Sexual health

Sexual health is an important part of our overall health and wellbeing. It can also be affected by a wide range of factors such as age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, beliefs and lifestyles.

In this section

Sexual health can be improved through practicing safer sex, using services and support on offer, and keeping up-to-date on sexual risk reduction.


STI testing and treatment

SH:24 offer free, discreet and confidential sexual health test kits online. 

Order a free home testing kit

If you do not want the kit delivered to your home address, you can order it to be delivered to one of the pharmacies in the map below. You can also return your kit to the pharmacy.

Many people with sexually transmitted infections do not get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. You can check your symptoms on the NHS website.


    Sexual health clinics and drop-ins

    The integrated sexual and reproductive health clinic offers free, confidential sexual health advice and contraception. These include:

    • contraceptive services (including emergency contraception)
    • cervical screening
    • pregnancy testing
    • abortion referrals
    • easy, non-invasive testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea
    • testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), HIV and blood-borne viruses

    You can use these services at one of the clinics below:

    • KISS (Keep it Safe 'n' Sorted)

      A safe setting for young people (aged 13 to 19 year olds) to talk about relationships, peer pressure, safe sex and sexual transmitted infections. Offering c-cards, free condoms and pregnancy testing. 
      Address: High Street, Uxbridge (further details will be supplied upon booking an appointment)
      Telephone: 07951 884 349 
      Email: vcooke@hillingdon.gov.uk

      Hesa Primary Care Centre
      52 Station Road
      Hayes
      UB3 4DS
      Telephone: 0208 453 2751
    • Oakland Clinic
      32 Parkway
      Hillingdon
      UB10 9JX
      Telephone: 0208 453 2751

    You can book a sexual health appointment by emailing lnwh-tr.hillingdongum@nhs.net

    For more information on contraceptive services, email lnwh-tr.hillingdoncontraception@nhs.net


    C-Card

    The C-Card (condom card) is a small card that lets you get free condoms, lubricants and sexual health information from a number of outlets across Hillingdon.

    Your C-Card will give you access to condoms, femidoms, dental dams or sexual health information, whether you are having sex, thinking about having sex or you are just curious.

    You will need to provide some basic information which will be confidentially kept and only used for monitoring the scheme.

    If you would like to get a C-Card, visit the NHS website for more information on how to register:

    Find out how to get a C-Card

    Note: This scheme is available to 13 to 24-year-olds.


    Termination of pregnancy

    The following services accept self-referrals as well as referrals from your GP or other healthcare providers:


    Useful resources

    Page last updated: 20 Nov 2020