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Visiting the Ambrose King Centre

Visiting the Ambrose King Centre

This page gives you some practical details about the Ambrose King Centre including our opening times and what to expect when visiting us.


Opening times

Monday: 9am – 6.30pm
(walk-in clinic & limited slots available by text/online booking)

Tuesday: 9am – 4pm
(walk-in clinic & slots available by text/online booking)

Tuesday: 4 – 6.30pm
(evening slots reserved by text/online only - no walk-in service)

Wednesday: 12noon - 4pm
(walk-in clinic & slots available by text/online booking)

Thursday: 9am - 4pm
(walk-in clinic & slots available by text/online booking)

Friday: 9am - 4pm
(walk-in clinic & slots available by text/online booking)

Saturday: 9am - 12.30pm
(slots reserved online - limited walk-in service)

Our doors open 30 minutes before these times for registration.


Visiting us

Reserving a slot to see us is a hassle-free way of seeing our sexual health team at a pre-arranged time. Alternatively, you can just walk-in, no appointment needed - the choice is yours.

Find out how to reserve a slot at the Ambrose King Centre.

If we are closed and you require immediate help, please call NHS Direct: 0845 4647 or visit

What to expect when you come to the Ambrose King Centre

You can expect friendly, discrete and professional service that is fast, free and completely confidential.

Our receptionist will ask you to complete a registration form to help us determine which specialist is best for your needs. You’ll then be given a time slot and told which area to wait in.


During your appointment:
• A doctor, nurse, sexual health adviser or sexual health technician will ask you some questions and assess which tests are advisable
• A doctor or nurse may examine you and perform some tests
• A sexual health technician may assist the doctor or nurse and take your blood tests
• Some patients can take their own swabs without the need for an examination and may just require blood tests.

We can often process swabs while you wait. The health professional who saw you will give you preliminary results and any necessary treatment before you leave.


Some people feel embarrassed about coming to a sexual health clinic, but there’s no need to be.

All the staff at The Ambrose King Centre are professionally trained. We are non-judgmental, respect your privacy and dignity, and fully understand that you may be feeling uncomfortable. We always do everything we can to put you at ease.

Please visit the section of this site to find out more about our specialists at the Ambrose King Centre and at Barts Sexual Health Centre. For more information about what to expect, you might find it useful to read our answers to some frequently asked questions.

Questions or concerns?

We’re here to help with all your questions or concerns. Find your answers to some commonly asked questions here.


Reserve a slot to visit us

Reserve a slot to visit us at the Ambrose King Centre or at Barts Sexual Health Centre.

Text us. Reserve online. Or drop in. You decide.

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