Sexual health services

Welcome to the Rosehill (Sexual Health) Clinic, we provide free and confidential sexual health, contraception and HIV services in Sutton.

Sexual health services are free and available to everyone, regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.

Appointments: Monday-Thursday.

Walk-ins: Thursday 9am-11am.
Please note that you may get turned away if walk in capacity is reached.

How we can help you today?

Select an option below for more information and/or to book an appointment:

Sexual Health (no symptoms)

If you have no symptoms please go to the following websites where you can register for a home testing kit. The kit can be sent to your house or you can arrange to collect one from the clinic - use the links below.

If under 25 and have no symptoms

You can order a testing kit for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea at www.freetest.me

To test for HIV and syphilis as well, please use the Sexual health London services at https://www.shl.uk/clinic/the-rosehill-clinic

If you are 25 and over with no symptoms

You can request a kit to test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis at https://www.shl.uk/clinic/the-rosehill-clinic

Sexual Health (symptoms)

We offer a full range of testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and advice on safe sex.

If you have symptoms please book an appointment.

Contraception

Our contraception service provides the full range of methods, including:

  • Combined and Progesterone only pills
  • External condoms
  • Emergency contraceptive pill (morning after pill).

Long acting reversible methods such as

  • Injectables
  • Implants

Book an appointment.

Coils and IUS

We also provide intrauterine devices and systems (Coil/Mirena).

Mirena, Benilexa  and  Levosert IUS are now effective for contraception for 8 years.

Please only book for a refit of your IUS if it has been in situ for nearly 8 years. If it was fitted after age 45 then it does not need changing and you should arrange removal at age 55. 

We can only insert Intrauterine systems (IUS) for contraception.

If you require a coil for reasons other than contraception, please see your GP. We do not fit coils for HRT and we cannot change them earlier if your bleeding pattern changes before 8 years.

Book a Coil or IUS appointment

Under 20s

We have a dedicated walk in clinic open on Mondays between 3pm and 6pm. 

The clinic provides a service offering

  • Sexual health screening
  • Sexual health advice  
  • Free contraceptive pills
  • Injections
  • Implants
  • IUS/IUDs
  • Emergency hormonal contraception (morning after pill).

This is a walk-in clinic.

You may get turned away if walk in capacity is reached.

The Getting it on website is specifically for teenagers in South West London. It includes lots of useful information and services for 13-19 year olds on sexual and mental health issues, drugs and alcohol and relationship problems.

Check It Out are a team of nurses and health advisers working within schools and have specialist skills in working with young people. The team provides young people’s clinics, outreach and one-to-one support around relationships and sexual health.

All services are free and confidential. No information will be will be passed on to anyone including parents, carers or other professionals even if you are under 16, unless we have concerns around safeguarding.

Information on STIs and contraception

For information about sexually transmitted infections and contraception visit nhs.uk (opens in a new window)

PrEP

PrEP is a medication taken by people who are HIV-negative to stop them contracting HIV. It is up to 99% effective when taken correctly.

PrEP works by stopping the HIV virus from entering the cells in your body that it uses to reproduce itself.

PrEP is for anyone at increased risk of acquiring HIV.

Examples people who may be at increased risk of acquiring HIV include:

  • Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men
  • Trans women and non-binary people
  • If you or your partner/s come from countries with relatively high rates of HIV.
  • Women and other people whose partner is a man who has sex with men
  • People who inject chems or party drugs, and share needles
  • Sex workers
  • People whose partner is HIV positive and are having condom-less sex, unless their partner has been on HIV treatment for 6 months and their viral load is ‘undetectable’ (<200)

This list is not intended to cover everyone who can benefit from PrEP so if you are concerned that you may be at increased risk of acquiring HIV and would like to start/ discuss PrEP please book an appointment using this online form

HIV services

Our HIV service delivers specialist care to adults (over 16 years old) living with HIV infection.

What services do we provide?

  • Routine care, treatment and monitoring of HIV infection
  • Management of HIV related opportunistic infections including inpatient ward consults
  • Specialist HIV pharmaceutical advice and medicines information
  • HIV homecare delivery scheme
  • Joint specialist antenatal care
  • Psychological support for patients living with HIV

How can I access the service?

If you are over the age of 16 and are known to be HIV positive you can refer yourself by contacting us directly. You can also be referred to us by your GP or other healthcare professionals.

Please note that email communication may not be secure.

