CNWL

Sexual Health Services
in London and Surrey

We provide sexual health, contraception and HIV services in London and Surrey

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Do you want a sexual health check or contraception?

  1. We offer free condoms at all of our services.

    Our contraceptive services include pill, patch, injection, diaphragm, nuvaring, and fitting and removal of implants and IUC ('coil').

    Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) is the most reliable method of contraception for an extensive period of time without you having to remember to take or use them in order for them to work. It includes injections, intrauterine contraception (IUCs) and subdermal contraceptive implants (e.g. Nexplanon).

  2. If you are a woman and regard yourself to be someone at high risk of infection you may prefer to attend clinic to discuss additional testing (+/- vaccination if in high risk group)

  3. Your test today may not cover recent risks.

    The best time to test is:

    • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea: 2 weeks after risk
    • HIV and Syphilis: 4 weeks after risk

    Your results give no indication of your partner's sexual health. You should encourage your partner to test too.

    We will post your kit to you. You take your own samples and send it back. You’ll get your results by text or we will call you.

    We can only offer home self-test kits to people who live within the Surrey County Council area.


  4. Some men may need additional tests.

    If you have had anal sex or oral sex with a man, we will also include swabs (like a cotton-bud).

    We automatically include a finger prick test for HIV and Syphilis if we think you need one based on your answers. You can also choose to add this.

    The next two questions will help us to work what you need.
    Your answers will be confidential.

    If this is your first sexual health check, please answer these questions about all of your sexual experiences.

    If you have had a sexual health check before, please answer these questions based on what has happened since the last time you had a sexual health check.


    Some women may need additional tests.

    If you have had anal sex or oral sex with a man, we will also include swabs (like a cotton-bud).

    The next two questions will help us to work out if you need swabs and which ones you need.
    Your answers will be confidential.

    If this is your first sexual health check, please answer these questions about all of your sexual experiences.

    If you have had a sexual health check before, please answer these questions based on what has happened since the last time you had a sexual health check.


    We are asking this so that we know whether you need a swab for your rectum.

  5. We are asking this so that we know whether you need a swab for your throat.

  6. If you have not had an HIV test before, we recommend you have one. We also recommend regular testing for people who are at higher risk.

    If you are not sure whether you need an HIV or Syphilis test or you want more information about HIV testing, visit this page.

    You can do this now because you will be able to come back to this form once you’ve read the information.

  7. For information on the best types of contraception for you click here

    For most methods of contraception you will need to have a consultation with one of our clinicians. However some methods are also available online to Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Surrey residents who are aged 18 or over, these are:

    • the progestogen only pill (POP) and,
    • for patients who are currently being prescribed the method from one our clinics, the combined hormonal contraceptive pill (COC).

    If you choose online contraception, we will ask you a number of health related questions to assess your suitability for this service as would happen in a clinic appointment. Your answers will be reviewed by a doctor. All prescriptions are free and will be sent by tracked delivery, you will not have to sign for this. The prescription will be issued on the understanding it is for your use only and for contraceptive purposes.

    An appointment is required for, Intrauterine devices and systems, subdermal implant, depo injection, transdermal patch, vaginal ring, vaginal diaphragm.

    If you’re sexually active you might also want to have a regular sexual health check-up. We now offer this online at www.sexualhealth.cnwl.nhs.uk/surrey-kits

    If you’re sexually active you might also want to have a regular sexual health check-up. Please click here to see availability at our clinics.

  8. Please enter your postcode so we can check if you are eligible for this service.

  9. Please choose whether you would like a prescription for the progestogen only pill (POP) or combined oral contraceptive pill (COC).

  10. The progestogen-only pill (also known as ‘POP’ or ‘mini pill’) is a small tablet that contains a progestogen hormone. It works by thickening the cervical mucous stopping the sperm meeting the egg and, in some women, it also stops ovulation.

    Effectiveness: With perfect use about 1 in 100 women will get pregnant each year, however, for typical use about 9 in 100 women will get pregnant each year. This is because in typical use people forget pills or might do something else that makes it less effective. It becomes effective 48 hours after taking your first pill.

    Advantages: Medically the POP is very safe, there are very few contraindications and risks. Whilst it is a good contraceptive for women of all ages, it is ideal for women who can’t take oestrogen or are older.

    Disadvantages: You may not get a regular bleed with this method, whilst some women may experience no bleeding others may experience bleeding at irregular intervals.

    Use: The POP is taken daily, you do not take a break between packets. Most POPs have to be taken within 3 hours of the same time each day, except one that contains desogestrel which has to be taken within 12 hours of the same time each day. We supply both, but if you are a new customer we will supply the desogestrel POP.

    Please read further information here


    We need to check that there is nothing in your medical history that might make it unsafe to use the POP

    Online prescription of POP is offered only to women below the age of 55.

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  14. The progestogen-only pill (also known as ‘POP’ or ‘mini pill’) is a small tablet that contains a progestogen hormone. It works by thickening the cervical mucous stopping the sperm meeting the egg and, in some women, it also stops ovulation.

    Effectiveness: With perfect use about 1 in 100 women will get pregnant each year, however, for typical use about 9 in 100 women will get pregnant each year. This is because in typical use people forget pills or might do something else that makes it less effective. It becomes effective 48 hours after taking your first pill.

    Advantages: Medically the POP is very safe, there are very few contraindications and risks. Whilst it is a good contraceptive for women of all ages, it is ideal for women who can’t take oestrogen or are older.

    Disadvantages: You may not get a regular bleed with this method, whilst some women may experience no bleeding others may experience bleeding at irregular intervals.

    Use: The POP is taken daily, you do not take a break between packets. Most POPs have to be taken within 3 hours of the same time each day, except one that contains desogestrel which has to be taken within 12 hours of the same time each day. We supply both, but if you are a new customer we will supply the desogestrel POP.

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    Online prescription of POP is offered only to women below the age of 55.

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    • high blood pressure
    • diabetes
    • breast disease
    • cancer of any type
    • venous or arterial thrombosis (DVT: Deep Vein Thrombosis or PE: Pulmonary Embolism)
    • stroke (or TIA)
    • heart disease
    • liver disease, jaundice or gall stones
    • high cholesterol
    • antiphospholipid antibodies
    • malabsorption syndromes
    • gastrointestinal surgery
    • restricted mobility
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  18. COC is available online only to women who are currently receiving this method from either a CNWL sexual health clinic or CNWL online service. (We will check this against our records)

  19. The combined oral contraceptive pill (also known as ‘COC’) is a small tablet that contains a progestogen and oestrogen hormone. It works by stopping you ovulating (producing an egg).

    Effectiveness: With perfect use about 1 in 100 women will get pregnant each year, however for typical use about 9 in 100 women will get pregnant each year. This is because in typical use people forget pills or might do something else that makes it less effective. It becomes effective 7 days after taking your first pill.

    Disadvantages: There is a very small increased risk of venous thrombosis and stroke when using this pill, the medical history you provide us with will assess whether you are at increased risk and therefore should not use an oestrogen containing contraceptive. The COC increases the risk of heart attacks, breast cancer and cervical cancer.

    Advantages: This method gives very predictable bleeding patterns and makes bleeds less heavy. You can take it continuously and take a break when you want a bleed. It can also improve acne in some women. The COC also reduces the risk of endometrial, ovarian and bowel cancer.

    Use: The COC is usually taken daily, with a seven day break each month. However, not taking a break may increase the effectiveness, as does reducing the break between packs to 4 days. This is safe to do and reduces the number of bleeds you have.
    It has to be taken within 24 hours of the same time each day.


    We need to check that there is nothing in your medical history that might make it unsafe to use the COC

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    You will need to provide your height, weight and blood pressure as part of this process.

    Online prescription of COC is offered only to women below the age of 50

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    • heart disease
    • liver disease, jaundice or gall stones
    • high cholesterol
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    • malabsorption syndromes
    • gastrointestinal surgery
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    You can measure your blood pressure at many places across Surrey. Many GPs and high street chemists offer this service. You can also buy blood pressure monitoring devices from shops.

    If you cannot find a convenient blood pressure device feel free to walk-in to one of our clinics in Guildford, Woking or Redhill: details are on our website.

    You can measure your blood pressure at many places across London. Many GPs and high street chemists offer this service. You can also buy blood pressure monitoring devices from shops.

    If you cannot find a convenient blood pressure device feel free to walk-in to one of our clinics: details are on our website.

We will post your kit to you. You take your own samples and send it back.
You’ll get your results by text or we will call you.


You can only order a home self-test kit for yourself. Please do not try to place orders for other people.

We will record these details in your patient record and share them with our third party supplier, TDL (The Doctors Laboratory), who will supply your home self-test kit and carry out the testing on your returned samples.

The information you have provided will be reviewed by a doctor. The doctor will decide if you are eligible for online contraception. The doctor may call you to clarify details if felt necessary. If you are you will sent a prescription in the post to the address you provide below. You take this prescription into any high street chemist and you will receive your contraception.

If the doctor reviews your health information and decides that you might benefit from a face-to-face appointment then you will be contacted via email.


We will record this information and create a patient record if you are a new patient, if necessary we will update records of existing patients.

Please click hereclick here to read information about the use, risks and benefits of this method of contraception.

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You need to be between 18 and 55 to be eligible for online POP prescription.

You need to be between 18 and 50 to be eligible for online COC prescription.

Note: Your eligibility to receive a self-test kit depends on your postcode and changing this may reset the above information. Only UK mobile numbers will be accepted.
Note: Your eligibility to receive online contraception depends on your postcode, and changing this may reset the above information. Only UK mobile numbers will be accepted.

We will record whether you are male or female based on the kit you have ordered.

The information below is required for anonymous bulk reporting for health planning. The information in reports cannot be linked to you as an individual and will only be shared for NHS purposes.

The information below is required for anonymous bulk reporting for health planning. The information in reports cannot be linked to you as an individual and will only be shared for NHS purposes.

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When you press submit, we will send you a validation code by text to confirm your mobile number.

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Thanks for your order

Your home self-test kit will arrive in three to five working days.

Please read the instructions included in your kit carefully before you take a test.
We will text you to confirm your order number within three working days.

If you have not received your home self-test kit after five working days, you can call us on 01895 474 105 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

If you need support because you feel frightened of your partner or you’re worried about drugs and alcohol, please visit this page.

Thank you for submitting the form for online contraception

A doctor will review the information you have provided, and decide whether you are eligible. If you are, you will be sent a free prescription by tracked delivery to the address you have provided. You can take this into any high street chemist to receive your contraception.

If the doctor reviews your health information and decides that you might benefit from a face-to-face appointment then you will be contacted via email.