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CAMISH

Free, confidential sexual health services for people aged 24 and under in Camden and Islington.

Access contraception and emergency contraception, STI testing, free condoms and more.

CAMISH operates a free and confidential service for people aged 24 and under in Camden and Islington, offering sexual health screening, contraception, pregnancy testing and wellbeing support.

CAMISH stands for the Camden and Islington Young People’s Sexual Health network. It is a partnership between Homerton University Hospital, Brook and the Brandon Centre.

Quick access: help and information

Free condoms

C-Card is a free and confidential condom distribution scheme for young people aged between 13-25. One you’re signed up, you’ll be able to get external and internal condoms and lube for free from a number of outlets.

Find out about the C-Card scheme and how to sign up.

STI testing

If you’re aged 24 or under, you can get tested for STIs at any of our clinics for free.

You can also request an STI home test kit online or pick one up from a number of locations. It’s quick, easy and completely confidential.

Find out more about STI testing and treatment.

Get in touch

If you think you need an appointment, or want to talk to someone, you can contact us. Our friendly staff are here to help you with whatever is going on.

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How can CAMISH help me?

At CAMISH, we’re here to help you with all aspects of your sexual health and wellbeing.

Whatever is going on, our friendly team will support you with whatever you need, even if you’re not sure exactly what that is yet. All of our services are free and confidential.

We offer:

  • Free condoms
  • Free testing and treatment for STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas vaginalis, syphilis, HIV and hepatitis
  • Pregnancy testing, advice and referral
  • Free contraception
  • Free emergency contraception such as the emergency pill and long-acting reversible contraception
  • Sex and relationship information and support
  • Signposting to other services
  • Counselling and wellbeing support

Please note

Certain types of contraception are only offered on certain days or at certain clinics, so please call ahead to make sure.
Find out how to get in touch.

Trichomonasis and Hepatitis testing is only available in the Pulse clinics.
Find out more about visiting a Pulse clinic.


Free condoms

The C-Card is a free and confidential condom distribution scheme for young people aged 24 and under living to enable safe and easy access of external condoms, internal condoms and lube.

To access free condoms you will need to register with the scheme by accessing your local C-Card provider.

Once registered, you will be provided with a keyring card that has a unique number and on it to enable you to access condoms more easily as you will be able to present the keyring to any of the services identified on the map below and receive condoms.


Free STI testing

Young people aged 24 and under can access confidential, safe and easy access to testing and treatment for STIs from CAMISH.

You can also get a free STI home test kit from Sexual Health London. Postal kits are sent directly to the address you provide, and you can then send the test back in the free post envelope provided. testing is a simple and non-invasive urine test or vaginal swab that you complete yourself. All results are sent to you confidentially.

Brook recommends testing two weeks after unprotected sex (sex without a condom) to ensure an accurate result.

Please note:

The current testing kits supplied are only suitable for vaginal swabs or urine samples. If you have had unprotected anal or oral sex we recommend that you contact a clinic directly so that we can ensure you are provided with the appropriate testing.

Visiting a clinic

COVID-19 Update

CAMISH services are still running for young people aged 24 and under.

It is important to continue to look after your sexual health and contraception needs during this time. Our services won’t judge you for getting in touch.

Under normal circumstances, all of the below services are open, however some of them are closed until further notice, so please call ahead to find out if they are open.

We usually offer walk-in services at the below venues, however in response to Covid-19 our clinics are following special measures to keep our staff and visitors safe. CAMISH is currently offering phone appointments during which referrals to a face-to-face service will be made if necessary.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

There are five CAMISH sites in Camden and Islington. You can contact them by calling on the numbers below during opening hours.

Brook Euston

Address: 92–94 Chalton St London NW1 1HJ

Opening times:
Monday – Friday, 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, 12pm – 2pm

Contact: 020 7387 8700

Brandon Centre

Address:
26 Prince of Wales Rd London NW5 3LG

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday, 10.30am – 5.30pm

Contact: 020 7267 4792 / 07451 288524 (text only)
contraception@brandoncentre.org.uk

Visit the Brandon Centre website

Pulse N7

Address: 164 Holloway Rd, London N7 8DD

Opening times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 12pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday, 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Saturday (phone service only), 12pm – 2pm

Contact: 020 7527 1300  

Pulse @ LIFT

Address: 45 White Lion Street, Islington N1 9PW 

Opening times:
Monday & Wednesday, 3pm – 9pm

Contact: 020 7527 7030 

Visit the Lift website

Pulse @ the Hive

Address:

18 Harben Parade, Finchley Rd NW3 6JP  

Opening times:
Thursday, 3pm – 8pm

Contact: 020 3198 0520 

Feedback from service users

It felt like a safe place and open to talk about sex and the desire to want to have sex. I didn’t feel judged at all, but empowered instead.

Brook Euston

Everyone is so friendly and helpful! It’s so reassuring to know that there are always people here to help and support you when you need.

The Brandon Centre

Pulse N7 is a really helpful and a great clinic centre, I like to come here because I feel comfortable with the staff.

Pulse N7

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