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Monkeypox

There has recently been an increase in monkeypox cases within the UK, however the risk of catching it remains low. Monkeypox can affect anyone; however the majority of monkeypox cases in the UK continue to be in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), with the infection being passed on mainly through close contact between people in interconnected sexual networks. Therefore, these groups in particular are advised to be aware of the symptoms, especially any new rashes or lesions on any part of their body. If you have symptoms of monkeypox please contact a sexual health service or call NHS 111. For more information, please visit nhs.uk.

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Florey Clinic

Contact Information

21A Craven Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5AN

Phone: 0118 322 7202

How Is The Service Provided

The Online Hub to book appointments at the Florey Clinic is working intermittently. Appointments for appointments are released daily at 8am. Please try and book via: Lilie Hub 

Monkeypox vaccine update
Currently the Florey Clinic is only able to offer the vaccine to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) or staff who work on ‘sex on premises’ venues.

We currently have smallpox vaccines available on the following days (Please book via: Lilie Hub:
Tuesday 22nd November
Thursday 24th November
Friday 25th November
Monday 28th November
Tuesday 29th November
Friday 2nd December
Please book in via: Lilie Hub 
Please note: If you attempt to book in the monkey pox vaccine clinic but are not eligible for the vaccine we will cancel your appointment. 


The Florey clinic provides a free, confidential, integrated sexual health service in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire providing a one stop shop for your sexual health and contraception needs. We won't share any information you give us with anyone outside the clinic without your permission unless we are worried about your safety.

The clinic is staffed by both male and female doctors and nurses who undertake assessments and examinations. Depending on your needs you may need to see more than one member of staff during your attendance.

Sex is a normal part of most people's lives. Whatever your sexuality or preference we are not here to judge but to help inform your choices and to support you to remain healthy.

All services are free and there are no prescription charges.

Monkeypox vaccinations: we are currently contacting people for their vaccinations as we receive a supply. Please do not contact the service regarding vaccinations we will contact you as we are able to offer this service. Thank you for your understanding.



We are currently operating a telephone triage system and anybody requiring support will need to call us on 0118 322 7202 between 9.30am-4.30pmThe phone lines can be extremely busy - please be patient.  During periods of very high demand we may ask you to call back at another time.
 
Currently we are unable to provide an email service, we apologise for any inconvenience this will cause. Please contact the clinic on the above telephone number.

Please be assured that should you require to be seen in a clinic for any urgent need then capacity will be available to see you safely

Due to hospital restrictions you will be unable to access the clinic waiting room until your appointment time and will be asked to wait outside.  Please note that we are only able to allow patients into the clinic.  Friends or relatives will be asked to wait outside. These measures will help us protect the health and safety of both patients and staff and we thank you for your cooperation

Patients who are HIV positive, please call as normal and a member of the team will contact you regarding your care

.PLEASE CONTINUE TO REFER TO THIS WEBSITE BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR APPOINTMENT - AS CLINICS MAY CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE.


Apologies the Florey Clinic is closed on bank holidays and will be closed on Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Home testing kits are available

These test for the 4 most common STI’s (Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV).

These kits are available to people aged 18 years and over who have no symptoms and live in the West of Berkshire 

We are currently unable to offer a blood test in the home testing kit and apologise for this inconvenience.  
 

Opening Times

 

Monday

PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Tuesday

PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Wednesday

PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Thursday

PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Friday

PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Saturday

CLOSED

Sunday CLOSED

Who Is Eligible For This Service

Sexual Health Screening is available for all.
Emergency contraception is available for all.
Contraception is provided for women aged 25 and under.  Some methods of contraception may require a second visit for fitting or insertion.  You will be given an appointment for this during your first visit.  Please be aware that this second visit may be at a different location.
If you are aged 26 and over and want contraception services, then a referral from your GP will be required.
We also provide on-going care and treatment for people living with HIV.

What Will Happen At Your Appointment

People with no symptoms: Men usually just need to provide a urine sample. Women usually just need to take their own vaginal swab.

Routine blood tests are taken for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis (if indicated).

People with symptoms: A full genital examination will be undertaken. For women this includes an internal examination. Various swabs may be taken during this examination as required to provide the best possible care. Depending on what is seen, treatment may be provided during this initial attendance.

Routine blood tests are taken for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis (if indicated).

Results from all tests are available after 10 working days and are sent via text message.

Useful Information For Patients

  • You will be called by a clinician from the waiting room by your first name. Please note that you will not necessarily be called in arrival order as there are different clinics running at the same time and some patients may have appointments for these clinics.
  • There is no parking outside the clinic. Car users should use the hospital multi story car park opposite the clinic.
  • The clinic is served by the number 3 leopard, 9 scarlet and 19A/B/C buses.
  • Men, please do not pass urine 1 hour before attending our clinics.
  • We are closed Wednesdays 11.00am - 13.00pm for staff training.

Making A Referral

If you are a woman aged 26 or over and would like contraception we are unable to provide this for you without a referral letter from your GP. We are only able to accept referrals if they meet a certain criteria. Emergency contraception is available regardless of age.

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