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Sexual Health

The sexual health clinic at Bedford Hospital is based in Bridge House, opposite the main South Wing site near Britannia Road car park and offers Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) services. The department is run by Geraldine Fletcher, senior nurse manager and has two consultants: Dr Basavaraj and Dr Shanmugaratnam.

Services Include:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing;
  • General sexual health advice;
  • HIV testing;
  • Treatment for HIV and support for those affected and infected with HIV; 
  • Emergency contraception;
  • Pregnancy testing;
  • Vaccination for Hepatitis B for high risk groups;
  • You can also obtain free condoms from the clinic.

This clinic is an open access service, this means that you do not need to be referred by a GP, you can make an appointment for yourself, or use one of the walk-in clinics.

The clinic is open to all ages and is completely confidential. Separate medical records are kept in the department and information regarding self-referred attendance is not made known to GPs.


Most clinics are by appointment only, you can make an appointment for yourself by phoning 01234 792146, any urgent cases will be seen on the same day.

Clinic times (by appointment only):

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 9am to 10.30am 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday No Clinics 4pm to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 10.30am 2pm to 4pm
Thursday 9am to 10.30am 2pm to 4pm

A female doctor is available on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

The last appointment of the day is at 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 7pm on Tuesdays.

Walk-in Clinics (no appointment needed):

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 11.00am to midday Not Available
Wednesday 11.00am to midday Not Available
Friday 9am to 11.30am Not Available

Please arrive at the walk-in clinic as early as possible as you may have to wait.

Under 25s

To read more about walk-in clinic's new hours for under 25s click here


You can also get advice over the phone by calling 01234 792146.

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