Where to get an STI test in New South Wales? - Frank

If you’re having sex, testing for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) is just a normal part of sexual health. STIs often have no symptoms and the only way to know if you’re infected is with a test. Testing at least once a year helps you keep your health in check. Your sex life isn’t over just because you have a positive STI result. STIs are treatable and your healthcare provider can talk to you about how best to protect yourself and your partners going forward.

STI testing is easy and most services are free or low cost. All medical professionals are required by law to keep what you discuss private and this confidentiality can only be broken if there is serious concern for your or someone else’s safety.

For more information on what to expect during a sexual health check-up, click here.

Where to get tested

Finding a place to get tested for STIs is straightforward! Your local GP, sexual health clinic, or Family Planning clinic are all good places for a sexual health check-up.

While STI testing is usually best done in person, there is another option. Online testing allows you to go online, download and print a referral, skip the doctor’s office and go directly to a pathology centre for testing. Once the results are in, you are contacted by the service and referred for treatment if needed.

Some states have their own government supported services that provide chlamydia  and gonorrhoea  testing for free. Nationally, there are two private services that provide a range of tests at a cost.

One thing to keep in mind when deciding whether to test in person or online is that a sexual health check-up at your local clinic or GP provides you with the opportunity to discuss your health with someone who can answer any questions you might have, assess your risk, and decide the STI tests that are right for you.

Online testing isn’t for you if you have symptoms or have been told by a partner that they have an STI. In those instances, it is best to book in with your GP or a clinic.

Find a clinic or online testing service

Below is a list of services in NSW. Click on the links below to find a clinic in your area and get it done.

Sydney/Metropolitan

Sydney/Outer metropolitan area

Regional and rural NSW

Online Testing

Other NSW health services and resources

Other national health services and resources

 

Sydney/Metropolitan area

Suburb Contact Information
Ashfield Family Planning NSW- Ashfield
328-336 Liverpool Road
Ashfield NSW 2131
(02) 8752 4300
www.fpnsw.org.au/clinics/ashfield-clinic
Blacktown Blacktown Women and Girls Health Centre
6 Prince Street
Blacktown NSW 2148
(02) 8752 4322 or (02) 9831 2070
outreach@fpnsw.org.au
info@womensandgirls.org.au
Camperdown RPA Sexual Health Clinic
16 Marsden Street
Camperdown NSW 2050
(02) 9515 1200
Chatswood Clinic 66
31Bertram Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
(02) 9411 3411
info@clinic66.com.au
Chester Hill The Excel Medical Centre
126 Waldron Road
Chester Hill NSW 2162
(02) 8752 4322
outreach@fpnsw.org.au
Chippendale OUTPatient Health Clinic
Twenty10 Incorporating GLCS NSW
Health Clinic Room, Level 1
45 Chippen Street
Chippendale NSW 2008
www.twenty10.org.au/get-support/health-clinic/
info@twenty10.org.au
Darlinghurst a[TEST] Oxford Street
167 Oxford Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
www.endinghiv.org.au/test-often/book-a-test/
atest@acon.org.au
Darlinghurst St Vincent’s Hospital
Level 4, Xavier Building
390 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 8382 3707
 

Fairfield

 

Family Planning NSW- Fairfield
24-26 Nelson Street
Fairfield NSW 2165
(02) 9754 1322
www.fpnsw.org.au/clinics/fairfield-clinic
Kings Cross Kirketon Road Centre
Above the Darlinghurst Fire Station
Victoria Street (entrance)
Kings Cross NSW 2010
(02) 9360 2766
Kogarah Short Street Centre
Sexual Health Clinic, St George Hospital
Ground Floor (Prichard Wing)
Short Street
Kogarah NSW 2217
(02) 9113 2742
Liverpool Liverpool Sexual Health Clinic
13 Elizabeth Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
(02) 9827 8022
 Newtown a[TEST] Newtown
Level 1, 222 King StreetNewtown NSW 2042
www.endinghiv.org.au/test-often/book-a-test/
atest@acon.org.au
Parramatta Western Sydney Sexual Health Service, Parramatta
Parramatta Health Service
162 Marsden Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
(02) 9843 3124
www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/wsshc
Potts Point a[TEST] Clinic 180
180 Victoria Street
Potts Point NSW 2011
(02) 9357 1299
www.endinghiv.org.au/test-often/book-a-test/
atest@acon.org.au
Rockdale Rockdale Community Health Centre
16/18 King Street
Rockdale NSW 2216
(02) 8752 4322
outreach@fpnsw.org.au
St Leonards Clinic 16
Royal North Shore Community Health Centre
Level 5, 2C Herbert Street
St Leonards NSW 2065
(02) 9462 9500
www.clinic16.com.au
Surry Hills Check OUT
ACON
414 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9206 2000
www.theinnercircle.org.au/check-out-clinic
checkout@acon.org.au
Surry Hills The Albion Centre
150-154 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9332 9600
www.thealbioncentre.org.au
Sydney​ Sydney Sexual Health Centre
Sydney Hospital, Nightingale Wing
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9382 7440
www.sshc.org.au
Villawood Villawood Medical Centre
27 Villawood Place
Villawood NSW 2163
(02) 8752 4322
outreach@fpnsw.org.au

