Young people's sexual health services
Sexual health and contraceptive services
Central and North-West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), Sexual Health Services provider for Barnet have now resumed sexual health services at the following clinics.
Address: Sexual Health Clinic, Lower Ground Floor, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AD
- Monday: 8.30am to 3pm
- Tuesday: 12.30am to 7pm
- Wednesday: 8.30am to 3pm (the clinic is closed from1pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month)
- Thursday: 12.30pm to 7pm
- Friday: 8.30am to 3pm
We are not open on bank holidays.
Address: Vale Drive, Barnet EN5 2ED
- Monday: 8.30am to 3pm
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 12.30pm to 7pm (the clinic is closed between 1pm and 4.30pm for training on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month)
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday: Closed
We are not open on bank holidays.
CNWL are also offering urgent care for Emergency Hormonal Contraception and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Under 18s services.
How we are keeping you safe
Due to COVID-19, CNWL continue to provide telephone assessments for patients and if medically indicated, they will offer a booked face-to-face appointment in the clinic for:
CNWL have put in place strict social distancing measures and, all patients are assessed for COVID-19 symptoms on the telephone.
Patients who attend the clinic are also assessed at the door for COVID-19 symptoms (high temperature; a new, continuous cough; loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste).
While in the clinic all patients and staff wear surgical masks/PPE as appropriate.
CNWL website has information about how Barnet residents can access CNWL’s Sexual Health, HIV and Hepatitis services during this period of reduced service delivery.
CNWL and Barnet Council will continue to monitor the situation which is changing daily and we will keep this website updated if there are any more changes.
Visit the Sexual Health website for more details.
The Bridge Sexual Health Service
The Bridge Sexual Health Service for people with learning disabilities and autism has opened two new clinics in Barnet at Edgware Community Hospital and Vale Drive Primary Care Centre.
This specialised service offers support and advice on sex, relationships and pregnancy to people in the Borough who are aged over 16 and may find it difficult to attend a clinic and discuss their sexual health needs or concerns in a regular appointment.
The service also offers free condoms and contraception and tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.
Call to book an appointment with Justine on 07738 261 319.
Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC)
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:
- emergency contraceptive pill (often referred to as 'the morning after pill'); Levonelle or ellaOne.
- IUD (also referred to as the copper coil).
In addition to the CNWL in-clinic Emergency Hormonal Contraception, Barnet Council has commissioned secondary Emergency Hormonal Contraception services from community pharmacy providers in Barnet.
The service launch date was 17 August 2020.
Women below the age of 25 years in Barnet, now have access to the below commissioned Barnet EHC service activity:
- Levonorgesterel (POM) supplied
- Ulipristal acetate (POM) supplied
- Levonelle (P) supplied
- EllaOne (P) supplied
CNWL, on behalf of Barnet Council have sub-contracted the following 15 Community Pharmacies for delivery of the new Barnet EHC service.
More information about the different types of contraception, including emergency contraception, on the FPA web page about contraception
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.
Brook Sexual Health and Healthy Relationship Service for Young People
Brook are free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing experts. Brook is still operational during COVID-19 services have gone online and over the phone.
The Brook service in Barnet offer free:
- Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) workshops for young people
- training for staff in sexual health and relationships
- a 1 to 1 service for young people
- condom distribution for young people under 25.
You can find more information on Brook services
For professionals: please contact: Jane.O'Neill to enquire and to book online or telephone workshops and training.
For young people: we have information on sexual health and relationships on the Brook website.
Free online testing for HIV and STIs
Barnet residents aged 16 and over who think they may be at risk of HIV or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can visit the Sexual Health London website to find out if they qualify for a free home STI testing kit. Fill in some basic details to assess your eligibility and follow the instructions to receive your kit.
The service provides testing for a range of sexually transmitted infections including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C via samples you can collect at home.
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 Memorial Hospital
Granville Road N12 0JE
Tel: 0333 044 6666
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 visit:
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: