John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health (JHC)

Updated January 2021

Please note that at the current time we are open for a limited range of urgent on the day booked appointments only -No Walk in appointments

Please also note our online booking service is suspended until further notice.

If you feel your problem is urgent please contact us on via our Sexual health telephone line on 020 3315 4040 during the following times:

Telephone line opening times:

  • Mon: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Tue: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Wed: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Thu: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Our team will discuss your symptoms with you over the telephone and assess whether you need to attend a face to face or telephone appointment 

Please only attend the John Hunter Clinic if you have been triaged (assessed) over the phone and have been given an appointment in clinic.

If you need HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) outside our opening hours please attend your nearest Accident and Emergency department 

Clinic opening hours for F2F appointments from 11th January 2021:

  • Mon: 9.00am – 4.00pm 
  • Tue: 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Wed: 1.30 – 4.00pm
  • Thu: 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Fri: 9.00am – 4.00pm 

To continue to keep patients and our staff safe please read the following information around how we manage all patient pathways.

In response to the COVID-19 we ask all our patients to follow this advice before attending our service: 

If you have COVID-19 symptoms please DO NOT attend John Hunter Clinic. Self-isolate and visit the NHS website for further advice.

As a result of social distancing guidance, we are only able to see a certain number of patients in clinic at any one time.

Further information on Long Acting Reversible contraception (LARC) and our general family planning criteria.

We have developed advice for all patients attending for insertion of Intrauterine Contraception (hormone or copper coils). Please ensure you read this information carefully prior to your appointment to have an IUD or IUS fitted.

Screening for sexually transmitted infections can be performed using a home test kit, ordered online via Sexual Health London—please read more below.

Sexual Health London—free home STI testing kit

Sexual Health London is an online sexual health service. Just register and complete the online consultation. If the service is right for you, a free kit will be posted out so you can collect your samples and return them for testing. The results will be available in a few days.

PrEP at JHC

You can get free NHS PrEP if any of these apply to you:

  • Men who have sex with men who have had unprotected anal sex in the last six months that’s going to continue.
  • Trans women who have had unprotected anal sex in the last six months that’s going to continue.
  • Anyone having unprotected sex with an HIV-positive partner who is not on treatment and who has not had undetectable levels of virus in their blood for more than 6 months
  • If you feel you need PrEP for any reason or want advice and information and are buying it online. Come in a talk to us about your options. 
  • To book an appointment call 020 3315 4040, option 1 and ask for a health adviser appointment or book online
  • Further information and resources about PrEP

IMPACT Trial

The IMPACT study is closed to new participants. We are contacting all our existing IMPACT participants to arrange appointments. At that visit you will be offered a supply PrEP and we will arrange for you to continue with NHS PrEP.

Emergency contraception

Get emergency contraception within 72 hours of unprotected sex—the earlier the better. If you are unable to go to a clinic, go to your nearest A&E.