health services are confidential and free and we will treat you in a professional and courteous manner. A multi-professional team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and support staff provide our services.
|Monday||8.45am to 6.15pm|
|Tuesday||8.45am to 6.15pm|
|Wednesday||11.45am to 6.15pm|
|Thursday||8.45am to 6.15pm|
|Friday||8.45am to 3.15pm|
Appointment are given on a first come first serve basis, and it usually takes two hours to be seen. The quietest days for the clinic are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Penelope’s Pitstop is a brand new sexual health clinic solely devoted to Women who have sex with Women. After 12 months in the making they have started a free asymptomatic screening clinic for women to access every Tuesday evening between 6pm-8pm.
For further information, contact The Metro Centre using the contact details below. To make an appointment, or for further details on specific services, you can use the contact details given under Specific Services below.
All enquiries will be dealt with in complete confidentiality
The Metro Centre – Greenwich
Norman House, 110-114 Norman Rd, SE10 9QJ
Tel: 020 8305 5000/ Fax: 020 8305 5001