GUM clinic

Sexual Health GUM (Genitourinary Medicine) Clinic

If you have no symptoms or mild symptoms, such as burning when you pee, order a home STI testing kit. Please see below for what to do depending on where you live:

Bromley and most other London boroughs: visit the Sexual Health London website (the kit will be delivered discreetly to your home and you will get your results within four days).

Croydon: visit the Croydon Sexual Health website.

Bexley or Greenwich: visit the Check Urself website.

Book an appointment for a telephone call-back through the telephone consultation booking page to speak to one of the clinicians for sexual health-related concerns, including if you:

– have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infections such as penile or vaginal discharge

– have noticed a rash or lumps/bumps around your genitals

– are worried about your sex life, relationships or drug use and want to access our wellbeing services

– have a flare up of genital herpes

– would like to discuss Hepatitis B or HPV vaccination

The clinician will support you with advice to manage your concerns and may book you in for an appointment in clinic if needed. You can also contact the reception team directly for an appointment on 01689 866622 during our usual opening hours.

The emergency walk-in service can be used during usual opening hours (as below) if you:

– have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours

– have had unprotected sex in the last 120 hours and need emergency contraception (emergency contraception is also available from local pharmacies)

– have been sexually assaulted or are feeling unsafe (if the sexual assault has happened recently, you can also get help from The Havens, specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted)

– have learning difficulties

– are 17 or younger

– have new lower abdominal pain

– have a new pain or swelling of your testicles

– have painful genital ulcers, blisters or cuts

For GPs and referrers

Patients can self-refer to King’s.

GPs and other health professionals can refer by emailing Send one referral per email and include patient and GP practice details.

Where to find us

Beckenham Beacon
379-397 Croydon Road

  • Screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV
  • Treatment and contact tracing
  • HIV treatment and care
  • Emergency contraception
  • Condom distribution
  • Advice on safer sex and avoiding STIs

Opening hours

We open 15 minutes before the clinic times listed, to allow you to register:

Monday: 9am – 4.15pm

Tuesday: 11am – 6.15pm

Wednesday: 12pm – 6.15pm

Thursday: 8am – 3.15pm

Friday: 8am -3.15pm

We are closed on weekends and bank (public) holidays.

Beckenham Beacon

395 Croydon Road
Kent BR3 3QL

Main reception
Tel: 01689 866622

HIV clinic (appointment only)

Monday: 2pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday: 2pm – 4pm

We also offer sexual health and HIV services at Camberwell Sexual Health Centre and the Caldecot Centre.