Using this service
From 27 September 2016 the Beckenham Beacon clinic will move from the Outpatients department to the Sexual Health department, Beckenham Beacon Hospital.
Clinics are confidential. We are happy to see people alone, or with a friend or partner.
Once you have registered with us, you can attend any of our clinics for your contraception needs or advice.
We can offer a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter or an interpreter service for non-English speaking patients. This requires advance booking to try and guarantee that an interpreter will be available.
In the interest of safety, young children must be accompanied at all times by an adult, or placed in a pram during consultations.
It is possible you will have to wait if the clinic is busy. We close our doors once we have reached the number of people we can safely see although you will always be seen if your visit is for emergency contraception.
Who this service is for
Anyone can use the service (including those under 16). We can offer advice on all methods of contraception (including emergency) and these can be prescribed or given if they are appropriate for you.
If you have an unplanned pregnancy we can help you with advice or a referral for further help. Additionally we offer vasectomy counselling and operations (these require a GP referral letter).
For sexually transmitted infection (STI) please refer to the tab on the left.
People of all ages can attend our clinics, with the exception of Bromley Young People’s clinic which is for people up to the age of 25 years.
You do not need a referral from your doctor (GP) for the walk-in clinics – simply turn up and wait to be seen. Clinics can get very busy, so you may need to wait for some time to be seen – however we will try to keep you up to date on the length of your wait.
Procedures for which you will need an appointment
You will need to visit a walk-in clinic prior to booking one of these appointments.
- IUD/IUS (coil) insertion
- Contraceptive implant removal
- Contraceptive implant fit
If you would prefer a telephone consultation prior to a procedure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a referral form.
You will need a referal to this service by your GP.
These appointments are at Beckenham Beacon on a Tuesday evening.
It is helpful if you know the name of any medication you are you using.
If you’re coming to the clinic for emergency contraception please let the receptionist know as we will always make the time to see you.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
We can offer testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea only as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme to under 25’s. We can provide treatment for Chlamydia but treatment for Gonorrhoea is only available from the sexual health clinic at the Beckenham Beacon.
We are not able to offer a full sexual health check-up. For testing or treatment you will need to visit the sexual health clinic at the Beckenham Beacon.
If you are having a coil fitted you may find this information helpful.
Other guidance from the Family Planning Association
Find out about the different types of contraception, how they work and where to get them, including the injection, IUD, pill and condoms. Read more…
Other information and advice
Sexual health and STI testing clinics
Sexual health treatment and advice to both men and women.
Information and advice for women who have an unplanned pregnancy – bpas works in partnership with the NHS.
Provides information, advice and support to all people across the UK on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships.
Provides sexual and reproductive healthcare in partnership with NHS.
Contraception and Reproductive Health
We asked you whether you would recommend our Contraception and reproductive health service to your family and friends. As you can see from the chart above, 100% of you said you would be extremely likely or likely to do this if family or friends needed similar care or treatment (January to March 2015).
We asked you if you would recommend the Vasectomy Service to friends and family if they required similar treatment. As you can see from the chart above 100% of you said that you were either likely or extremely likely to do so. (January to September 2015)