HIV services

Overview

We treat a wide range of HIV positive people, from all walks of life and at all stages of the illness – if you’re concerned you may have HIV, early symptoms of HIV or have been exposed to HIV then we’d be very happy to help you.

Our service is open-access, which means that you do not need to be referred to the clinic by a GP or other healthcare professional. We provide a confidential service, which means we will not notify your GP, partner, friends or family without your permission. 

We provide free, confidential testing as well as advice, counselling and treatment for anyone affected by HIV. You can be tested for HIV at the Ian Charleson Day Centre at the Royal Free Hospital. You do not need to make an appointment to have a test and can simply walk in during clinic hours. The test involves a finger prick and the result is available in minutes.

If you would like to find out more, or are diagnosed HIV positive and would like to make an appointment, please contact us on  020 3758 2029

For updates on our services and other HIV related issues you can follow us on Twitter @ICDCRoyalFree.

Contact

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  • Ian Charleson Day Centre

    Royal Free Hospital
    Pond Street
    London
    NW3 2QG

    Appointment booking and enquiries: 020 375 82029

    Option 1 – Reception, appointments and general enquiries

    Option 2 – Nurses Station

    Option 3 – Sexual Health test results and enquiries

    Option 4 – ICDC Pharmacy

    Option 5 – ICDC Secretaries

    Helpful numbers for existing patients:
    Emergency/out of hours (ward 11 West): 020 7830 2712
    Community nurses: 020 7830 2682
    Research nurses: 020 7472 6232
    Healthcare at home team: 020 7472 6726
    Home delivery (freephone book/check delivery): 0800 783 0211
    Psychology: 020 7830 2445

    Alternatively email any enquiries to:  rf.hivinfo@nhs.net

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Referrals

Referral details

Our service is open-access, which means that you do not need to be referred to the clinic by a GP or other healthcare professional. We provide a confidential service, which means we will not notify your GP, partner, friends or family without your permission. If you are diagnosed HIV positive and would like to make an appointment please contact us on 020 375 82029.

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