The Department of Sexual Health is at 21a Craven Road, Reading. It combines Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) and Contraceptive Services (Family Planning).
The clinic will be closed for staff training every Thursday from 8am to 9am. Only very urgent cases will be seen by the senior nurse on duty.
Please note that we are closed on all Bank and Public Holidays
We will endeavour to see everyone. However, if between 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. attendance is high we may ask you to return the next day.
Please note: All male patients are required NOT to pass urine for at least 60 minutes prior to seeing the doctor or nurse. This is espically important for Chlamydia testing.
(Not open on the Saturday immediately before Bank/Public holidays)
This is a pilot project providing a comprehensive sexual health screening service for men who have sex with men. The service includes tests for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B and C as well as vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B, free treatment and advice.
No appointments are needed for these walk-in clinics.
Sessions planned are:
The Gauge Clinics will be at the Department of Sexual Health, 21a Craven Road, Reading RG1 5AN
Emergency contraception is available to patients of all ages. If you require emergency contraception call in to any of the 'walk-in' clinics, Monday to Friday 7 am – 7 pm.
If you require contraceptive services you should make an appointment with your GP. If he or she is unable to help you we have several specialist clinics that they may refer you to. These clinics are by appointment only.
If you have run out of pills and are unable to get an appointment with your GP, we will be happy to issue you with three month’s supply.
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
21a Craven Road
0118 322 7202