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Sexual Health Service

COMING SOON . . . in order to reduce waiting times, the Specialist Sexual Health Garden clinic service will be providing the vast majority of their appointments via an online booking system.

We can provide you help and advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections and any other sexual health problems.

We offer a free, confidential and non-judgemental service which aims to solve your sexual health problems in the first visit.

We hope to see everyone, but if demand is high you may need to return for the next clinic.

Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) are infections that can be transferred from person to person through unprotected sex and, with some infections, through oral sex.
Our clinics can help you with:

  • Chlamydia
  • Epididymo-orchitis
  • Genital herpes
  • Genital warts
  • Gonorrhoea
  • HIV (PEP and PrEP)
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Non-specific urethritis
  • Pubic lice
  • Syphilis
  • Thrush
  • Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)

Find out about STI’s on the Safe Sex Berkshire website

We can help you with a range of contraception to prevent pregnancy and the spread of STI’s, including:

  • Caps
  • Combined pill
  • Condoms (female)
  • Condoms (male)
  • Contraceptive implant
  • Contraceptive injection
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Diaphragms
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Intrauterine system (IUS)
  • Natural family planning
  • Progesterone only pill
  • Vaginal ring
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male sterilisation (vasectomy)

Find out about contraception on the Safe Sex Berkshire website

If you think you might be pregnant, you can take a home pregnancy test on the first day of your missed period or three weeks after having unprotected sex.

We can also do pregnancy testing for you in any of our clinics and help you make an informed decision about continuing with your pregnancy, ending your pregnancy or adoption/fostering.

You can visit one of our Garden Clinics without booking an appointment. 

If you're signposted to us by your GP, please bring a referral letter as this can help speed up your treatment.

The Garden Clinic

Upton Hospital
Albert Street

Phone number  0300 365 7777

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Walk in 12pm - 2.30pm    8.30am - 4pm   

8.30am - 11.30am


3.30pm - 5.30pm

Young people's clinic (under 18's)

8.30am - 11.30am  8.30am - 3.30pm 
Appointment only 5pm - 7pm     1pm - 4pm -

As we offer the walk-in clinics at certain times in the week, it can get quite busy and we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to see everyone. If you need help with routine contraception, we encourage you to contact your GP. 

Please note that we don’t provide smear tests (cervical screening). You GP can talk to you about this, and book an appointment.

The Garden Clinic (Community Health Clinic)

St Marks Hospital
St Marks Road

Phone number 0300 365 7777

Appointment only 5pm - 7pm


The Garden Clinic

Skimped Hill Health Centre
Skimped Hill Lane
RG12 1LH

Phone number 01344 458118

  Monday Thursday
Walk in (for under 18's) - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Appointment only 11am - 7pm 10am - 12pm