56 Dean Street is a friendly, convenient and free NHS sexual health and HIV/GUM clinic in the heart of London’s Soho.

Book an appointment if you:

  • Want to see a health care professional
  • Are worried or have questions
  • Need treatment
  • Have symptoms
  • Have had sex with someone with a confirmed STI/STD
  • Would like safer sex advice or counselling
  • Need contraception (family planning)
  • Want HIV follow-up care

Opening times

  • Monday: 8am – 7pm
  • Tuesday: 8am – 7pm
  • Wednesday: 12 – 7pm
  • Thursday: 8am – 7pm
  • Friday: 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 4pm
  • Sunday: closed

Walk-in if you need:

  • PEP (a treatment taken for 28 days to prevent HIV infection after risky sex)
  • Emergency contraception
  • If you are aged 19 or under
  • Urgent assessment

To book an appointment please call 020 3315 5656 or click below


We have limited emergency appointments. If you hope to be seen, we will be most likely to be able help you, if you contact us when the clinic first opens.

A nurse will assess you and may ask you to return at another time. Urgent problems include genital blisters, penile discharge or a partner has told you that they have gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis or LGV).


About Dean Street

Dean Street has a long history of providing sexual health services which started with the opening of the world’s first sexual health clinic for men, based at 91 Dean Street, London in 1862.

Originally, our award winning sexual health clinic was part of the Westminster Hospital where Professor Brian Gazzard diagnosed one of Europe’s first cases of AIDS in 1981. By the 1990s we had relocated to Vincent Square and in 2003 became the first NHS service to offer rapid 1 hour HIV POC testing.

We have been known as ’56 Dean Street’ since we moved to Soho in March 2009 and in 2011 we set the World Record for most HIV tests performed in one location on World Aids Day at G-A-Y Bar in Soho, London. In 2014 we opened Dean Street Express – the first clinic in the world to have an on-site Infinity machine, allowing this service to give results within six hours.

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