Young people

Check It Out team

Check It Out are a team of nurses and health advisers with specialist skills in working with young people. The team provides young people’s clinics, outreach and one-to-one support to young people around their relationships and sexual health.

Check It Out take referrals from both young people and professionals, with the young person’s consent.

You can contact the team on 020 3458 5073.

Check it Out young people’s clinic

Young people are welcome during any of our clinic opening times, but our Check it Out clinic is a specific session for people aged 20 and under. The walk-in clinic runs on a Wednesday from 3pm-5.30pm at The Rosehill Clinic

Services include:

  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Contraception (eg the pill, implant, injection)
  • Free condoms and emergency contraception (the 'morning after pill')
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Someone to talk to you about your options if you are pregnant
  • Referral for termination (abortion)
  • Someone to talk to for advice or information.

All services are free and confidential.  We are not allowed to tell anyone you have been here or anything that you say. This is true even if you are under 16.

We will always encourage you to speak to a parent/carer/trusted adult about your visit but you do not have to do so in order to be seen. You are welcome to bring someone with you for support but you will be offered the chance to speak to us alone at some point during your visit.

Tests for STIs

We check everyone for infections called chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV.

Young men will be offered an examination, a pee in a pot and a blood test.

Young women will be offered an examination, swabs and a blood test.

You will never be forced to have tests you are not happy with.

We will always ask if you want a nurse to be there whilst we do this.

If you prefer to see a male or female doctor/nurse, please let us know and we will arrange this if we can.

Above all, don't worry - we will explain everything to you clearly and if you don't understand, please ask!

Important: Please do not pee until you have been seen by the doctor or nurse.

Results

Results are usually available in about 10 working days. 

We can often text you a results message or we may give you a time, date and number to call. Before leaving the clinic, please check whether you need to return to the clinic for a follow-up visit.

Treatment

If you need treatment or contraceptives, they will be given to you in the clinic for free.

For the latest clinic information, please visit The Rosehill Clinic (opens in a new window).

The Getting it on website (opens in a new window) is specifically for teenagers in South West London. It includes lots of useful information and services for 13-19 year olds on sexual and mental health issues, drugs and alcohol and relationship problems.