Canberra Sexual Health Centre

Canberra Sexual Health Centre building

Canberra Sexual Health Centre is a free service and Canberra's leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections.

As a specialist clinic, we aim to provide confidential and high quality professional and non-judgemental care, giving you access to the latest information, advice and treatments.

Located at Building 5 (North Wing)
Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT

Phone: (02) 6244 2184

 

Christmas closure

We will be closed from 4pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January.

For urgent problems, including HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and sexual assault care and, please attend your nearest Emergency Department.

EPIC-NSW Participants

Patients who are enrolled in EPIC-NSW at either Canberra Sexual Health Centre or Interchange General Practice are not able to access study medications during the closure period.
 
For other enquiries relating to EPIC-NSW please refer to the information regarding Christmas closures on the EPIC-NSW website https://epic-nswstudy.org.au/.

If you experience any urgent problems during this time please attend your nearest Emergency Department.

Download 2017 Christmas Opening Hours here

 

Accessing Our Services

► Daily Walk-In Clinics - No appointments necessary

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mornings
9am - 2pm

Wednesday Afternoons
1.30pm - 3.30pm

NOTE: For out of hours HIV PEP/sexual assault care, please present to the emergency department.

► Booked Appointments

Booked appointments are available for specialist HIV care throughout the week. We encourage those needing HIV care to book an appointment rather than attend our busy walk in clinics.

Limited appointments for general sexual health care are available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

 

PrEP - HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

PrEP is a treatment used by HIV negative people at high risk of HIV infection to reduce their chance of getting HIV; it involves taking a single tablet once daily.  Talk to any of our doctors, nurse practitioners or nurses to find out how PrEP can help decrease the likelihood of transmission of HIV.  

More information can also be found at: 
https://endinghiv.org.au/nsw/stay-safe/prep/  
http://aidsaction.org.au/hiv-aids-sexual-health/prep-information.html

PrEP can be accessed in two ways in the ACT:

  1. By participation in EPIC-NSW  https://epic-nswstudy.org.au/ 
    Canberra Sexual Health Centre is recruiting to EPIC-NSW.   People at high risk of HIV infection can access PrEP for up to 15 months at no cost.  There are eligibility criteria and participation includes regular clinic visits over the course of the study.

    If you would like to register your interest in EPIC-NSW,  please call us on 02 6244 2184.  You will be asked for your details and a study team member will call you back.

    The Interchange General Practice http://www.igp.net.au/ is also a study site for EPIC-NSW:  

    Please call 02 6247 5742  and ask for Philip.
     
  2. Personally importing PrEP medication
    PrEP can be purchased and imported via online pharmacies if you have a valid prescription.  We can provide information on self-importation, prescriptions, and assist you to monitor your health on PrEP along with regular sexual health check-ups.  Please make an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss self- importation of PrEP.

    The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is partnering with Green Cross Pharmacy Australia to improve access to PrEP and is able to assist you in accessing self-import PrEP for free. Find out more about this program by contacting the AIDS Action Council on 6257 2855 or http://www.aidsaction.org.au/news/232-act-access-to-prep.html. 

 


M Clinic► M Clinic - After hours STI checks for gay and bisexual men who do not have symptoms

The M Clinic is a free walk-in clinic at Canberra Sexual Health Centre offering STI checks for men who have sex with men. Results are available within 1 week.

4:30pm - 7pm on the first business Monday of every month.

2018 M Clinic Dates

Mon 8th January (Public holiday on first Mon) Mon 2nd July
Mon 5th February Mon 6th August
Mon 5th March Mon 3rd September
Mon 9th April (Public holiday on first Mon) Mon 8th October (Public Holiday on first Mon)
Mon 7th May Mon 5th November
Mon 4th June Mon 3rd December

Australian HIV and STI testing guidelines for gay men who don't have any symptoms, recommend at least annual HIV and STI testing for all men who have sex with men. More frequent testing every 3-6 months is indicated for men who's sexual behaviour increases their risk of infection see stipu.nsw.gov.au/stigma/sti-testing-guidelines-for-msm/

