Sexual Health Services
in London and Surrey


CLASH and SHOC provide a free and confidential walk-in clinic for people working in the sex industry to obtain STI screening, hepatitis B vaccination, PEP and PrEP, contraception including emergency contraception, abortion referral and cervical cytology. We also offer screening and health promotion in outreach settings across Camden, Islington and Haringey.   

CLASH and SHOC support the rights of sex workers to live and work safely, respecting their autonomy and privacy

Please note: the CLASH and SHOC clinic does not open on Bank Holidays. 

Clinic information

CLASH @ Mortimer Market Centre, Capper St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6JB  - Monday (all genders) and Friday (female-identifying only) 9am to 12pm, walk-in on a first come first serve. Telephone interpreters available on both days. We have two Mandarin Interpreters present in person every Friday.

SHOC @ Archway Centre, 681-689 Holloway Rd, Upper Holloway, London N19 5SE

Thursday (all genders) 12pm to 3pm. Walk-in on a first come first serve. Telephone interpreters available.

Clinic services offered for Sex Workers

Both clinics offer the following to individuals who work in the sex industry.

  • Chlamydia and gonorrhoea triple site swabs
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis C and B screening
  • Hepatitis A & B vaccination
  • PEP
  • PrEP
  • Cervical cytology when due, regardless of GP registration
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Abortion Referral
  • Contraception pills, patches, vaginal ring, injection (clinician or self-administered)
  • Contraceptive Implant fitting and removals
  • Contraceptive IUD/IUS consultation, removals and fitting arrangement (please note that fittings are normally booked on another day)
  • Condoms
  • Emergency contraception including pill and post coital IUD (PCIUD)
  • Help registering with a GP
  • 1-1 support with a Health Promotion Specialist
  • Ugly Mugs or Police Reporting

The following services are not done routinely and only offered in special circumstances

  • Trichomonas Vaginalis
  • Mycoplasma Genitalium
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Candida
  • Herpes (HSV) Swab
  • HPV Vaccination – Men who have sex with men only
Purple Bird Scheme

the purple bird scheme

The purple bird scheme informs staff that you work in the sex industry and ensures they signpost you to one of our dedicated sex worker clinics, CLASH or SHOC.  When CLASH and SHOC is not running, every effort will be made to see you on the same day in the general service. However, you may be asked to return for some aspects of your care. Please download the image (right click, then choose save image), take a screenshot or show staff this page when you visit.

Outreach Screening and Health Promotion

Our Health Promotion Team provides sexual health “Clinic in a Box” outreach services across Camden, Islington and Haringey. If you are interested in us visiting your service please contact one of the Health Promotion Specialists below.

We can often offer the following on outreach (subject to environmental restrictions);

  • 1-1 advice and health promotion
  • Referral to sexual health and other agencies
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis C and B screening
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Condoms

Training for Professionals and Voluntary Organisation Staff

The CLASH team are currently developing e-training which includes the following topics: 

  • Sexual wellness, sexually transmitted infections and contraception awareness
  • Drug and alcohol use and chemsex
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Condom/Lubes use and demonstrations
  • Sex work

Health Promotion Team

The Health Promotion Team are an outreach service. They are unable to help with general clinic enquires, and cannot book appointments for monkey pox vaccination or testing. Please see our main website if you need information on this.

  • Office: 020 3317 2855
  • Kaylee: 07702 106 350
  • Chantel: 07702 106 365
  • Tanya: 07957 494 625
  • Belen 07702 106 352
  • Brandon 07745 738 875
  • Alice 07484 931 103
  • Jess 07484 930 922
Safety Information for Sex Workers and Support Links

National Ugly Mugs

Sign up to NUM for free to report incidents and receive warnings about dangerous individuals. If you report to National Ugly Mugs they will use the information to warn other workers and potentially save their lives. Information can be left anonymously. Visit Ugly Mugs.

If in danger, call 999 and say “Help”. If unable to speak, once the operator has answered then dial 55

Below is some basic safety tip however, this list is not exhausted and please follow the below links for further information.

  • Always have a working phone on you
  • Carry an alarm or whistle
  • Be aware of your surroundings and know your exits
  • Try to see clients in neutral locations where help can be found quickly.
  • Never lock doors or windows
  • Never leave with or accept anyone in who you feel uncomfortable with
  • Ideally tell someone where you are going and when to expect you back
  • Ideally no drug or alcohol use as this can impact on your ability to recognise and escape danger
  • Try not to accept any clients who are too intoxicated.
  • Be friendly but assertive and strong. Make clear your limits and negotiate services before accepting clients.
  • Always pour your own drinks and never leave them unattended. Do not accept food that is not sealed or prepared by you.
  • Keep money out of sight and locked away but keep some cash on you in case you need to escape.
  • Don’t wear a scarf or place anything around the neck.
  • Make sure earrings or other jewellery cannot be pulled off you.
  • Don’t use real names or personal details with clients or on any work related websites or social media

Trust your instincts, safety comes first! 

More information

Useful Links Regarding Sexually Transmitted Infections, Contraception and Health

SafeSpace click below