Sex

Where to get an STI test in the Northern Territory?

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 Northern Territory. Click on one of the links below to find clinics in your area of the NT and check STI testing off your to do list.

Alice Springs

Darwin

Katherine

Nhulunbuy

Tennant Creek

Other NT health services and resources

Other national health services and resources

 

Alice Springs

City Contact Information
Alice Springs Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
25 Gap Road
Alice Springs NT 0870
(08) 8951 4444
www.caac.org.au/
info@caac.org.au
Alice Springs Clinic 34
6 Gap Road
Alice Springs NT 0870
(08) 8951 7549
Alice Springs Alukura Women’s Clinic
Percy Court
Alice Springs NT 0870
(08) 8953 2727
www.caac.org.au/client-services/alukura-womens-health-service
alukura.reception@caac.org.au
Alice Springs headspace Alice Springs
Unit 5, 5 Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
(08) 8958 4544
www.headspace.org.au/

Darwin

City Contact Information
Coconut Grove Family Planning NT
Unit 2 The Clock Tower
Dick Ward Drive
Coconut Grove NT 0810
(08) 8948 0144
www.fpwnt.com.au/
Darwin Danila Dilba
36 Knuckey Street
Darwin NT 0800
(08) 8942 3444
www.daniladilbaexperience.org.au/
info@daniladilba.org.au
Darwin Clinic 34
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
(08) 8999 2678
Palmerston Family Planning NT
Palmerston Health Precinct
3 Gurd Street
Farrar NT 0830
(08) 8948 0144
www.fpwnt.com.au/

Katherine

City Contact Information
Katherine Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service
25 Third Street
Katherine NT 0850
(08) 8971 0044
www.wurli.org.au/
wurli@wurli.org.au
Katherine Clinic 34
On Katherine Hospital grounds
Gorge Road
Katherine NT 0850
(08) 8973 9049

Nhulunbuy

City Contact Information
Nhulunbuy Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
1424 Arnhem Road
Nhulunbuy NT 0880
1800 111 918
www.miwatj.com.au/
execsec@miwatj.com.au
Nhulunbuy Clinic 34
Cnr Mathew Flinders Way and Chesterfield Court
Nhulunbuy NT 0880
(08) 8987 0357

Tennant Creek

City Contact Information
Tennant Creek

 

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
Davidson Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
(08) 8962 2385
www.anyinginyi.org.au/
Tennant Creek

 

Tennant Creek Hospital Emergency Department
Schmidt Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
(08) 8962 4399
Tennant Creek

 

Royal Flying Doctor Service
Schmidt Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
(08) 8962 2622
www.flyingdoctor.org.au/
Tennant Creek Clinic 34
Tennant Creek Hospital
Cnr Windly Street and Schmidt Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
(08) 9862 4947

Other NT health services and resources

Service Description
Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council www.fpwnt.com.au/

Family Planning NT, established in 1973 and located in major centres in the Northern Territory, is a non–profit Organisation, which aims to promote sexual health and rights for everyone.

Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council www.ntahc.org.au

A broad community response to HIV and hepatitis in the Northern Territory

Safe Sex. No Regrets. www.safesexnoregrets.nt.gov.au/

Safe Sex. No Regrets. For people aged 15–29 years old to encourage young people to get a sexual health check if they are sexually active; let people know how easy it is to get tested and work to increase the use of condoms and lube.

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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