Sexual Health and Family Planning

If you need a sexual health check-up or advice on family planning, there are a number of options in Brighton and Hove.

Sexual Health and Contraception (SHAC) Service

The Brighton and Hove Sexual Health and Contraception (SHAC) Service is open to all and you don’t need a GP referral; it is a free service, including prescriptions. You will be given the choice of seeing a male or female member of staff.

If you have any symptoms and need to be seen urgently, please phone to speak with a member of the team.

Call: 01273 523388

The SHAC service offers a range of services, including:

Brighton Station Sexual Health Clinic

If you need emergency contraception or sexual health tests and cannot get to a GP or pharmacist, the Sexual Health Clinic at Brighton Station Health Centre is open from 8.00am to 7.00pm every day of the week, including weekends (you can use the walk-in service or call 01273 203058 to book an appointment).

Brighton Station Health Centre website


Pharmacies do more than dispense prescriptions and medicines. Many also offer:

  • Screening (chlamydia or allergy screenings)
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing

To find pharmacies near you, use the NHS Choices online Pharmacy Search

Late night pharmacies in Brighton include:

Your GP

Find your local GP surgery's number by using the 'Find your nearest' tool on the Home page of this website.

HIV Testing

Please follow the link for information on how to get an HIV test in Brighton and Hove