Sex

Where to get an STI test in and around the ACT?

Things to do once you’re sexually active:


Talk to your sexual partners about STIs before having sex

Use a condom or other protection methods

Find an STI testing location

Get tested regularly for STIs 

 

Once you become sexually active, STI testing should become a regular part of your sexual health routine. STIs don’t always have symptoms and the only way to know if you have one is to be tested. Testing regularly is a great way to stay on top of your health and detect an infection early. STIs are treatable and early diagnosis can help you avoid some of the health problems that can result from having an untreated infection. Being diagnosed with an STI isn’t the end of the world. During the check-up, your doctor can give you advice on how to treat the infection and prevent infection for you and your partners in the future.

STI testing is easy, free or low cost. An STI test is confidential and all health professionals are required by law to keep what you discuss private, no matter how old you are. This confidentiality can only be broken under serious circumstances. More information on your healthcare rights is available at ReachOut.

For tips on talking about sexual health with your doctor, click here.

Finding a clinic

Finding a place to get an STI test is easy! Your local doctor, Family Planning or sexual health clinic can offer STI testing.

Additionally, some states—South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, and Victoria—have their own government supported, online testing services which provide chlamydia  and gonorrhoea  testing for free. There are also two national services which are private and provide a range of tests at a cost. Find more information about what online testing is and where it’s available here.

Below is a list of sexual health and Family Planning clinics throughout the ACT. Click on one of the links below to find clinics in your area in and around the ACT and check STI testing off your to do list.

Canberra Metro

In and around the ACT

Other ACT health services and resources

Other national health services and resources

 

Canberra Metro

Suburb Contact Information
Bruce headspace Canberra
University of Canberra
170 Haydon Drive, Level B, Building 18
Bruce ACT 2601
(02) 6201 5343
headspace.org.au/ 
Canberra City Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT
Level One, 28 University Avenue
Canberra ACT 2601
(02) 6247 3077
www.shfpact.org.au/
shfpact@shfpact.org.au
Canberra City The Junction Youth Health Services
Club 12/25, Cnr of Cooyong Street and Scotts Crossing
Canberra ACT 2601
(02) 6232 2423
www.anglicare.com.au/services/youth-family/health/#aclxrs
junctioninfo@anglicare.com.au
Narrabundah Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
63 Boolimba Crescent
Narrabundah ACT 2604
(02) 6284 6222
www.winnunga.org.au/
Turner STRIP Clinics
AIDS Action Council of the ACT
Havelock House
85 Northbourne Avenue
Turner ACT 2612
(02) 6257 2855
www.aidsaction.org.au/aids-action-council-services/strip-clinics.html
Woden Canberra Sexual Health Centre
Building 5 (North Wing)
Canberra Hospital
Garran ACT 2605
(02) 6244 2184
www.health.act.gov.au/our-services/canberra-sexual-health-centre

In and around the ACT

City Contact Information
Goulburn Goulburn Community Health Centre
130 Goldsmith Street
Goulburn NSW 2580
(02) 4827 3913
Moruya Moruya Community Health
Moruya District Hospital
2 River Street
Moruya NSW 2537
(02) 4474 1561
Narooma Narooma Community Health Centre- Sexual Health
14-28 Graham Street
Narooma NSW 2546
(02) 4475 7200 or 1300 139 887
Queanbeyan Queanbeyan Community Health Centre
Queanbeyan District Hospital
Cnr Erin Street and Collett Street
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
(02) 6150 7150

Other ACT health services and resources

Service Description
AIDS Action Council of the ACT www.aidsaction.org.au/

AIDS Action Council of the ACT assists people impacted by HIV through a variety of services, education programs and works to raise awareness of HIV, to reduce stigma and educate on the importance of prevention, treatment and testing.

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT www.shfpact.org.au

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) is a leader in sexual and reproductive health workforce development, health promotion and clinical service delivery to reduce barriers to improved sexual and reproductive health.

 

Other national health services and resources

Service Description
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet makes comprehensive, up–to–date information accessible to people interested in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Body Talk  www.bodytalk.org.au/

Info for young people about the body, puberty, relationships and sexual health including STIs and contraception.

Family Planning NSW Talkline

 

www.fpnsw.org.au/talkline

Talkline provides free and confidential information, advice and options across a wide range of reproductive and sexual health issues.
1300 658 886

Health Direct www.healthdirect.gov.au/

healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online and over the phone.
1800 022 222

Marie Stopes Australia www.mariestopes.org.au/

Marie Stopes provides safe and supportive reproductive health services such as contraception, abortion, vasectomy, STI checks and more.

QLife www.qlife.org.au/

QLife national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.
1800 184 527

Reachout www.reachout.com/

ReachOut helps under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times.

 

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