GUM/Sexual Health - Clare Simpson Clinic
- What services we offer
- Introducing Virtual Queuing System (VQS) at Edgware Community Hospital
- Clinic times at Barnet Hospital
- Clinic times at Edgware Community Hospital
- How to reserve a time slot to visit the Clare Simpson Clinic
- What if my problem is urgent?
Clare Simpson Clinic Barnet
Telephone: 020 8216 4110
Clare Simpson Clinic Edgware
Telephone: 020 8731 2200
Please note at very busy clinic times phones will be reverted to voicemail, please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible.
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Please note Clare Simpson Clinic Barnet is situated 100 meters from the main hospital, on the junction of Wellhouse Lane and Wood Street. We are no longer situated in the main hospital.
Clare Simpson Clinic provides free, confidential advice, tests for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. This is an open access service so you do not need to be referred by your doctor or other healthcare professional. We understand how embarrassing it may feel to come to our clinic and are trained to give you care and attention of the highest quality. We consider it important that you are treated with dignity and respect and our aim is to provide a non-judgmental service.
We provide a full range of contraception including emergency contraception.
We have specialised clinics for Men, Young People and Sex Workers.
Our Health Advisors provide psychological support and/or advice regarding external counselling where necessary. We provide an in-house psychologist at our Barnet clinic; this service is available via referral from Clare Simpson clinic staff.
Currently we are unable to offer a Psychosexual service at Clare Simpson Clinic, if you feel you need this service please discuss with your GP.
We have a Text based booking system within our morning clinics and appointments are available at other times throughout the week at Barnet. We will no longer be holding Morning Walk in clinics at Barnet.
The clinic notes and computer system are separate from the rest of the hospital. All information given within the clinic is treated in strict confidence.
Clare Simpson Clinic Edgware introduced the texting service in April 2013. This means that you will now be able to text to reserve a time slot within the Nurse led clinics (No Doctor available) at Edgware; however we will still be accepting walk in patients until further notice. Please see below for our weekly timetable and instructions of how to use this service.
09:00 - 11:30 Reserve a slot via text (VQS)
09:30 - 12:00 Contraception clinic (appointment only Dr led)
14:00 – 17:00 Appointment only
16:30 – 18:30 Reserve a slot via text in our Men's clinic (VQS)
09:00 – 13:00 Appointment only
14:00 – 17:00 Appointment only
17:00 – 19:30 Appointment only (Nurse Led)
09:00 – 11:30 Reserve a slot via text (VQS)
15:30 – 18:00 Reserve a slot via text in our Young Persons, 25 and under Clinic (VQS)
09:00 – 11:30 Reserve a slot via text (VQS) (Doctor’s not available until 09:30am)
14:00 – 16:30 Appointment only (Doctor Led)
14:30 – 19:30 Appointment only (Nurse Led)
17:00 – 19:30 Appointment only (Doctor Led)
09:00 – 11:30 Reserve a slot via text (VQS)
09:00 – 11:30 Contraception Clinic (appointment only Nurse Led)
For morning clinics and Young Persons clinic on a Wednesday afternoon doors open 15 minutes before the start of clinic to allow for registering new patients
11:00 – 13:00 Reserve a slot via text in our Nurse Led Clinic (VQS) (Limited walk-in clinic)
16:00 – 18:00 Reserve a slot via text in our Nurse Led Clinic (VQS) (Limited walk-in clinic)
09:00 – 11:00 Reserve a slot via text in our Nurse Led Clinic (VQS) (Limited walk-in clinic)
10:00 – 12:00 Reserve a slot via text in our Nurse Led Clinic (VQS)
Doors will open 15 minutes before the start of the Edgware clinics to allow for registering new patients
Reserving a time slot to see us is a hassle-free way of seeing our sexual health team within our morning clinics, men's clinic and YPC at Barnet and morning clinics and YPC at Edgware. Unfortunately it is not an exact appointment time but we aim to see you as near to the start of your time slot as possible. Time slots are limited and fill up quickly, if there are no spaces available you will be put on to a 'Wait list'. If a space becomes available you will receive a text and will have 10 minutes to respond to it. If you are texting outside of the reserving a time slot opening hours you may be asked to repeat your request for a slot the next day.
Please arrive at the clinic 15 minutes before your allotted time slot to enable us to register you.
Please note you'll be charged at your standard mobile network rate for sending texts. It's free to receive texts from us. Reserving a time slot is open from 7:00pm the night before a clinic.
To reserve a slot within our Morning clinics on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 09:00 - 11:30 text BGH SLOT to 07537410178. You will receive a text message giving you the first available slot. You also now have the option to book a time slot within a specific time frame, please text BGH SLOT before (enter your time) or BGH SLOT after (enter your time) i.e. BGH SLOT before 10am.
To reserve a slot within the Men only clinic on a Monday evening text MEVE SLOT to 07537410178. If you would like to choose a time slot within a specific time frame, please text MEVE SLOT before (enter your time) or MEVE SLOT after (enter your time)
To reserve a slot within the Young Persons, age 25 and under, clinic on a Wednesday evening text BYPC SLOT to 07537410178. If you would like to choose a time slot within a specific time frame, please text BYPC SLOT before (enter your time) or BYPC SLOT after (enter your time)
To reserve a time slot within our Monday morning clinic, 11:00 – 13:00, Thursday morning clinic, 09:00 – 11:00 and Saturday morning clinic 10:00 – 12:00, text EDG SLOT to 07537410178. You will receive a text message giving you the first available slot. You also have the option to book a time slot within a specific time frame, please text EDG SLOT before (enter your time) or EDG SLOT after (enter your time) i.e. for a Monday afternoon clinic text EDG SLOT before 1:00pm
To reserve a slot within our Afternoon clinic on a Monday evening 16:00 – 18:00 text EYPC SLOT to 07537410178. If you would like to choose a time slot within a specific time frame, please text EYPC SLOT before (enter your time) or EYPC SLOT after (enter your time)
Please eat and drink as normal before attending the clinic, you are not required to fast for any of the tests we do.
Men - please do not pass urine for 2 hours before your visit to clinic.
We aim to see, treat and discharge you within two hours of your time slot. However at very busy times, it may be longer.
If you have been asked to make a follow-up appointment from a recent visit please contact the clinic below:
Clare Simpson Clinic Barnet on 020 8216 4110 (Please note at very busy clinic times phones will be reverted to voicemail, please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible)
Clare Simpson Clinic Edgware (Clinic hours only) 0208 731 2200 (Please note there is no facility to leave a voicemail)
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think you need to be seen urgently and we do not have any appointments available or you are unable to reserve a time slot, please let the receptionist know and they will ask a member of the clinical team to discuss your case with you. They will assess you and arrange for you to be seen according to the urgency of your problem.
Please note that if your problem is not deemed to be urgent you may be asked to re-attend another day or be given an appointment.
If we are closed and you require immediate help, please call NHS Direct: 111 or visit www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk.
You can park in the main hospital, please follow the link for prices http://www.bcf.nhs.uk/about_us/travel_info/barnet
Alternatively there are free spaces on Woodstreet.
There are also disabled parking bays nearby on Woodstreet. Please follow the link for information on parking with a blue badge in the London Borough of Barnet http://www.barnet.gov.uk/info/274/blue_badge_parking_permits/378/blue_badge_parking_permits
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