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Sexual health

Sexual health and contraceptive services

We offer testing and treatment for:

  • sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV testing and diagnosis
  • contraception
  • health promotion
  • sexual health outreach

We have ‘one-stop shop’ clinics, meaning that they can be accessed at the same clinic location, with a mix of ‘walk-ins’ and appointments, based at:

  • Edgware Community Hospital
  • Vale Drive Primary Care Centre
  • Grahame Park Health Centre 
  • The Royal Free Hospital (Ian Charleson Day Centre) - HIV treatment only

Barnet residents can also go to Mortimer Market Centre, Camden and the Archway Centre in Islington.

Please note: Sexual health services at Royal Free Hospital in Camden and Clare Simpson Clinic at Barnet Hospital, and contraceptive services at Torrington Park Health Centre are no longer running. 

Clinic Opening times Contact
Burnt Oak   Broadway 
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 8pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2pm
Tel: 020 3317 5252
Vale Drive
Mon, Thurs & Fri: 8am - 8pm Tel: 020 3317 5252
The Concourse 
Grahame Park Estate 
Tue & Wed: 8am - 8pm Tel: 020 3317 5252
Capper Street (off Tottenham Court Road) WC1E 6JB
Mon: 9am - 6pm
Tues: 9am - 7pm
Wed: 10am - 6pm
Thurs: 9am - 6pm
Fri: 9am - 3pm
Tel: 020 3317 5252
681-689 Holloway Road, Archway
London, N19 5SE
Mon: 9am - 6pm
Tues: 9am - 6pm
Wed:10am - 6pm 
Thurs: 9am - 7pm
Fri: 9am - 3pm
Tel: 020 3317 5252















Young person's clinics

If you are under the age of 18 you can go to the clinics listed above or to these specialist young person's clinics:

Clinic Opening times
Edgware Community Hospital
  • Tues: 3 - 6pm
  • Wed: 3 - 6pm
Grahame Park Health Centre Wed: 3 - 6pm
Vale Drive Primary Care Centre Mon: 3 - 6pm

The Archway Centre runs a young person's clinic for people aged 21 and underMonday to Thurs from 3pm - 4.30pm. Young people are also welcome to attend the other clinics running at this location.


Long acting reversible contraception

Some GPs in Barnet offer long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), such as implants, injections, intrauterine devices (IUD) and intrauterine systems (IUS). Contact your GP to find out about the contraception they offer.

Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex, incorrect use of contraception (e.g. a missed pill) or contraceptive failure (e.g. a condom has split). There are two types:

  • The emergency contraceptive pill (often referred to as 'the morning after pill') - Levonelle or ellaOne.
  • The IUD (also referred to as the copper coil)

The following pharmacies provide free emergency contraception to under-19s:

  • Brand Russell - 280 East Barnet Road, EN4 8TD
  • Boots the Chemist - 788 High Road, North Finchley, N12 9QR
  • Fairview Pharmacy - 295 Burnt Oak Broadway, HA8 5ED
  • Tesco Pharmacy - Colney Hatch, N12 0SH
  • Boots the Chemist - 1263 - 1275 High Road, Whetstone, N20 9HS
  • Boots the Chemist - 142 High Street, Barnet, EN5 5XP
  • Boots the Chemist - Unit 7, Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Station Road, Edgware, HA8 7BD
  • McParland Chemist - 10 The Concourse, Grahame Park Estate, NW9 5XB
  • Gordon Smith Pharmacy - 176 Long Lane, Finchley, N3 2RA
  • Tesco Pharmacy - 21-29 Ballards Lane, Finchley, N3 1XP
  • Charles Sampson - 800 High Road, North Finchley, N12 9QU

You can also access free emergency contraception at sexual health and contraceptive services; get a prescription for the emergency contraceptive pill from your GP; or buy it from a pharmacy.

For more information about the different types of contraception, including emergency contraception, please see the FPA.

Terminating a pregnancy

A termination or abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy. Depending on how many weeks you have been pregnant, the pregnancy is ended either by taking medication or by having a surgical procedure.

If you are considering a termination you can access support via the National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service (NUPAS) in Finchley:

Finchley Pregnancy Advisory Service
Finchley Memorial Hospital
Granville Road N12 0JE
Tel: 0333 044 6666
Email: info@nupas.co.uk

They provide the following services:

  • Abortion information and consultation
  • Early medical abortion (abortion pill)
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Full contraception service
  • Free walk-in chlamydia testing for under-25s

For more information about terminating a pregnancy please see the NHS ChoicesFPABritish Pregnancy Advisory Service or Marie Stopes.

Free HIV tests

Barnet residents who think they may be at risk can visit https://www.test.hiv/ to see if they qualify for a free self-sampling HIV postal test kit. Fill in some basic details to assess your eligibility and follow the instructions to receive your kit.

We support the Do It London campaign to encourage HIV testing and safer sex amongst residents across London.

National sexual health helpline

If you would like to talk to someone about a sexual health problem call free on 0300 123 7123 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 8pm. All calls are confidential and will be treated sensitively.

Individuals will be referred to services if required and a nurse-led service is available.

Sexual health useful links

The following websites provide further helpful information and advice:

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