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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 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.

Opening Times

Monday

7am - 7pm - All services

4pm - 6.30pm - LGBT+ clinic

Tuesday

7am - 7pm - All services

Wednesday

7am - 7pm - All services

8am - 10am - Gauge clinic for men who have sex with men

Thursday

7am - 8am - All services

8am - 9am - CLOSED

9am - 7pm - All services

Friday

7am - 7pm - All services

Saturday

9.30am - 11.30am - All services

(NOT BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS)

Sunday CLOSED

 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.

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. 

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

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

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

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.

Results from all tests are available within 14 working days and are normally 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 19 abc buses.
  • Men, please do not pass urine 1 hour before attending our clinics.
  • We provide specialist clinics every Monday 4.00 - 6.30pm for our LGBT+ community, and every Wednesday 8.00 - 10.00am for MSM. You are welcome though, to attend the clinic at any time.

Making A Referral

All services are walk in, 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.