Balham Health Centre does not routinely see walk-in patients except in some emergencies, as listed below. Our Queen Mary's Hospital clinic offers a walk-in clinic on a Friday morning, see details below.

Emergency walk-in clinics

  • Emergency slots can be used for:
  • emergency contraception
  • HIV post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • painful cuts and sores to the genital area that may be herpes

Please attend these clinics by 6.30pm, to guarantee that you will be seen.

Call us if you are unsure or need advice: 0333 300 2100

Lines open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. A recorded message gives useful information outside these hours. Our busiest time is between 8am and 10am, if you can call outside these times please do. We endeavour to always see people as soon as we can, often on the day you call.

Emergency contraception

Women who have had unprotected sex can take an emergency contraception pill up to five days after sex to prevent a pregnancy. 

This is available from all our clinics and you can pre-book appointments by calling 0333 300 2100.

HIV post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

PEP is a treatment that can prevent HIV infection after the virus has entered a person's body.

The sooner PEP is started, the more likely it is to work – within 24 hours is best, but no later than 72 hours (three days). 

After 72 hours PEP is unlikely to work.

We can provide PEP from our two clinics in Wandsworth (Balham Health Centre and Queen Mary’s).

Call us if you are unsure or need advice: 0333 300 2100

Lines open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. A recorded message gives useful information outside these hours. Our busiest time is between 8am and 10am, if you can call outside these times please do. We may still have same day appointments available if you call later.

Dedicated walk-in clinics for young people and gay men

Young people (21 and under)

  • Monday 3.30pm-6pm Queen Mary's Hospital, Suite 6 (ground floor), Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PN.
  • Monday 3.30pm-5.30pm Off the Record, 2 Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ.
  • Monday 3pm-6pm Patrick Doody Clinic, 79 Pelham Road, Wimbledon SW19 1NX.
  • Wednesday 3.30pm-6pm Balham Health Centre, 120-124 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HS.

Gay men (and men who have sex with men – MSM)

  • Monday 5pm-7pm Balham Health Centre, 120-124 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HS.

Clinics in Merton and Richmond also offer some walk-in appointments

Richmond

  • Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm The Medical Centre, 29-35 Holly Road, Twickenham TW1 4EA. (Walk-in nurse led appointments and bookable doctor appointments).

Call us if you are unsure or need advice: 0333 300 2100

Lines open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. A recorded message gives useful information outside these hours. Our busiest time is between 8am and 10am, if you can call outside these times please do. We may still have same day appointments available if you call later.


Merton (young people 21 and under)

  • Monday 3pm-6pm Patrick Doody clinic (young person's walk-in) 79 Pelham Road, Wimbledon SW19 1NX. 

Clinics in Wandsworth also offer some walk-in appointments

Wandsworth

  • Friday from 8.15am-11am at Queen Mary's Hospital, Suite 6 (ground floor), Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PN. Numbers are limited so its on a first come first serve basis and once capacity has been reached the walk-in will close.

Call us if you are unsure or need advice: 0333 300 2100

Lines open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. A recorded message gives useful information outside these hours. Our busiest time is between 8am and 10am, if you can call outside these times please do. We may still have same day appointments available if you call later.