Your appointment

To book, change, or cancel your appointments please email us with your request on esth.rhcspecialistteam@nhs.net  our team will get back to you within 7 working days.

If it is urgent, or your appointment is within 7 days, please telephone us instead on 020 8296 3921.

It is important that you tell us if you are unable to attend your appointment, this will allow that appointment to be offered to another patient. Please attend your appointment on time to ensure that we are able to see you on the day.

Pharmacy and prescriptions

We have a specialist pharmacist in our clinic that can provide you with the information and support you need to take your medicines regularly.

Please note that some medicines, herbal remedies, and recreational drugs may interact with your HIV medication. We can provide advice on drug interactions, side effects, and medication adherence.

Prescriptions are normally produced when you attend your clinic appointment. You can opt to collect your medicines from the hospital or have them delivered by a home delivery service. 

If you are interested in the home delivery service please ask your doctor when you next attend the clinic.

We usually require 2 weeks’ notice to prepare your medication.

If you are running out please email us on esth.rosehillclinic-prescriptions@nhs.net  to let us know.

If you have less than 2 weeks of medication left then please telephone us on 020 8296 3921 and we will try and arrange an emergency (short-term) prescription.  

It is very important that you do not miss doses of your medication.

If you are running out, please contact the clinic to inform us of this giving at least 5 days notice but preferably 2 weeks notice.

Information about your records (HIV)

The Rosehill Clinic, as part of Sutton Health and Care, partners with Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust (ESTH) for many services including blood tests, prescriptions and X-rays/scans, inpatient admissions and specialist referrals.

Please be aware that notes, prescriptions and blood tests by the Rosehill clinic may be visible to certain members of other ESTH departments who are seeing you for medical care at ESTH (for example if you attend ESTH Accident and Emergency, ESTH outpatients or are admitted as an inpatient).

This is important to prevent you being given medication that may interact with your HIV medicine.

Your information will remain confidential and will only be seen by those who need to see it in order to provide you with the best possible care. Please note that if you have a local GP they may be able to view the results of any blood tests done at the hospital, including HIV tests.

If you are feeling unwell, worried about symptoms or wish to discuss a change of treatment, let us know and we will arrange an appointment. Urgent out of hours services are provided by the infectious diseases team at St George’s hospital. They can be reached via ESTH switchboard 020 8296 2000.

Clinical Psychology

Our clinical psychologists work with people over 18 (and resident in South West London) with many different types of difficulties, including the impact of physical health problems. The clinical psychologist based in the sexual health clinic specialises in helping people with difficulties related to sexual health. The clinical psychologist does not offer input to people with general mental health difficulties that are unrelated to their sexual health.

The types of problems that people are commonly referred to the clinical psychologist for help with include:

  • Difficulties coping with the diagnosis of a sexual health problem
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Difficulties making lifestyle changes that relate to sexual health
  • Coping with traumatic events related to sexual health, eg sexual assault
  • Memory and concentration problems that might be related to HIV
  • Anxiety about contracting a sexually transmitted infection
  • Medically unexplained symptoms related to sexual health.

Following your referral you will receive an opt-in letter where you will be required to telephone to activate the referral and make an appointment.

It is likely that you will be offered an assessment appointment within a few weeks of your referral. Wait times will vary depending on demand.

How might a clinical psychologist help?

Clinical psychologists are not medical doctors and do not prescribe drugs. The clinical psychologist will listen carefully to you and try to help you make sense of your difficulties.

There are no 'quick fixes' to the types of problems that people see clinical psychologists for. This can be disappointing. However, the clinical psychologist will be able to offer guidance and advice on ways for you to tackle the problems that you are having based on an individual formulation of your difficulties. The clinical psychologist is able to provide short term psychological therapy, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness based approaches. 

What will happen when I see a clinical psychologist?

The first one or two meetings are for assessment. This is for you and the clinical psychologist to talk about the problems you are having and how they affect you in a confidential and supportive environment. You and the clinical psychologist can then decide on the next step & your treatment options will be explained.

It is important that you are able to attend appointments regularly. You may be seen on your own, or if appropriate with a partner or family member. You can discuss this with the clinical psychologist.

The clinical psychologist will only offer you regular sessions if he or she believes that this is the most suitable option for you. Sometimes the clinical psychologist may suggest that another service may be able to better help you with the difficulties that you are having.

Attending appointments

When you come to the clinic, please do not bring any children with you and where possible please attend alone.

If you have a disability and have special requirements, or if English is not your first language, please contact the clinic before visiting.

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