John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health (JHC)

We are open for a range of on-the-day booked sexual health appointments. 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. 

If you feel your problem is urgent please call our sexual health telephone line on 020 3315 4040 during the following times:

  • Mon: 8:30am–4 pm
  • Tue: 8:30am–4pm
  • Wed: 8:30am–4pm
  • Thu: 8:30am–4pm
  • Fri: 8:30am–4 pm 

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 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 go to your nearest A&E.

From March 2021 our clinic opening hours for face-to-face appointments will be:

  • Mon: 9am–4 pm 
  • Tue: 9am–7pm
  • Wed: 1:30–7pm
  • Thu: 9am–7pm
  • Fri: 9am–4 pm 

To continue to keep patients and our staff safe please read the following information around how we manage our patient appointments:

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

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 (box 2).

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.