Sexual health services in Tower Hamlets are provided through open access ‘one stop shops’ that promote good sexual health and well-being. The majority of sexual health and contraceptive needs can be met at one site, usually by one health professional, in services with extended opening hours and accessible locations.
From prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and control, the services in place aim to reduce HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), provide a choice of contraception and reduce abortions and teenage pregnancy. They also support people who were victims of sexual abuse and rape.
What services are available locally?
Bart’s Health officially launched a new sexual health service called All East.
All East provides free and confidential sexual health services at centres across East London, providing everything from sexual health screenings (including HIV testing) to contraception services. You don't need to book to be seen, but you can pre-book appointments.
Sexual health and substance misuse services for young people
A team of professionals helping young people to take control of their health and make safer, healthier choices. They support to 10-19 year olds who live or study in Tower Hamlets. Also those aged up to 25 if in the care system, have special educational needs or have a disability.
Safe East provides help with:
- substance misuse: information, advice and support
- sex: issues around consent and relationships, contraception, testing and treatment for STIs
Website: Safe East
Tel: 020 3954 0091
Come Correct condom distribution scheme (C-card)
Young people can register onto this pan-London scheme to obtain free condoms. Visit any of the easy access points (EAPs) displaying the Come Correct logo. There are 65 EAPs in the borough.
You're Welcome - young people friendly services
Services which display the You're Welcome logo have met the criteria for providing young people friendly services and helped to improve accessibility.
Reversal service for female genital cutting
(Also known as female genital mutilation – FGM)
Tower Hamlets Contraception and Sexual Health (TH CASH), Mile End Hospital,
Bancroft Road, E1 4DG
020 7377 7870
Provides support services for anyone affected by HIV who receives HIV treatment or lives in East London. HIV rapid testing services also offered on the Positive East website.
Want to know more?
To find out more information about sexual health and contraceptive services available from your GP practice or your local pharmacy, please contact them directly.
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