John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health (JHC)

John Hunter Clinic—open for booked urgent appointments only

To keep patients and our staff safe we are having to make some urgent temporary changes to how we manage all patient pathways

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak 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 will only be able to see a limited number of patients per day and only if they fulfil our phone triage/assessment criteria for urgent sexual health-related problems, including Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and appointments for Long Acting Reversible contraception (LARC).

Our clinical team will discuss your symptoms with you over the telephone and assess whether you need to attend a face to face 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. We are currently not seeing any walk-in patients.

We have developed advice for all patients attending for insertion of Intrauterine Contraception (COIL). 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.

If you feel your problem is urgent or you need LARC, please contact us on 020 3315 4040 during the following times:

  • Mon–Fri: 9am–4:45pm

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.

Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception can be accessed from some pharmacies for free. Please call pharmacies directly to enquire.

Local pharmacies offering free emergency contraception:

Bush Pharmacy

334 Uxbridge Road, W12 7LL
0208 743 9254 

Caregrange Pharmacy

9 Goldhawk Road, W12 8QQ
0208 740 9443

Limegrove Pharmacy

66 Goldhawk Road, W12 8HA
0208 743 6186 

Greenlight Pharmacy

228 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7JD
0208 743 1320

Get emergency contraception within 72 hours of unprotected sex—the earlier the better.

PrEP at JHC

IMPACT Trial

The IMPACT study is now closed to new participants.

End of trial visits run until 12th October and we will be contacting all our existing IMPACT participants to arrange appointments. 

At that visit you will be offered a further three month supply of PrEP until PrEP is available on the NHS. 

PrEP Shop at John Hunter Clinic

The John Hunter Clinic PrEP Shop is now open again to existing and new participants.

You will be able to get daily PrEP from only £17.50 a month (cost per month if 6 month supply is ordered).

Please email prepshopjhc@nhs.net for all enquiries including  your name, mobile telephone number and clinic number and say that you want 'PrEP Shop' and we will contact you to arrange an appointment.  

When your PrEP prescription is ready you will need to attend the Boots Pharmacy at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to collect your medication.

For more information about PrEP and how to take it we recommend that you read this PrEP leaflet on the https://i-base.info/guides/prep