Sydney/Outer metropolitan area

Suburb Contact Information
Campbelltown Rosemeadow Community Health Centre
5 Thomas Rose Drive
Rosemeadow NSW 2560
(02) 4633 4100
Campbelltown WILMA Women’s Health Centre
6 Bugden Place
Campbelltown NSW 2560
(02) 8752 4322
outreach@fpnsw.org.au
Katoomba Blue Mountains Sexual Health/HIV Clinic
Blue Mountains Hospital
Great Western Highway
Katoomba NSW 2780
(02) 4784 6560
www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/sexual-health
Mount Druitt Western Sydney Sexual Health Service, Mt Druitt
Mt Druitt Community Health Centre
Kelly Close
Mount Druitt NSW 2770
(02) 9881 1206
www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/wsshc
Penrith Family Planning NSW-Penrith
13 Reserve StreetPenrith NSW 2750
(02) 4749 0500
www.fpnsw.org.au/clinics/penrith-clinic
Penrith/Nepean Nepean Sexual Health Clinic
Court Building, Nepean Hospital
Derby Street
Kingswood NSW 2747
(02) 4734 2507
Sutherland SouthZone Sexual Health Centre
Community Health Caringbah
The Sutherland Hospital
430 The Kingsway
Caringbah NSW 2229
(02) 9522 1000 or (02) 9113 2742
Wollongong Illawarra Sexual Health Service
Port Kembla Hospital
Cnr Cowper Road and Fairfax Road
Warrawong NSW 2502
(02) 4276 2399

Regional and rural NSW

Suburb Contact Information
Albury Albury Sexual Health Service
Albury Community Health Service
Sexual Health Service
596 Smollett Street
Albury NSW 2640
(02) 6058 1831
Batemans Bay Community Health Service
7 Pacific Street
Batemans Bay NSW 2536
(02) 4475 7205
Bathurst Bathurst Health Service, Specialist Clinics
363 Howick Street
Bathurst NSW 2795
(02) 6392 8600 or 1800-816-925
Bega Community Health Service
4 Virginia Drive
Bega NSW 2550
1300 131 562 (for appointment)
(02) 6491 9800
Bourke Bourke Sexual Health Service, Community Health Centre
26 Tarcoon Street
Bourke NSW 2840
(02) 6870 8883
Broken Hill Broken Hill Sexual Health, Primary Health Centre
Broken Hill Base Hospital
Thomas Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880
(08) 8080 1556
Canowindra Canowindra Community Health Centre
Ryall Street
Canowindra NSW 2804
(02) 6392 8600 or 1800-816-925
Coffs Harbour Sexual Health Clinic (Clinic 916)
Coffs Harbour Health Campus
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
(02) 6656 7865
Condobolin Condobolin Health Service, Community Health
Madline Street
Condobolin NSW 2877
(02) 6392 8600 or 1800 816 925
Cowra Cowra Health Service
64 Liverpool Street
Cowra NSW 2794
(02) 6392 8600 or 1800 816 925
Dareton Wentworth/Balranald Sexual Health Service
42-44 Tapio Street
Dareton NSW 2717
(03) 5021 7200
Dubbo Dubbo Sexual Health
203 Brisbane Street
Dubbo NSW 2830
(02) 6841 2489
Dubbo Family Planning NSW-Dubbo
2B/155 Macquarie Street
Dubbo NSW 2830
(02) 6885 1544
www.fpnsw.org.au/clinics/dubbo-clinic
Forbes Forbes Community Health Centre
Elgin Street
Forbes NSW 2871
(02) 6392 8600 or 1800 816 925
Grafton Grafton Sexual Health (Clinic 229)
Grafton Base Hospital
Arthur Street
Grafton NSW 2460
(02) 6640 2229
Griffith Griffith Community Health Centre
39 Yambil StreetGriffith NSW 2680
(02) 6966 9900
Gosford Holden Street Clinic
69 Holden StreetGosford NSW 2250
(02) 4320 2114
Goulburn Goulburn Community Health Centre
130 Goldsmith St
Goulburn NSW 2580
(02) 4827 3913
Kempsey Clinic 33, Kempsey Community Health Centre
Polwood St
Kempsey NSW 2440
(02) 6562 6066
Lightning Ridge Lightning Ridge Health Service
Cnr Opal Street and Pandora Street
Lightning Ridge NSW 2843
(02) 6829 1022
Lismore Lismore Sexual Health Service
Northern Rivers Area Health Service
Lismore Base Hospital
4 Shepherd Lane
Lismore NSW 2480
(02) 6620 2980
Moruya Moruya Community Health
Moruya District Hospital
2 River Street
Moruya 2537 NSW
(02) 4474 1561
Narooma Narooma Community Health Centre – Sexual Health
14-28 Graham Street
Narooma 2546 NSW
(02) 4475 7200 or 1300 139 887
Newcastle Pacific Clinic Newcastle
Level 2, 670 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
(02) 4016 4536
www.hnesexualhealth.org.au/newcastle
Newcastle Family Planning NSW-Newcastle
Ground Floor, 384 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
(02) 4929 4485
www.fpnsw.org.au/clinics/newcastle-clinic
Newcastle
(Islington)
ACON Hunter
129 Maitland Road
Islington NSW 2296
(02) 4962 7700
Nowra Sexual Health Clinic, Shoalhaven District Hospital
Shoalhaven Street
Nowra NSW 2541
(02) 4423 9353
Orange Orange Sexual Health Clinic
Kite Street Community Health Centre
96 Kite Street
Orange NSW 2800
(02) 6392 8600 or 1800 816 925
Parkes Parkes Community Health Centre
18 Coleman Road
Parkes NSW 2870
(02) 6392 8600 or 1800 816 925
Port Macquarie Clinic 33, Port Macquarie Community Health Centre
Morton Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
(02) 6588 2750
Queanbeyan Queanbeyan Community Health Centre
Queanbeyan District Hospital
Cnr Erin Street and Collett Street
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
(02) 6150 7150
Tahmoor Tahmoor Medical Centre
Shop 9-16, Tahmoor Shopping Village|
Cnr Remembrance Drive and Bronzewing Street
Tahmoor NSW 2573
(02) 8752 4322
outreach@fpnsw.org.au
Tamworth Clinic 468 Tamworth
468 Peel Street
Tamworth NSW 2340
(02) 6764 8080
www.hnesexualhealth.org.au/tamworth
Taree Taree Sexual Health Clinic
64 Pulteney Street
Taree NSW 2430
(02) 4016 4536
www.hnesexualhealth.org.au/taree
Tweed Heads Clinic 145 Tweed Valley Sexual Health Service
145 Wharf Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2450
(07) 5506 6850
Wagga Wagga Sexual Health Service
79 Brookong Avenue
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
(02) 6925 2973

 

 

Online Testing

National
SmartHealth

 

Age: 18+ years old
Cost: $55-$95
What they test for:
·         Chlamydia
·         Gonorrhoea
·         Syphilis
·         Hepatitis B
·         Hepatitis C
·         HIV
sti.smarthealth.me
Stigma Health Age: 16 + years old
Cost: $21.99 for a Personalised Pathology Test Referral
What they test for:
·         Chlamydia
·         Gonorrhoea
·         Syphilis
·         Hepatitis A
·         Hepatitis B
·         Hepatitis C
·         HIV
www.stigmahealth.com/

Other NSW health services and resources

Service Description
ACON www.acon.org.au/

A New South Wales based health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

Family Planning NSW www.fpnsw.org.au/

Family Planning NSW is the state’s leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services and are experts on reproductive and sexual health providing clinical services and health information to people throughout NSW.

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

NSW Sexual
Health Infolink
www.shil.nsw.gov.au/

The Sexual Health Infolink is a telephone and internet based information and referral service. It is staffed by specialist sexual health nurses. The aim is to promote the sexual health of the NSW community. The service specialises in HIV and STI risk assessment, testing, treatment and support.

Play Safe www.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au/

Everything you need to know about safe sex, condoms, STI treatment and testing. Nurse Nettie is available to answer your sexual health questions.

Twenty10 www.twenty10.org.au/

Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW works with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more, LGBTIQA+ people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities. They provide social support, counselling, housing, legal help, mental health in Sydney for young people. Services include a helpline, phone support and webchat.

 

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  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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