London Borough of Croydon

Sexual health services
Contraception 
Emergency hormonal contraception
Chlamydia screening and treatment
Doctors
HIV Support
Abortion care
Sexual Assault Centres
Domestic Violence
More resources

Sexual health services

Freetest.me offers free chlamydia and HIV postal testing kits for 16 to 24 year olds.

Croydon Sexual Health Centre has limited telephone consultations for urgent emergencies only. Please call 0208 401 3766 if you have a sexual health related emergency and need to speak to a clinician.

There is currently no walk-in service. Only attend the clinic if a member of staff tells you to. It is open only to emergency patients at these times:

  • 8:30am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 10:30am to 5pm Wednesday

Contraception

Online contraception appointments are available to speak with a contraceptive nurse and to order certain pills. You can book through the Croydon Health Service website.

Oral contraception is also available through your GP.

Emergency hormonal contraception

Emergency Hormonal Contraception (the morning after pill) should be taken within 3 days (72 hours) of unprotected sex, but is more effective if taken as soon as possible. Sometimes emergency contraception can be given up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex, so always ask if needed.

Emergency contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

Emergency contraception can be bought at pharmacies throughout Croydon and is free of charge, as part of the Enhanced Sexual Health Pharmacy service for women under 21.

Free emergency contraception is available at Croydon Health Service. Call 0208 401 3766 to book a telephone appointment with a contraceptive nurse. 

Chlamydia screening and treatment

Postal kits for chlamydia screening are available to order online at freetest.me for 16-24 year olds  and Croydon Sexual Health for over-16s.

Screening is available at:

  • Mayday Community Pharmacy,  CR7 7HQ, 020 8689 9345 
  • Thornton Heath Pharmacy, CR7 8RU, 020864844185
  • Fieldway Pharmacy, CR0 9DX, 01689 843111
  • Klub Pharmacy, SE19 3NG, 02087617296
  • Brigstock Pharmacy, CR7 7JN, 0208689 7127
  • Shivas pharmacy, CR0 2TG, 02086841352
  • Latchwood Pharmacy, CR0 6RB, 02086541149
  • Croydon Pharmacy, CR0 1DP, 02086885544

Chlamydia screening and treatment is available at: 

  • A-Z Pharmacy, CR0 2TA, 020 8760 0035 
  • Fishers Chemist, SE25 5NT 020 8654 1874 
  • Thornton Heath Pharmacy, CR7 8RU, 020 8684 4185

Please check services opening hours before visiting. 

Doctors

All GP contact details are held on the NHS UK website.

Remember you can always access your GP (doctor). GPs give treatment and advice on almost everything, including contraception, sexual health and abortion.


HIV Support

HIV

Clinic

The HIV clinic is taking telephone and essential blood appointments only. Do not attend clinic unless you have been advised to by a clinician. 

Only patients with low CD4 count need to self-isolate. Your doctor will be aware and will contact you if you need to self-isolate. See Croydon Sexual Health for more advice.

Metro

Metro provides support for anyone living with or affected by HIV:

Metro – Croydon HIV Healthy Living Service  
020 8305 5006 
hiv@metrocharity.org.uk

The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)

The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) provides support for HIV and AIDS, and advice about a range of sexual health issues.

Do It London 

Do It London offer a free condom and lube home delivery service for gay and bisexual men in London. 

Croydon residents are not eligible to access free HIV and STI self-sampling kits from Do It London. Free STI test kits can be requested from Croydon Sexual Health. 

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation offers a free weekly HIV testing session at the Croydon BME Forum’s Wellness Centre in the Whitgift Centre with instant results. 

Thursdays, 3pm to 6pm at the Wellness Centre, 1st Floor, the Whitgift Shopping Centre, Croydon. Pre-booking is required, please email info.UK@aidshealth.org or go to freeHIVtest.uk.

It is fully confidential and you don't have to give your name or contact information to test. 

Free condom distribution is also available to individuals, groups and businesses through a collection and drop-off service in Croydon. Please email info.UK@aidshealth.org for further details.
 

Abortion care

You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care. Please contact the Marie Stopes International for information.

Marie Stopes International 
0345 300 8090  

Sexual assault centres

Sexual assault is where someone has performed physical acts of a sexual nature against someone without their consent. This can include a man's penis penetrating someone (rape) but can include other acts involving touching of the genitals. It can be a scary and distressing experience. 

These services can help you:

  • The Havens - a service in London that provides medical care and police support, including forensic sampling
  • RASASC - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
  • Survivors UK - for men who have been raped or sexually abused

Domestic violence

Telephone helplines

Support and advice

Refuge has safety tips for situations of domestic abuse. This includes advice for if you need to call the police but need to stay silent: call 999 from a mobile, then press 55 and follow the operator's instructions. 

Women's Aid includes domestic violence advice on safety, child contact, finances and immigration.

Government advice for victims of domestic abuse during COVID-19.

More resources 

Brook - sexual health support for young people

GettingItOn - information for young people in South West London

Metro bridge - youth groups for LGBTQ people aged between 11 and 25 in Croydon (meeting on Zoom)  

Childline provides advice for children and young people, and runs a helpline on 0800 11 11

Croydon Drop-in - counselling, information, advice and advocacy for 10 to 25-year-olds 
enquiries@croydondropin.org.uk  
020 8680 0404
Monday 12 to 7pm, Tuesday to Thursday 4pm to 8pm
  
NHS Services are still running. If you need a service outside of sexual and reproductive health, contact them and they will let you know how to access them.