Coronavirus update for HIV services

Our hospitals are making changes to help respond to coronavirus and protect our patients, staff and visitors.

Key updates for people who use HIV services at the Jefferiss Wing are as follows:

  • Access to HIV services is via phone consultation only. Call 020 3312 3405 or 020 3312 3406 to book an appointment
  • The Wharfside Clinic is not offering a walk-in service until further notice
  • our phone service will be available for appointments Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.00, including bank holidays
  • If you have an appointment, a doctor or nurse will call you as soon as possible to arrange a medication supply
  • We will not offer blood tests for most patients.
  • Please do not come into our clinics unless we have advised you to do so after a phone consultation
  • If you are advised to come to the Jefferiss Wing following a phone consultation, please note that access will be via the 'green zone'. Follow the 'green zone' signage to the back entrance of the Jefferiss wing. Ring 020 3312 6614 on arrival and a member of the Jefferiss wing team will let you into the building. Please do not enter the front entrance of the Jefferiss wing.
  • If you have a health concern related to your HIV status or need medication urgently, please call our emergency clinic at 020 3312 5253
  • Unfortunately, you will not be able to sign up for home delivery of medication at this time if you are not already registered for that service
  • Consult the British HIV Association for up-to-date information for people living with HIV

If you would like a telephone consultation and do not have a routine appointment arranged already:

  • Call 020 3312 3405 or 020 3312 3406 to book an appointment
  • Alternatively, email to book your appointment
  • Your appointment will be a phone consultation – your doctor or nurse will call you on the day of your appointment


The Wharfside clinic at St Mary's Hospital is one of the largest HIV clinics in the UK and has a full range of general and specialist HIV services and support services for people living with HIV.

Any patient with HIV is able to register to receive care at the Wharfside clinic. You can either book an appointment by calling 020 3312 1225 or drop in to register and book the next available appointment. If you drop in we will normally do an initial blood test at the same time. If you need to change or cancel an appointment, you can email

Specialist HIV clinics

Wharfside clinic opening times

The Wharfside clinic is open Monday to Friday at the following times, with the exception of bank holidays. You can also get blood tests done at the clinic without an appointment until the times indicated below:


09.00 to 19.30

Last blood tests: 19.00


09.00 to 18.00

Last blood tests: 17.30


11.45 to 18.00

Last blood tests: 17.30


08.30 to 17.30

Last blood tests: 17.00


09.00 to 17.00

Last blood tests: 13.30

We also run a number of specialist HIV clinics within the Wharfside. All clinics are based in the Jefferiss Wing at St Mary’s Hospital and can be contacted by calling 020 3312 3405 or 020 3312 3406.


Wharfside clinic
Jefferiss Wing
St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
London W2 1NY

Conditions and treatments

Specialist HIV and related services we offer include:

  • hepatitis B and C
  • hepatitis co-infection
  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • metabolic disorders
  • specialist adolescent HIV service
  • HIV-related neurological disorders
  • family HIV clinic
  • pre-conception counselling
  • antenatal clinic
  • psychiatric liaison service
  • high-resolution anoscopy
  • ophthalmic conditions
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • peer support
  • harm reduction
  • a follow-up clinic for post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV
  • HIV viral load testing
  • genotypic resistance testing
  • tropism testing
  • CD4 cell counts
  • hepatitis serology and molecular testing
  • cervical cytology and anal cytology

Additional information

Many of our consultants are renowned experts in their field:

  • Dr Sarah Fidler is a leading researcher in primary HIV infection
  • Dr Nicola Mackie is one of the UK's leading HIV resistance experts
  • Dr Alan Winston is a leading researcher in neurological complications of HIV
  • Professor Graham Taylor is a leading researcher in the management of HIV in pregnancy

The clinic is closely linked with the Imperial College London Clinical Trials Centre for Sexual Health and provides opportunities for patients to participate in research into HIV treatments, complications and cure.

Education and elective placements

We offer elective placements for medical students interested in sexual health and HIV. For further information please contact:

Professor Graham Taylor, clinical lead

Further online resources

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From the first friendly and sensitive call with the staff nurse to the minute I stepped into the unit I have only experienced the best of service. Everyone is friendly, discreet and professional. I would certainly recommend this hospital to anyone.