Coronavirus update for sexual health services

We’re making changes to our sexual health and HIV services to help respond to coronavirus and protect our patients, staff and visitors. Learn more on our sexual health page.

About the ARC clinic

We run a confidential sexual health clinic specifically for young people at the Jefferiss Wing.

We have a friendly, supportive team. No appointment is needed, you can just walk in. This is a one-stop comprehensive sexual health service for young people.

ARC @ Jefferiss Wing for under 25s

ARC @ Jefferiss Wing
First floor clinic
St Mary's Hospital 
Praed Street
London W2 1NY


15.00 to 19.00, Tuesdays

Contact information

Phone: 020 3312 1225

If you can’t make it to the ARC clinic during their opening hours, you can visit our main sexual health clinic instead, which is open Monday to Friday.

We offer:

  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia and HIV
  • Full range of contraception including long-acting contraceptive methods, free condoms and emergency contraception
  • Advice about safe sex, pregnancy and abortions

What to expect at your appointment

We will ask you for your name, date of birth, postcode and contact telephone number when you arrive at the clinic.

If you have any health concerns or symptoms, for example an abnormal discharge, then it is important that you let us know so we can plan the most appropriate tests for you.

You should tell us if you’re not happy having an intimate examination. We can talk about other ways of carrying out your tests. For example, you may be able to take a vaginal swab yourself or give a urine sample. You will be offered tests appropriate to your needs (we always recommend testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis). Other tests and vaccinations will be added according to your needs.

Your visit to the ARC clinic will be confidential and we will not share information without your permission. However, if we believe you or others are in serious danger, we may need to speak to others to protect you. We will usually speak to you first if we are going to give information about you.


This service is a self-referral open access service.

For information about services, please contact 020 3312 1225.

Further contact information

Email: imperial.sexualhealth.smh@nhs.neT

Further online resources


General Enquiries
020 3312 1225