Sexual health services
Changes to Bromley’s sexual health and reproductive service:
Our services are now being provided by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Services at Beckenham Beacon have come together as a single service. This new integrated service is provided by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (King’s).
King’s historically provided Sexual Health (Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic) services but as of April 2023, are now also providing a comprehensive contraception service (previously held by Bromley Healthcare). Sexual Health (GUM) and Contraception Health services are now available as one ‘Integrated Service’ a ‘one stop shop’ for all sexual health and contraception needs in one location.
King’s are also delivering these services in Mottingham Clinic and will shortly be opening a clinic in Orpington Hospital (previously held in Orpington ‘Health and Well-Being Centre’).
Visit Sexual Health Bromley, the new sexual health website, for further information.
Sexual Health and Contraception Clinics
For information on Sexual Health and Contraception Clinics, visit Sexual Health Bromley.
Our Sexual Health Clinic is based at Beckenham Beacon and offers a full range or testing, treatment and contraception services.
There are a range of ways to access services from Contraception Clinics in Bromley:
- Beckenham Beacon Sexual Health Clinic
- Mottingham Contraception Clinic
- GP Surgery Contraception Services
The HIV Clinic is also based in Beckenham Beacon, offering a range of treatment and services to people who are living with HIV.
To find your nearest Sexual Health Clinic, try the NHS Choices location finder.
All Sexual Health and Contraception Clinics in England are known as ‘open access’ which means patients can attend any clinic regardless of where they live but may sometimes require an appointment depending on service needed.
Bromley Community Contraception Clinics
Local GP Surgery Sexual Health Services
All GP practices in Bromley provide basic contraceptive health services to their patients, including the contraceptive pill and contraceptive injection, as well as referral for abortion.
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods such as coils and implants are only provided by practices with a specialist practitioner. Most practices will have this capability, but for those that do not they will refer patients to a practice that can provide the LARC method requested.
Visit your local GP practice website to find information on the services they offer.
You can use the NHS Choices ‘Find a GP’ finder to find your nearest GP practice location or check the service level list on the Sexual Health Bromley website.
Community Pharmacy Services
These condom schemes are available to Bromley residents.
- Come Correct (C-Card scheme): free condoms for 14 to 25 year olds (some available online).
- man2man: free condoms for men who have sex with men (available online).
- wisDOM: free condoms for the local African and Afro-Caribbean community (available online).
- Freedoms: If you don't qualify for any of these schemes, you can access condoms online from the NHS (not free but cost of postal supply less than in shops).
Sexual health is an important part of physical and mental health as well as your emotional and social wellbeing. It is important to take care of your sexual health and to talk about sex and relationships with your loved ones.
Find a service
- Contraception clinics: find your nearest contraception clinic
- Sexual health clinics: free and confidential sexual health and HIV service at the walk-in clinic at Beckenham Beacon.
- Chlamydia Screening: SH:24 provide a free service for 16 to 24-year olds, providing at-home testing kits for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
- STI screening: free service for over-16s, providing at-home testing kits for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
- LGBTQ+ services: gender and sexuality are important aspects of your identity. METRO is a charity that provides local services and information.
- GP contraception services: All GP practices provide a range of basic contraceptive methods, but several practices provide Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) such as coils and implants or offer complex contraception support. Any resident of Bromley can be referred to an alternative practice if the desired service is not available at their own GP.
Information and advice
- Contraception choices: Find information on the many types of contraception available.
- Sex and relationships: Find advice and support about healthy sex and relationships.
- STIs: (sexually transmitted infections): There are many types of STIs that can show different symptoms for each person, and some STIs show no symptoms at all. So, if you are sexually active, a regular sexual health check-up is recommended.
- NHS protect against STIs: If you're 16 to 24, you're more at risk of getting an STI, so check out the advice here from the NHS to keep yourself safe.
- Teenage pregnancy: Find advice for teenagers who have questions or need support around pregnancy.
- Termination and abortion: The NHS provides care to those who face an unplanned pregnancy or a pregnancy they choose not to continue with.
Sexual Health Information and Tools
- Sexual Health Bromley: Find information and advice on local sexual health services.
- NHS sexual health advice: Find further information and advice regarding all aspects of sexual health.
- Sexwise: Find advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and sexual wellbeing.
- My Contraception Tool: Find a unique tool to help you choose a contraceptive method that suits you best.
- The Havens: Specialist centres in London that provide support for those who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
- Drugs and alcohol: Use of drugs and alcohol can lead to risky decisions regarding sexual health.
- One You campaign: A one-stop shop for personal health and wellbeing information and advice.
- How are you? quiz: A short questionnaire to provide personalised health tips.
- NHS Go app: An app designed for young people to access relevant health information and advice.
- Kooth: Free safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Contact Bromley Sexual Health
Local sexual health services. To make service enquiries or book an appointment