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West Berkshire Community Hospital

Contact Information

London Road
Thatcham
RG18 3AS

Phone: 0118 322 7202

How Is The Service Provided

This clinic provides a confidential service, this means 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.

This service is 'walk in and wait'.  Depending on your reason for attending the clinic you will be seen by the most appropriate member of staff.  This can mean there may be an extended wait to be seen.

All services are free and there are no prescription charges.

Please note, we endeavour to see everyone, however, if demand is high for any particular clinic we may ask you to return for the next clinic.

UNFORTUNATELY, OUR SATURDAY CLINIC WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Please contact 0118 322 7202 for advice or for an appointment
at the main Florey clinic.
Our clinics on Monday and Thursday now open 3-5pm.

Opening Times

Monday

NEW OPENING TIMES

3pm - 5pm - Young persons service providing Sexual Health testing for people under 18 who have nothing wrong with them (asymptomatic check up)

3pm - 5pm - Treatment provided if you have been told you have chlamydia

3pm - 5pm - Contraception for women aged 25 and under

3pm - 5pm - Emergency contraception for women of any age

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

CLOSED

Thursday

NEW OPENING TIMES

3pm - 5pm - Young persons service providing Sexual Health testing for people under 18 who have nothing wrong with them (asymptomatic check up)

3pm - 5pm - Treatment provided if you have been told you have chlamydia

3pm - 5pm - Contraception for women aged 25 and under

3pm - 5pm - Emergency contraception for women of any age

Friday

CLOSED

Saturday

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

9.30am - 11.30am - Contraception for women aged 25 and under

9.30am - 11.30am - Emergency contraception for women of any age

9.30am - 11.30am - Full Sexual Health screening and treatment provision for people with and without symptoms (all ages)

(NOT BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS)

Sunday

CLOSED

UNFORTUNATELY, OUR SATURDAY CLINIC WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Please contact 0118 322 7202 for advice or for an appointment
at the main Florey clinic.

Who Is Eligible For This Service

Sexual Health Screening is available for people under 18 years old (see opening times for eligibility).

If you are over 18 years old, you can order a home testing kit here

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.

Emergency contraception is available for all.

If you are aged 26 and over and want contraception services, then a referral from your GP will be required.

What Will Happen At Your Appointment

Mondays:

  • Young persons service providing Sexual Health testing for people under 18 years old who have nothing wrong with them (asymptomatic check up)
  • Treatment provided if you have been told you have chlamydia
  • Contraception for women aged 25 and under.  We will discuss your contraception needs and work with you to provide the best method for your requirements
  • Emergency contraception for women of any age
  • Sexual Health screening for over 18's is not available. Please order a test kit here

Thursdays:

  • Young persons service providing Sexual Health testing for people under 18 years old who have nothing wrong with them (asymptomatic check up)
  • Treatment provided if you have been told you have chlamydia 
  • Contraception for women aged 25 and under.  We will discuss your contraception needs and work with you to provide the best method for your requirements
  • Emergency contraception for women of any age
  • Sexual Health screening for over 18's is not available. Please order a test kit here

Sexual Health testing for 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).

Saturdays:

  • Sexual health testing for all (people with and without symptoms, no age limit)
  • Contraception for women aged 25 and under.  We will discuss your contraception needs and work with you to provide the best method for your requirements
  • Emergency contraception for women of any age

 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

Intrauterine devices (IUD) or intrauterine systems (IUS) are only fitted by appointment on a Monday and some Thursday clinics.  If you require this method of contraception then this appointment will be booked for you or you may be asked to attend the main Florey clinic.

Making A Referral

All services are walk in and wait, no referral or appointment required.

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.  Emergency contraception is available regardless of age.

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