Enquiries: CSHC 6244 2184

 

Strip Clinic Dates 2017

► After Hours Outreach Clinics for the LGTBI (Lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex) community

Clinics are held 5.00pm till 7.00pm at Havelock House
85 Northbourne Ave (Gould Street entrance) Turner

Mon 16th January Mon 19th July
Mon 20th February Mon 21st August
Mon 20th March Mon 18th September
Tues 18th April (Public holiday on Mon) Mon 16th October
Mon 15th May Mon 20th November
Mon 19th June  Mon 18th December

NO BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED — JUST DROP IN!

*Receiving results via phone call or SMS is optional after discussion with the clinician.

For more information go to aidsaction.org.au/aids-action-council-services/strip-clinics.html

 

Transgender, intersex and gender diverse health

Canberra Sexual Health Centre welcomes members from the transgender, intersex and gender diverse community for sexual health care. For clients requiring transition care, the following GP's in the Canberra region can assist:

Dr Lisa Watson at Waramanga Medical Centre has expertise and personal experience in trans and intersex health, and welcomes new patients.
Waramanga Medical Centre
Waramanga Shopping Centre
Waramanga ACT 2611. Tel: (02) 62881855
www.waramangamedicalcentre.com.au

Dr Tuck Meng Soo and Dr Nick Hamilton at the Airport General Practice have an interest in transgender health and welcome patients who require assistance in this area. They offer non-judgmental, comprehensive healthcare.
Airport General Practice
25-31 Mustang Avenue, Majura Park
Tel: (02) 6248 2600
www.airportgp.com.au

►A Gender Agenda works with the sex and gender diverse community (trans* intersex and gender diverse) and provides information, support, community events, education and advocacy.
Tel: (02) 6162 1924
www.genderrights.org.au

 

HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

If you've had high risk/potential exposure to HIV, you need to seek medical advice as soon as possible. Canberra Sexual Health Centre clinicians will assess your exposure risk and provide you with information and PEP medications where indicated.

Call anytime during our business hours of 8:30am - 5:00pm to arrange an urgent PEP consultation (including Wednesday mornings when our clinic is closed). For after-hours PEP, please present as soon as possible to either Canberra Hospital or Calvary Hospital Emergency Departments.

For more information on PEP:

Download:  PEP Brochure
 

 

Getting Your Results

Call Us

We will ask you during consultation your preferred method of receiving your results. Your options are SMS, telephone or attending our clinic.

Telephone results are available by calling us on  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday before 4pm and leave your details with reception. One of our nurses will call you back when they’re free.

If you prefer to attend the clinic for your results, you can attend the walk-in clinic or book an appointment.

Remember! Canberra Sexual Health Centre phone number will appear as a private number!

Finding Our Clinic

Canberra Sexual Health Centre is locate on the ground floor of Building 5 at Canberra Hospital, behind the ANU Medical School and the National Capital Private Hospital.

Car

Travelling by Car
Enter Hospital Rd from Gilmore Cres then turn left to enter the small carpark near our clinic. Limited parking is also available on Gilmore Cres, or check out the map below to see other parking options.

Bus

Travelling by Bus
Canberra ACTION Buses run regular services from the Civic and Woden interchanges ( View timetables ). Bus stops on Hospital Rd and Gilmore Cres are a short 5 min walk to the clinic.

Bike

Travelling by Bicycle
Bike racks with lockable storage are available near Building 4 and throughout Canberra Hospital (bring your own lock).

Web Map
Download:  Higher Resolution Map

Contact us

Canberra Sexual Health Centre
Ground Floor, Building 5 (North Wing)
Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT 2605
PO Box 11, Woden ACT 2605

Ph:  (02) 6244 2184
Fax: (02) 6174 8200

For after-hours care, you can speak to a registered nurse at HealthDirect on 1800 022 222, or go to other after hours services.

For urgent after-hours PEP or sexual assault services please present to your nearest emergency department.