Private Sexual Health Chelsea

Rapid and Discreet STD Testing

Private Sexual Health Clinic in Chelsea

Are you concerned about your sexual health and seeking STD testing in Chelsea? Our private sexual health clinic offers STI checks and private STD testing services, providing you with rapid results and peace of mind.

At our clinic, we understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion. Our experienced healthcare professionals offer private STD screenings in a comfortable and supportive environment, ensuring your comfort and privacy throughout the process.

Sexual health can sometimes be a bit of a taboo subject for many patients, however it is a highly important aspect of your health and well being, and if any infections go untreated this can cause further damaging health issues.
Here are Chelsea Pharmacy Medical Clinic, our specialists can conduct a variety of sexual health tests which include consultation with the doctor who will take the sample and follow up with a personal phone call at your convenience to discuss your results.


Sexual and Reproductive Health Checks​

If you are sexually active, it’s important you visit a doctor regularly to have sexual health checks, even if you feel nervous about it. Remember that you’re not alone in feeling this way. At the check-ups, you’ll be able to discuss your sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.  Anyone who is sexually active should have sexual health check-ups, but how often and when depends on your lifestyle and sexual activity.

Pap Smears (for women)

Our clinic provides Pap smears, also known as cervical screening tests, to detect early signs of cervical cancer and other abnormalities.
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Sexual Dysfunction Screening

We offer screening and advice for sexual dysfunction, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and other sexual health concerns

Contraception Consultation

Our healthcare professionals can discuss contraception options with you, including long-term contraception such as contraceptive implants or intrauterine devices (IUDs).

Reproductive Health

We provide advice and support for reproductive health issues, including fertility concerns and reproductive health screenings.

 A sexual health check is really recommended if the following circumstances apply to you:

  • If you think you might have an STI
  • If you’ve had unsafe sex, including vaginal, oral and anal sex
  • If a condom broke or fell off during sex
  • If you or your partner have more than one sexual partners
  • If you’ve shared injecting equipment
  • If you’re at the start of a new sexual relationship

Test Procedure

With your permission, our doctor may also: It’s a great idea to ask any questions you may have regarding your sexual health with your doctor to ensure you are informed about the situation.

  • Examine your external genital area for signs of STIs
  • Take swabs of fluid or discharge using a swab for examination under a microscope
  • Ask you to provide a urine sample or blood test
  • For women, perform a vaginal examination, such as a pap smear (a swab on the cervix inside your vagina to test for signs of cervical cancer).

There is nothing wrong with expecting a same gender practitioner to examine you, if that is what you prefer and we will happily accommodate this. All examinations will be chaperoned.

Questions you could be asked

During a sexual health check you will probably be asked a number of detailed questions about your sexual history. As uncomfortable as it is sharing this kind of information with someone you don’t know very well, it’s important to answer any questions honestly; as it could impact on the types of tests or advice you’re given. Untreated STIs can lead to long term health problems like infertility, organ damage or blindness. They might include:

  • How many sexual partners you’ve had About the type of sexual activity you engage in
  • Who you have sex with (men, women, or both)
  • Whether you have any symptoms that could indicate a sexual health or reproductive problem

STD and STI tests at our private sexual health clinic in Chelsea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

These are two of the most common bacterial STIs and can be detected through urine or swab tests.

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)

Testing for HIV involves a blood test, with results available on the same day in most cases.


A blood test is used to detect syphilis, which is a bacterial infection that can be treated with antibiotics if caught early.

Hepatitis B and C

Blood tests can detect these viral infections, which can cause serious liver damage if left untreated.

Herpes (Herpes simplex virus/HSV)

HSV can be detected through a swab test of a sore or lesion.


This is a common STI caused by a parasite, and it can be detected through a swab test.

HPV (Human papillomavirus)

HPV can cause genital warts and is linked to cervical cancer. Testing involves a swab or sample of cells from the cervix.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

BV is not considered an STI, but it can increase the risk of contracting STIs. It can be detected through a vaginal swab.

STI’s which don’t require ‘incubation’ period and can be treated based on symptoms or concerns are:

  • Blemish Screen – a swab of a visible wart, spot or blemish for syphilis, HPV/ genital warts and herpes I/II
  • Herpes I/II by swab or urine
  • HPV/ Genital Warts if you have a suspected wart
  • Syphilis
  • Women only: High Vaginal Swab
  • Women only: Comprehensive Cervical Screen (PAP Smear with HPV)
  • Women only: PAP Smear for Cervical Cancer
  • Women only: HPV typed DNA (14 High Risk and 6 Low Risk HPV types)

STI Tests from 10 days after any incident, with or without symptoms:

Early Detection Screen for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

STI Tests from 14 days after any incident, with or without symptoms:

  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis
  • Ureaplasma
  • Mycoplasma
  • Gardnerella
  • Trichomonas

STI Tests from 28 days after any incident, with or without symptoms:

  • Full Screen
  • Hepatitis Screen
  • Complete Screen
  • Pre-Pregnancy Screen
  • HIV I/II and p24 antigen HDUO test
  • Hepatitis B + C
  • Herpes