Sexual health

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

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"


Our services

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 person.

Opening times

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: CLOSED - Patients are invited to attend the Kingsley Ward Centre,42-82 Southchurch Rd, Southend-on Sea, tel 01702 456860
  • 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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 09.00 and 10.00 (no appointment required).

For details of our clinics at other locations please click here.

Contact us

01702 456899

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.  

Click here to read the survey