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 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

    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 the following clinic:

    • Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services 
      Address: Wakley Centre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2RR
      Address: Oakland Medical Centre, 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

    Sexual health and relationships drop-in sessions

    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.

    KISS drop-in sessions at Uxbridge Family Hub (PDF) [135KB](opens new window)

    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 Mar 2024