HIV (Harrison wing)
How to get an appointment
You can self-refer to our service.
Please call 020 7188 2815 to discuss referrals with a member of the team.
We also accept referrals from GPs and other health professionals.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
Phone: 020 7188 2815
Email: [email protected]
Please let us know as soon as possible if you're unable to make your appointment.
Before your appointment
Please bring with you:
- your GP details, we advise you register with a GP
- a list of medicines you are taking
- any relevant medical information or letters and reports from doctors
- details of an emergency contact
- details of your referring doctor, if you are moving care from another clinic
During your appointment
Your first visit usually lasts 1 hour. Please arrive on time. We may not be able to see you if you arrive late.
You can bring a friend or relative. Part of your first visit will usually be with just you and the nurse.
You'll see a nurse who'll:
- do a basic health assessment
- take your blood pressure
- measure your height, weight and pulse rate
- do a blood test
- take a urine sample
- explain our services
- answer any questions you have
The nurse will arrange your first doctor's appointment. This can happen on the same day as your nurse appointment or within 2 weeks of your nurse appointment.
The doctor will discuss your test results and examine you. They will talk to you about HIV and treatments. Please bring a list of medicines you are taking and any other medical information you have.
It is important you have a good relationship with your doctor. We encourage you to see the same doctor at your follow-up appointments.
After your appointment
We would like to speak to you every 3 to 6 months to monitor your health and discuss any problems you may have.
We'll arrange for you to have blood tests 2 weeks before your review appointment.
Most review appointments will be by video or telephone unless we have asked to see you face to face. We recommend a video consultation as this helps with communication.
We use the Attend Anywhere website for video consultations.
You'll need to have:
- access to a smartphone or computer with a webcam
- good internet connection
For more information, please see our video appointments page.
Harrison Wing virtual waiting room: please join the waiting room on the date and time of your video consultation. Please only use this link for your appointment.