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New community sexual health clinic to open on Valentine’s Day

New community sexual health clinic to open on Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

London’s newest sexual health clinic officially opens its doors on Valentine’s Day (14 February) to help amorous people remain in good health on the most romantic day of the year.
Anyone will be able to pop in to the Silverpoint Medical Centre in Fore Street, Edmonton, and use the “check and go” service for sexually transmitted infections as well as get family planning advice and have access to contraception. The service also provides a young persons’ clinic for those aged 18 and under.  
The clinic at Silverpoint Medical Centre, off Fore Street, Edmonton, is run by the Enfield Clinics Health Organisation (ECHO). It provides free and confidential sexual health screening, treatment and advice as well as family planning services for local people.  
ECHO, which is run by North Middlesex University Hospital on behalf of Enfield Council, already offers a similar sexual health service at the Town Clinic in Burleigh Way, Enfield. 

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Health, Councillor Krystle Fonyonga, said: “This is a new world-class service that will significantly improve the sexual health of the residents of Enfield.  
“We know that this is a subject that many people don’t always feel comfortable discussing but it’s really important to take care of your sexual health.  

“Our new clinic will provide a huge range of services and support for residents to enable them to access the services they need in a confidential and discrete setting.”

North Middlesex University Hospital’s Chief Executive, Maria Kane, said: “We’re delighted to be Enfield Council’s partner and to be extending and improving community sexual health care for local people.” 
The range of services includes:

 walk-in clinics and pre-booked appointments for sexual health problems, symptoms and concerns
 close contact with local GPs and pharmacies to provide more family planning and contraception
 a “check and go” service for sexually transmitted infections 
 tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections
 access to contraception, including pills, injections, implants, coils, and condoms
 4YP clinics for young people 18 and under (on Mondays at the Town Clinic and Wednesdays at Silverpoint, both from 2.30pm to 5.30pm)
 recurrent infections and complex contraception clinics
 information on where to get help if you have been sexually assaulted
 advice if you are pregnant and don’t know what to do
 post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection after a recent exposure.

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