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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.

Opening Times

Monday

4pm - 6.30pm - Contraception only (under 26)

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

CLOSED

Thursday

4pm - 6.30pm - Contraception (under 26)

4pm - 6.30pm - Sexual Health check ups for people with no symptoms (all ages)

Friday

CLOSED

Saturday

9.30am - 11.30am - Contraception (under 26)

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

(NOT BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS)

Sunday

CLOSED

Who Is Eligible For This Service

Sexual Health Screening is available (see opening times for eligibility)

Contraception is provided for those aged 25 and under.

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:

We will discuss your contraception needs and work with you to provide the best method for your requirements.

Sexual Health screening is not available.

Thursdays:

We will discuss your contraception needs and work with you to provide the best method for your requirements.

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:

We will discuss your contraception needs and work with you to provide the best method for your requirements.

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 normally 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.

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