Archway Centre for Sexual Health and Contraceptive Care

Address:
681-689 Holloway Road
Archway, London, N19 5SE
United Kingdom

Telephone:
020 3317 5252

 

Archway Centre is a sexual and reproductive health (GUM) clinic offering a range of free, confidential services, including contraceptive services and STI and HIV testing.

The centre offers services to men and women, as well as young people aged under 20.

Quick Check Testing Service

Available for men and women who have no symptoms and wish to have a check up for sexually transmitted infections only.

A Quick Check appointment includes testing for: 

  • Chlamydia and gonorrhoea
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis (If indicated)

You will be offered all tests suitable to someone without symptoms

After you complete a self-assessment, a healthcare support worker will check and process the following tests: a urine test for men, a self-taken vaginal swab for women, a blood test and an instant HIV test result.   You will not be seen by a doctor or a nurse.

If your test results are negative we will send them to you by text message in 7-10 days.

If you have an infection or we need to repeat one of your tests or obtain further information we will contact you to return to the service.

If you have any symptoms, need treatment or require contraception and book an appointment in the Quick Check Service you will be asked to re-book into the next available appropriate appointment.

Click here to book online for a Quick Check appointment 

Sexual health or contraception service 

Available for people who have symptoms, need treatment or require contraception - We offer a range of free, confidential services, including contraception services and STI and HIV testing

To make an appointment telephone 020 3317 5252.
If you think you need to be seen urgently, please discuss this with the receptionist

No appointment is necessary if:

  • You need emergency contraception
  • You need post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual exposure to HIV (PEPSE) You have been sexually assaulted You are aged under 16 years
  • You will be seen by a doctor or a nurse in this appointment.

If your test results are negative we will send them to you by text message in 7-10 days.
If you have an infection or we need to repeat one of your tests or obtain further information we will contact you to return to the service.

Clinic times

Telephone the clinic to make an appointment for sexual health or contraceptive services. Please arrive ten minutes prior to your appointment time. 

Monday 09:00-18:15
Tuesday 09:00-18:15
Wednesday 13:30-18:15
Thursday 09:00-19:15
Friday 09:00-15:15
Saturday 09:00-11:00 (contraception only) 

Young person’s sexual health clinic (under 20s)

Our sexual health clinic for young people (aged under 20) provides a full range of sexual health and contraception services.

Clinic times

You don’t need to make an appointment, but spaces are limited.
Monday 15:00-16:30
Tuesday 15:00-16:30
Wednesday 15:00-16:30
Thursday 15:00-16:30

Make an appointment

To make an appointment, phone 020 3317 5252. If you think you need to be seen urgently, please discuss this with the receptionist.

No appointment is necessary if:

  • You need emergency contraception
  • You need post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual exposure to HIV (PEPSE)
  • You have been sexually assaulted
  • You are aged under 16 years

Alcohol and Drugs support

We offer a drop in session at Archway with IDASS (the Islington Drug and Alcohol Specialist Service) on Thursdays, 4pm to 7pm, for anyone with questions or concerns about their alcohol or drug use.

Transport information

Bus: C11, W5, 4, 10, 17, 41, 43, 134, 135, 143, 210, 263, 271
Rail: Upper Holloway
Tube: Archway (Northern Line)
Parking: parking meters nearby (limited to two hours; appointment times may be 60-90 minutes)

Fertility awareness sessions