Southend Sexual Health Service

Southend Sexual Health Service

Southend Sexual Health Service

We provide free, confidential, non-judgemental service available to the people of Southend regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.

Our expertise means everyone can expect appropriate, effective advice and care to benefit their sexual health. Our clinics are run by a team of doctors, nurses and health advisers, offering the following services:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs) in-clinic and online.
  • HIV testing via ‘Test at Home’ feature, (Finger prick test available at Basildon Clinic).
  • eC-Card Scheme (free condoms for young people).
  • Chlamydia screening.
  • Pregnancy tests.
  • Most forms of contraception.
  • Emergency contraception/morning-after pill.
  • General sexual health advice, counselling and support.

The service runs an appointment only system to ensure people see the most appropriate person for their needs without a significant wait.

Visit their website for more information.


The intelligence centre opening times:

  • Monday to Friday – 8 am to 8 pm (Closed bank holidays).
  • Saturday – 8 am to 1 pm

Call the Intelligence Centre today on 0300 303 2693.


The centre will close at 6pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Clinic opening times will be different, please check the individual clinic information for details.

Out of hours

Seek advice from NHS 111, contact them by telephone on 111 or visiting NHS 111 Online 

We do reserve the right to change the services available and clinic times/days without notice.

Free sexual health and HIV training are available from The Terrence Higgins Trust, book here.