If you are worried about any type of health concern, the National Health Services (NHS) can help you and offers a very wide range of health support services.
This article covers broad support and primarily physical health services. If you’re looking specifically for mental health support, please see our article What specialist mental health services are available?
Finding local services
We recommend using the NHS Service search which will use your postcode to find your local support options for wherever you live in the UK in these service areas:
- Urgent care services
- Sexual health services
- Pregnancy services
- Mental health services
- Other NHS services
If you’re not already registered with a GP you can find out more about this in our article How can I register with a doctor and/or dentist?
When using these services you may need your NHS number. If you’re unsure what this is or where to find it, please see How do I find my NHS Number?
NHS Services in London
Sexual health support
- The NHS provides lots of information about sexual health in Sexual health - advice and support and Sexual health - common questions, and can help you find sexual health clinics.
- If you’re living in the London area, you may find Myhealthlondon - Sexual Health especially helpful for information and finding local services.
Pregnancy & women's health
- If you are pregnant and need support, the NHS offers Your pregnancy and baby guide.
- For general support on women’s health, you may find this website and information helpful: FSRH: Advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other sexual and reproductive healthcare
- For London-based information, you can find out more at Myhealthlondon - Maternity.
- Marie Stopes UK are the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK. They offer NHS-funded early medical and surgical abortion treatment.
- If you become pregnant during your course, please take a look at our article I’m pregnant, how can King’s support me? for information and support options available within King’s.
- If you need help now and you’re not sure what to do, go to NHS 111 Online or call 111.
- If you think it's an emergency Find your nearest A&E or call 999.
- For urgent care in London, you can find out more - Urgent care – London Walk-in Centres.
- If you have been a victim of a crime, including rape or other sexual assault, you can Report a crime or incident.
- For information, guidance and support if you’re suffered rape or other sexual assault, you can visit these websites:
- If you have experienced any kind of assault you may also find this article helpful: What is domestic violence & abuse, and what support is available?