John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health (JHC)

Important notice

Please do not call us for a Monkeypox vaccine—use our online booking service.

Due to the monkeypox outbreak in London and the surge in demand for our services, John Hunter Clinic is currently prioritising urgent sexual health appointments only. We are still offering a full range of contraceptive services.

Please continue to contact us if you need urgent sexual health care or are concerned about monkeypox. We will update any further changes to our services here.


We are open for a range of on-the-day booked sexual health appointments and specialist services. Please note there are no walk-in appointments presently.

If you need PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) or emergency contraception please call 020 3315 4040 and we will always see you on the same day.

You can also use our online booking service for a face-to-face appointment, PrEP appointments and family planning telephone appointments and to directly book a contraceptive Implant

If you feel that you need to be seen face to face please call our sexual health telephone line on 020 3315 4040 during the following times:

  • Mon: 8:30am–4.30pm
  • Tue: 8:30am–4.30pm
  • Wed: 8:30am–4.30pm
  • Thu: 8:30am–4.30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am–4.30 pm 

Our team will discuss your symptoms with you over the telephone and book you the appropriate attend face-to-face or telephone appointment.

Please only attend John Hunter Clinic if you have been given an appointment in clinic.

If you need to book, change or cancel an appointment you can now also email us on .

If you have been to us before it is helpful if you email us to know your clinic number and if not please provide us with your name, date of birth and mobile number.

Please note this E mail is not for routine clinical enquiries or to access your results.

If you need HIV post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) outside our opening hours please go to your nearest A&E.

Young people are always welcome during the clinic opening hours, and we always endeavour to facilitate urgent appointments for anyone under the age of 16.

Our clinic opening hours for face-to-face appointments are:

  • Mon: 9am–4pm 
  • Tue: 9am–7pm
  • Wed: 12:30–7pm
  • Thu: 9am–7pm
  • Fri: 9am–4 pm 

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not attend John Hunter Clinic—self-isolate and visit the NHS website for further advice.

Family planning in JHC

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.

If you are over the age of 16, you may access emergency and regular contraception for free using the following services:

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.


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
  • Transwomen 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 and talk to us about your options 

To talk to us about PrEP please call 020 3315 4040 (option 1) or book an appointment online.

JHC specialist services

Contact information

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Clinic closed on bank holidays—for emergencies please go to your nearest A&E


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