Friendly, confidential and free, our sexual health clinic provides full screening for sexually transmitted infections. We also offer a same-day test for HIV, and advice and treatment for a range of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Sexual health services at Southend University Hospital are
delivered by SHORE - a partnership between Southend University
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, South Essex Partnership University
NHS Foundation Trust and Brook.
We are all here to help, advise and to be supportive. Our team
of consultants, nurses, healthcare assistants, receptionists,
secretaries and sexual health advisers are all friendly,
open-minded and approachable. Everyone who attends our clinic will
receive an excellent level of care which is inclusive,
non-judgmental and confidential.
You don't need to be referred to us by your GP or any other
healthcare professional. Simply call us for an appointment.
Click here for map directions to the clinic at
Southend University Hospital.
"...brilliant and made me feel extremely comfortable"
We provide all of the following services:
- Screening for STIs, including chlamydia
- HIV testing, with same day testing (Monday to Wednesday)
- Follow-up care for people who are HIV positive
- Full sexual health screening and support after a sexual assault
for both men and women
- Screening for Hepatitis A,B & C
- Hepatitis B accelerated vaccination programme (offered to those
who may be at risk)
- Advice, support and reassurance
- PEP/SE (Post Exposure Prophylaxis Sexual Exposure)
- Quick Check Service
- Free condoms, dental dams and water-based lubricant
- Contraception services
Your clinic ID number
All our patients are given a white card with a unique and
personal clinic ID number. In order to protect your
confidentiality, you will be required to give this number over the
telephone when calling for your test results.
We are unable to provide test results without this number. If
you lose your card or number we will ask you to come
back into the clinic so that we can give you your test results in
Our sexual health clinic is located on the first floor of
the Carlingford Centre.
- Monday: 08.15 - 19.45
- Tuesday: 08.15 - 16.45
- Wednesday: 08.15 - 15.45
- Thursday: 08.15 - 14.00 and 15.00 - 19.45
- Friday: 08.15 - 12.45
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
We also offer a walk-in service Monday to Friday between 09.00
and 10.00 (no appointment required).
For details of our clinics at other locations please click
If you are worried about visiting us, take a look at our recent
patient satisfaction survey to see what other patients think about
the care we provide.
here to read the survey