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.

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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 shown on the map below. You can also return your kit via the pharmacy.

Many people with sexually transmitted infections do not get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine.

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 (STIs), HIV and blood-borne viruses

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

    • KISS (Keep it Safe 'n' Sorted)

      A safe setting for 13 to 19-year-olds to talk about relationships, peer pressure, safe sex and STIs. Offering C-cards, free condoms, and pregnancy testing. 
      Address: The Children and Family Hub, High Street, Uxbridge (appointment only)
      Telephone: 01895 277222

    • Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services 
      Address: Wakley Centre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2RR
      Telephone: 020 8453 2751 or 020 8453 2752

    • Oakland Clinic
      Address: 32 Parkway, Hillingdon, UB10 9JX

      Telephone: 020 8453 2751 or 020 8453 2752

    Book a sexual health appointment

    For more information on contraceptive services, email


    The C-Card (condom card) is available to 13 to 24-year-old. 

    It gives you access to free condoms, femidoms, dental dams and sexual health information - whether you are having sex, thinking about having sex or you are just curious.

    To get a C-Card, you will need to provide some basic information, which will be confidentially kept and only used for monitoring the scheme.

    Find out how to get a C-Card

    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: 14 Sep 2022