Sexual Health Screening

All our sexual health consultations include a telephone call back discussion and advice regarding your results. These results can also be emailed on to you upon request.

We recommend not passing urine for 2 hours prior to the consultation and all urine samples to be first-catch urine collections, as this will ensure most accurate sample testing and diagnosis. Should you require or request a prescription for antibiotics our in-house pharmacy will be able to provide appropriate medication for your treatment.

At Pimlico Health Centre, we offer confidential and discreet sexual health screening for peace of mind. We use a private laboratory service to ensure rapid turn around for your clinical tests. Most blood tests and urine test results will be available within 24-48 hours and swab tests can take up to a few days to come back. These results will be discussed with you by the GP and we can also email you a copy of your results upon request.

Our sexual health screening offers different comprehensive packages to ensure appropriate testing and treatment. Our experienced doctors will recommend and discuss the appropriate tests for you alongside treatment and advice. Normally within the NHS, patients tend to wait 1-2 weeks for their results to be discussed with them. Due to the use of private laboratory services we can obtain your results more rapidly for your optimal management and peace of mind.


Screening Options

Sexual Health Package (Comprehensive screening) – £245

This package is our commonest request by patients for full comprehensive screening for sexually transmitted diseases.

Conditions tested for include:

+   HIV 1 & 2 antibodies and p24 antigen                                                  +   Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

+   Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C                                                                         +   Bacterial infections (Swab test)

+   Syphilis                                                                                                       +   Herpes (swab test if indicated)


Sexual Health Package: Option 2 – £195

Conditions tested for include: chlamydia, gonorrhoea and bacterial swab tests.

This package is ideal for patients wanting to test for common infections and have no concern regarding exposure to possible blood-borne infections such as HIV and Hepatitis.

Sexual Health Package: Option 3 – £135

Conditions tested for include: chlamydia and gonorrhoea.

This package is ideal for patients who have symptoms such painful urination or vaginal/penile discharge and want to rule these common bacterial infections. These infections are tested via urine PCR for most accurate testing and results are available within 24 hours of the consultation.

Alternatively if you desire urine testing for chlamydia or gonorrhoea only this can also be provided – Please speak with our team for further information and costings.

Sexual Health Package: Option 4 – £195

Conditions tested for include: HIV, Hepatitis B & C and syphilis blood tests.

The profile is useful for patients concerned regarding possible blood-borne infections. We recommend these blood tests to be undertaken at least 4 weeks after the sexual encounter due to early testing can result negative results due to the timing of body’s natural sero-conversion of these infections. Blood test results will be available within 24 hours of the consultation.

Instant HIV testing:

At the practice, we can offer instant HIV tests – The test will be undertaken by our doctor who will also discuss your presentation, health concerns and address any further recommendations. The test only takes a few minutes but can provide you with peace of mind.

The test assesses for HIV 1 & 2 antibodies present in the body. It is recommended that this test is undertaken at least 4 weeks after a suspected sexual encounter. Alternatively, if there is no recent sexual history exposure risk, the test can still be undertaken for general health assessment. Our doctors will discuss any further testing options if appropriate and indicated. This usually involves a formal laboratory blood test and these results are usually available within 24 hours.

For further information regarding these common infections, please click on the links below: