Health

Whilst London enjoys one of the most thriving and vibrant gay and lesbian scenes in the world, it also is unrivalled in the health services available for the LGBT community.

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.

GMFA guide to clinics in greater London

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

Jefferiss wing
St Mary’s Hospital,
Praed Street, London W2 1NY
The team at the Jefferiss wing provide one of the UK’s largest open-access clinics, offering a full range of services from well-person sexual health checks through to more specialist clinics for specific conditions and infections. We also provide emergency hormonal contraception (the ‘morning-after’ pill) and assessments for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment if you have been exposed to HIV.

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

Email: info@metrocentreonline.org