Last updated: 1 June 2023

Next review: 4 April 2024

Our sexual health and HIV services give advice and offer services on contraception, relationships, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).  

Free and confidential services

All East Sexual Health provide free, open access, confidential sexual health clinics across east London and Waltham Forest. Services must be booked first, online or via telephone.

Waltham Forest Sexual Health Outreach Service

Our free and confidential service offers ‘pop up clinics’ in places like colleges, adult services and youth settings, as well as community events. It provides:

  • Priority bookings for those under the age of 25
  • Contraception and sexually transmitted infections advice and guidance
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screening (urine samples sent off to the lab, results via text)
  • HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Syphilis screening  
  • C Card registration (condom scheme for young people under 25). It provides a card to access condoms in a easy and discreet way from more than 2,000 outlets across London, Essex and Hertfordshire
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Fast track clinic appointments (under 18 years old only)
  • We have a free app allowing users to locate free sexual health services across the borough including opening times and GPS directions. CCARD app can be found on Google Play or the App Store

To find out more, please email:

GP practices

All GP contact details are held on the NHS UK website.

Remember you can always access your GP (doctor). GPs can give treatment and advice on almost everything, including contraception, sexual health and abortion.

Find local GPs and what they offer.


Pharmacies can provide sexual health services such as:

  • Emergency contraception
  • Condoms through the C-Card scheme (if you are under the age of 25)
  • C-Card scheme (if you are under the age of 25)
  • Chlamydia Screening Kits
  • Pregnancy testing

Find pharmacies near you and what they offer.

STI Testing

Our specialist Sexual Health Services are at Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre in Stratford. Our Satellite clinic in Forest Road, Walthamstow.

You can make an appointment by visiting the All East website or walk in.

The STI services these clinics offer include:

  • STI screening including HIV and Hep B testing, and Hep B Vaccination
  • treatment of complicated STIs and HIV
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the following symptoms:
    • Unusual genital discharge
    • Unusual genital spotting or bleeding
    • Genital lumps, bumps itches and rashes

Positive East offers free HIV testing and STI screening throughout Waltham Forest for adults over 18.

GPs and Pharmacies also provide Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screening if you're under the age of 16.  More information can be found on our GP and Pharmacy page.

Self-screening kits

Self-screening kits can be sent to your home address. Use this service when showing no symptoms or mild symptoms. You can also collect these from local stockists, take samples in a safe space and post them back. All packaging is discreet.

You can get self screening kits for

If you are under the age of 16 you can also collect Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea kits from selected outlets.

Find a local stockist on the Free Test website