Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services

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CNWL provide comprehensive sexual health and contraceptive care across NCL. GP referral is centralised across all sites. Patients can also self-refer for routine contraception and STI care.

A pelvic ultrasound scan can be performed within the complex contraception clinics, there is no need to separately arrange this.

Eligibility criteria



  • Patients symptomatic of STI/known STI/STI contact
  • Recurrent/persistent urethritis
  • Recurrent vaginal infections eg BV/Candida
  • Genital dermatoses


  • Patients requiring contraception including post-coital IUD
  • complex contraception problems (e.g. complex coexistent medical conditions)
  • IUD and IUS fittings for contraception
  • complications of methods of contraception 

For a more detailed list of conditions covered please see Downloads.


  • IUS for non-contraceptive reasons
  • Routine cervical screening
  • Gynaecological care – see Gynaecology
  • Sterilisation

How to refer


Referral methods: Email

GPs can refer direct by email or telephone if urgent.

t: 020 3317 5252


  • For clinical queries please phone the consultant on call, t: 0203 317 5454.
  • Non-urgent clinical queries may be sent to the above email address. If urgent advise is needed, phone the consultant on call, t: 020 3317 5454.

Please advise high-risk patients (eg those with STIs or contacts of STIs) that they can walk-in and will be seen under our urgent criteria.


Non-symptomatic patients can access online sexual health check-up and free postal self-test kits at SHL.

Self-referral for routine contraception and STI care by telephoning central booking (number below) or booking an appointment online (click below to book online):

For urgent issues (such as confirmed STI or needing an emergency IUD) patients will be seen urgently and can walk-in to either Archway Centre or Mortimer Marker Centre. However, it is advisable that they telephone central booking to confirm the best place to attend.

t: 020 3317 5252

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