Preventx is the largest provider of remote sexual health testing in the UK

We are a trusted partner, supplier and adviser to the NHS and local authorities across the UK, and through Sexual Health London we partner with the NHS to run the largest publicly funded remote sexual health testing programme anywhere in the world.

Through our innovative digital tech and expert integrated laboratory, we aim to make remote testing a convenient, reliable and normal part of looking after your health.

Our mission

Our mission is to empower people to take control of their health and wellness, through easy to access and cutting-edge digital healthcare services.

What we do

We empower people to access reliable, trusted remote sexual health services, through our adaptable digital platform, efficient self-sampling and in-house laboratory.

Through SH.UK and our other services, we offer service users sexual health services, including STI testing, treatment and contraception.

Trusted by over 60 NHS trusts and local authorities across the UK

Our healthtech is human

People are at the heart of Preventx. Our digital platform puts people in control, empowering them through information and choice. We will always be human first; our tech is driven by the needs of the people who use it improve their lives. Together with our public sector partners, supporting communities will always be at the heart of everything we do.

We are a team of people passionate about what we do and motivated by changing the landscape of public health for the better.

Our Sexual Health Services

Our digital sexual health services provide people with sexual health testing, treatment and care.

SH.UK is a sexual health service that provides free and easy access to home sexual health testing, in partnership with the NHS.

SHL.UK is a discreet sexual health service for Londoners, providing remote testing, contraception and treatment. is our long-standing service supporting the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) to increase uptake in sexual health testing among 16-24s. offers easy to access at home sexual health testing for anyone who can’t or doesn’t wish to use our public sector offerings.

Leadership in global sexual health

The benefit of our integrated, flexible platform is that we can apply our expertise anywhere in the world. This means that Preventx is able to provide sexual health services across Europe.

Our Southern Europe hub is Open House, the leading private STI clinic in Spain, offering onsite testing, treatment and support from city-centre locations in Madrid and Valencia, as well as remote testing and treatment across Spain. Our Northern Europe activities are driven by Dutch leader, Soapoli Online (SPO), largest provider of STI remote self-sampling in the Benelux region.

Our Values


We put people in control, whether that is using our digital services or being guided to clinical support. We support our professional partners to deliver digital services locally, enabling them to meet the needs of their location population, strengthen connections and create a greater positive impact.


Innovation is so much more than our tech and laboratory; it is our thinking and our mindset. We lead the way, but also want to take everyone on the journey. We aim to ensure that our innovations in healthtech inspire others as they evolve.


We believe that everything is better when you work together. We listen closely as we adapt and integrate, meaning that we become an extension of your own team. Harnessing insight and deeper understanding from our partners helps us to see the challenges or opportunities that lie ahead.


We have created a digital service inspired by people. Our pioneering technology means we get the results back to where they are needed most. We do this with clear guidance and support for any next steps to help reduce anxiety, protect mental wellbeing and truly put people back in control.