Services provided at Claremont Medical Centre
The practice provides a full range of sexual health and family planning services, this includes;
advice on free contraception including emergency contraception
- free condoms
- cervical smears
free Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea Screening for young people aged 16 -24 (see below for full info)
- Free HIV screening for all new patients aged 16+
sexual health screening for those patients that think they may have symptoms of Chlamydia, Trichomonas, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, HIV, Herpes, Cystitis, Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis.
The practice does not offer a full contact tracing and Partner Notification service for those patients who test positive for any of the above sexually transmitted infections, but we will refer to services that do provide partner contact.
The above services are provided to any patient across the borough, you do not need to be registered with us to access these services. Just speak to someone on reception about accessing these services.
Sexual Health Services across the borough
In addition to the services provided by the practice, patients can also access services at a number of other locations across the borogh.
A full sexual health service is provided by the Wolverton Centre at Kingston Hospital. You can access their website, see a full list of services and see clinic times by clicking here
The Wolverton Centre also operates a clinic specifically for young people aged 18 years and under called The Point. You can find out more information about the services that they offer by clicking here
Young People's Sexual Health Services across the borough
There are a number of sexual health services available to young people across Kingston as follows;
The Point @ The Wolverton Centre, Kingston Hospital (for patients aged 18 and under) Tel: 020 8974 9331
KU19 @ Hawks Road, Kingston (for patients aged 19 and under) Tel: 020 8549 6323
- KU19 @ YMCA Surbiton, Victoria Road (for patients aged 19 and under) Tel: 020 8549 6323
KU19 @ Hook Centre, Chessington (for patients aged 19 and under) Tel: 020 8549 6323
You can find full details of all these services, plus others available across South West London by clicking here
Information about the C-Card Scheme, a free condom distribution scheme for 13 - 24 year olds can also be found by clicking here
Invitation to receive a FREE Chlamydia test
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection and it is estimated that 1 in 10 sexually active young people (16 – 24) in the UK carry the infection.
Chlamydia can be transmitted through unprotected sex, including anal and oral sex, even mutual touching and sharing of sex toys can spread Chlamydia.
If undiagnosed, Chlamydia can cause infertility problems – being unable to become pregnant. Some of the common symptoms for females include bleeding between periods or after sex; lower abdominal pain; vaginal or urethral discharge. For males common symptoms are pain when passing urine; pain in the testicles; urethral discharge.
However, it is important to remember that a person may have Chlamydia for months or even years and have no symptoms.
You are strongly encouraged to take a Chlamydia test if:
- You have a new sexual partner (you should also encourage them to have a test)
- A recent previous partner has tested positive for Chlamydia
- Once a year to ensure that you stay healthy
Testing is very easy: for men, all you have to do is provide a urine sample in the pot provided, allowing at least a one hour interval since you last passed urine. For women, you will need to provide us with a swab which you can take yourself, one of the doctors or nurses can tell you how to do this. You will also need to provide a contact number to be notified of your results.
Please be assured that any information you supply will remain confidential
If your test results are positive, you will be notified by a trained advisor who will give you support, advice and make an appointment at one of a number of treatment sites. They will also talk to you about the people you have recently had sex with. They might need to be tested and treated to stop them having problems in the future or passing the infection on. We will help you sort this part out. Treatment for Chlamydia is usually a one-dose course of antibiotics.
We would like to invite you for a FREE Chlamydia test. Please contact us on 020 8339 2280 to arrange a time for you to drop-in. Please see the attached leaflet which provides you with some more information about the National Chlamydia Screening programme.
If you are not sexually active, you do not need to be tested.