Sexual health services
Sexual health services in Croydon are free and available to everyone regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.
The service aims to make sure that people are given the information and skills they need to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. Services might be delivered by nurses, specialist doctors, your local/regular GP, pharmacists or outreach workers.
It is fine to take a friend with you for support. If you need to have an examination, you should be offered a chaperone. This means that someone else can be with you when you have the examination.
You can find sexual health services on the NHS Choices website
. Simply enter a postcode into the 'find services' search on this site.
Croydon sexual health services provide:
- Advice on sexual health, relationships and family planning
- Free contraception
- Free testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Free HIV testing
- Free emergency hormonal contraception (the morning-after pill) for young people
- Sex and relationships education (SRE) in some schools and colleges
- Free Chlamydia tests.
provide free Chlamydia test kits for 16 to 24 year olds in London. The test kits are delivered to your home, so as well as being completely cost-free, the service is convenient and requires very little effort! It is also 100 per cent confidential.
Young people's sexual health outreach clinics
Free, confidential advice about all matters relating to the sexual health of young people is available at drop in clinics across Croydon.
A list of the drop in clinics, their addresses, opening hours and contact details can be found on the Croydon Council website