Sexual health services at Barking Community Hospital, Barking

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This is our main hub for sexual health and contraceptive services. You can come for advice and support, free condoms and there's even a speciality clinic for people aged under 20.

Contraception is available for residents of Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and any other London borough.

We also provide services if you are resident of a non London borough and have emergency contraception needs, or are under the age of 18 years, or have IUD/IUS fitted and are experiencing abdominal pain.  

Outpatients East, Barking Hospital, Upney Lane, Barking IG11 9LX

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Sexual health services at Outpatients East

  • Testing, examination and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Quick check service for patients who have no symptoms
  • Sexual health information and advice 
  • One-to-one discussions on reducing your STI risk
  • Free condoms and lubricant
  • Advice on unplanned pregnancy
  • Emergency contraception
  • On-going care and support for people with HIV
  • Hepatitis B vaccination (if you're at risk of contracting hepatitis B through sexual contact)
  • Treatment following sexual exposure to HIV (PEPSE)
  • Psychosexual counselling, for example for people with sexual dysfunction by appointment
  • Fast-track service for people who have been sexually assaulted
  • Speciality clinic for young people under 20 years of age

If you are a resident of Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge you can access on line sexual health services at www.bhr.shl.uk. This is suitable if you are over 18 and have no symptoms. Online kits are also available for some other London Boroughs, and you can visit this website to check if you are eligible.

Contraceptive services

You will not be seen at this clinic if you have symptoms – you will need to attend Barking Community Hospital.

We offer all methods of contraception, including:

  • Emergency contraception
  • Oral contraception
  • Injectable contraception
  • Implants, intra-uterine contraception (IUD and IUS) and diaphragms
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Male and female condoms
  • As well as help and advice

For contraceptive procedures, such as IUDs or IUSs (intrauterine system or devices), or implants, you’ll need to make an appointment.

If you’re an existing patient and you require a repeat prescription for contraception you can use our walk-in service. 

Appointments and enquiries

To book an appointment or speak to us directly, call 0208 924 6674 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Please tell our reception staff if you 

  • have been recently sexually assaulted
  • had sexual exposure to HIV within 72 hours
  • are a teenager under 18 years of age
  • need emergency contraception.

Sexual health services opening times

Barking Community Hospital
Monday 8am to 4pm Walk-in and appointments
  5pm to 7pm Appointments only
  4pm to 7pm Young persons' clinic (under 20s) walk-in
Tuesday 9am to 4.15pm Walk-in and appointments
Wednesday 12.30pm to 4pm Walk-in and appointments
  5pm to 7pm Appointments only
Friday 8.30am to 11.30am Appointments only
Saturday 8.45am to 11.45am Appointments only

Contraception services opening times

Barking Community Hospital
Monday 8am to 11am Appointments only
  4pm to 7pm Young person's clinic (under 20s) walk-in
Wednesday 12.15pm to 3.15pm Appointments only
  4pm to 7pm Walk-in for existing patients and appointments
Saturday 8.45am to 11.45am Walk-in for existing patients, new patients

Doors open 15 minutes before the start of the clinic. If we are particularly busy we may, on occasion, need to close earlier than usual. Please be aware that our walk-in clinics can get extremely busy and you may have to wait a while. If we’re unable to see you on the same day, we’ll try and see you in another session as soon as we can.

If we're not open

If we’re not open, and you cannot wait to be seen, you can

  • check if any of our other clinics are open
  • visit NHS Choices
  • call NHS 111
  • some pharmacy services also provide emergency contraception
  • contact your GP
  • in an emergency, go to the Emergency Department at Queen’s or King George hospitals.