Sex

Where to get an STI test in South Australia?

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 South Australia. Click on one of the links below to find clinics in your area of SA and check STI testing off your to do list.

South Australia

Other SA health services and resources

Other national health services and resources

 

South Australia

Suburb Contact Information
Adelaide Clinic 275
1st Floor 275 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8222 5075
STD.Services@health.sa.gov.au
Adelaide SHINE SA
57 Hyde Street
Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 7099 5320
www.shinesa.org.au
Berri headspace Berri
3 Riverview Drive
Berri SA 5343
(08) 8582 4422
headspace.org.au
Davoren Park SHINE SA
43 Peachey Road
Davoren Park SA 5113
1300 794 584
www.shinesa.org.au
Mount Gambier headspace Mount Gambier
171 Commercial Street East
Mount Gambier SA 5290
(08) 8725 0443
headspace.org.au
Murray Bridge headspace Murray Bridge
3-5 Railway Terrace
Murray Bridge SA 5253
(08) 8531 2122
headspace.org.au
Noarlunga Centre SHINE SA
Noarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic
20 Alexander Kelly Drive
Noarlunga Centre SA 5168
1300 794 584
www.shinesa.org.au
Port Augusta

 

headspace Port Augusta
16-20 Railway Parade
Port Augusta SA 5700
(08) 8641 4300
headspace.org.au
Whyalla

 

headspace Whyalla
24-26 Ekblom Street
Whyalla Norrie SA 5608
(08) 8641 4330
headspace.org.au
Woodville SHINE SA
Woodville GP Plus Health Care Centre
64 Woodville Road
Woodville SA 5011
1300 794 584
www.shinesa.org.au

Other SA health services and resources

Service Description
SHINE SA www.shinesa.org.au

SHINE SA provides sexual health and relationship well–being services including clinics, counselling, education and information.

 

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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