Essex (Basildon)

The Place Leisure Centre
13 Northlands Pavement
SS13 3DU
United Kingdom


Some of our clinics and services are still closed or otherwise disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please contact the centre directly for the most up-to-date information before you travel.

Our services are based in The Place leisure centre in Pitsea, Basildon.

Please ask for Sophie or Terrence Higgins Trust on arrival.

Order a free HIV self test kit


We're offering free HIV self test kits to people within Essex and Thurrock from groups most affected by HIV.

We normally charge £15 for the tests. Providing you live in the qualifying area, under the local authority of Essex county council or Thurrock council, you won't be asked for payment at checkout.

If you aren't eligible for a test from this service, you can search for other free online HIV testing options.

Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)


We're able to offer chlamydia and gonorrhoea postal tests to people that book and attend our clinics. Your results will be available in two weeks.

Sexual health information and advice


We offer sexual health information on safer sex and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Further information


We have free condoms, lube and home sampling kits to take away.