Where to get an STI test in Queensland? - 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 Queensland. Click on the links below to find a clinic in your area and get it done.

Northern Queensland

Central Queensland

South-east Queensland

Online Testing

Other Queensland health services and resources

Other national health services and resources

 

Northern Queensland

Area Address
Cairns Cairns Sexual Health Service
Cairns North Community Health
1st Floor, 381 Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870
(07) 4226 4769
www.napwha.org.au/organisation/cairns-sexual-health-service
cairnsshs@health.qld.gov.au
Cairns True Clinic
Ground Floor, Solander Centre182 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870
(07) 4051 3788
www.true.org.au/clinic
cnsadmin@true.org.au
Cape York
Peninsula
Aurukun Health Service
Kang Kang Road
Aurukun QLD 4892
(07) 4060 6700
Cape York
Peninsula
Coen Primary Health Care Centre
2 Armbrust Street
Coen  QLD4892
(07) 4083 5900
Cape York
Peninsula
Hope Vale Primary Health Care Centre
Aerodrome Road
Hope Vale QLD 4895
(07) 4083 8100
Cape York
Peninsula
Kowanyama Primary Health Care Centre
Carrington Street
Kowanyama QLD 4892
(07) 4083 7600
Cape York
Peninsula
Laura Primary Health Care Centre
1 Gladwell Street
Laura QLD 4871
(07) 4060 3320
Cape York
Peninsula
Lockhart River Primary Health Care Centre
113 Paytam Street
Lockhart River QLD 4892
(07) 4060 7155
Cape York
Peninsula
Mapoon Primary Health Care Centre
Red Beach Road
Mapoon QLD 4874
(07) 4082 9400
Cape York
Peninsula
Malakoola (Napranum) Primary Health Care Centre
Munding Road
Napranum QLD 4874
(07) 4082 3500
Cape York
Peninsula
Pormpuraaw Primary Health Care Centre
8 Korka Street
Pormpuraaw QLD 4892
(07) 4060 4800
Cape York
Peninsula
Wujal Wujal Primary Health Centre Profile
100 Douglas Street
Wujal Wujal QLD 4895
(07) 4083 9000
Mt. Isa Mt. Isa Sexual Health Service
1 Barkly Highway
Mount Isa QLD 4825
(07) 4764 0200
Northern
Peninsula
Bamaga Hospital
82 Sagaukaz Street
Bamaga QLD 4876
(07) 4069 3166
Palm Island Palm Island Sexual Health
Sexual Health Unit
Joyce Palmer Health Service
Beach Road
Palm Island QLD 4870
(07) 4752 5100
Torres Strait
Islands
Boigu Island Primary Health Care Centre
Chambers Street
Boigu Island QLD 4875
(07) 4069 4153
Torres Strait
Islands
Poruma (Coconut Island) Primary Health Care Centre
William Street
Poruma QLD 4875
(07) 4069 4288
Torres Strait
Islands
Erub (Darnley Island) Primary Health Care Centre
Lot 64 The Esplanade
Darnley Island QLD 4875
(07) 4090 1500
Torres Strait
Islands
Dauan Island Primary Health Care Centre
Lot 16
Dauan Island QLD 4875
(07) 4069 4260
Torres Strait
Islands
Ngurapai (Horn Island) Primary Health Care Centre
29 Nawie Street
Horn Island QLD 4875
(07) 4030 6200
Torres Strait
Islands
Kubin Primary Health Care Centre (on Moa Island)
Lot 77 Kubin Village Health Centre Kubin Village Moa Island QLD 4875
(07) 4090 1100
Torres Strait
Islands
Mabuiag Island Primary Health Care Centre
Lot 2, Map Street
Mabuiag Island QLD 4875
(07) 4090 1200
Torres Strait
Islands
Mer (Murray Island) Primary Health Care Centre
Murray Island QLD 4875
(07) 4069 4089
Torres Strait
Islands
Ugar (Stephen Island) Primary Health Care Centre
Lot 10, Orankie Street
Ugar (Stephen Island) QLD 4875
(07) 4069 4086
Torres Strait
Islands
St Paul’s Primary Health Care Centre (on Moa Island)
Lot 33 Main Street, St Paul’s Village
Moa Island QLD 4875
(07) 4069 4348
Torres Strait
Islands
Warraber (Sue Island) Primary Health Care Centre
Cnr Esplanade Street and Aikuru Street
Warraber QLD 4875
(07) 4090 1400
Torres Strait
Islands
Iama (Yam Island) Primary Health Care Centre
Lot 13 Garth Lane
Yam Island QLD 4875
(07) 4090 1000
Townsville
Townsville Sexual Health Services
35 Gregory Street
North Ward QLD 4810
(07) 4433 9600

Central Queensland

Area Address
Bundaberg Q Clinic, Wide Bay Sexual Health
Margaret Rose Centre
312 Bourbong Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670
(07) 4150 2754
Hervey Bay QuAC Clinic Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre
22 Charles Street
Pialba QLD 4655
(07) 3017 1777
Mackay Sexual Health & Sexual Assault Service
Mackay Community Health
12–14 Nelson Street
Mackay QLD 4740
(07) 4968 3919
Rockhampton Rockhampton Blood Borne Virus and Sexual Health Service
92 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700
(07) 4932 5440
Rockhampton True Clinic
Glenmore Shopping Village
301 Farm Street
Norman Gardens QLD 4701
(07) 4927 3999

 

South-east Queensland

Area Address
Bowen Hills Rapid
Wet Spa & Sauna
22 Jeays Street
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
(07) 3013 5566
www.rapid.org.au
info@rapid.org.au
Brisbane True Clinic
Building 1, 230 Lutwyche Road
Windsor QLD 4030
www.true.org.au/clinic
clinicreception@true.org.au
Brisbane Sexual Health and HIV Service
Roma Street Clinic-Biala
Level 1, 270 Roma Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
(07) 3837 5611
Caboolture Sexual Health and HIV Service
Caboolture Community Health Centre
McKean Street
Caboolture QLD 4510
(07) 3897 6300
Fortitude Valley Rapid
2 Winn Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3013 5566
www.rapid.org.au
info@rapid.org.au
Fortitude Valley Clinic 30 Outreach Clinic @ Number 29
29 McLachlan Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3017 1777
Gold Coast Gold Coast Sexual Health
Southport Health Precinct
16-30 High Street
Southport QLD 4215
(07) 5687 9200
www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/our-services/sexual-health
sexualhealthgc@health.qld.gov.au
Gold Coast Gold Coast Sexual Health
Palm Beach Community Health Centre
9 Fifth Avenue
Palm Beach QLD 4221
(07) 5687 9200
www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/our-services/sexual-health
sexualhealthgc@health.qld.gov.au
Gold Coast Rapid
12/89-99 Burleigh Road
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
(07) 3013 5566
www.rapid.org.au
Ipswich Ipswich Sexual Health Service
Ipswich Health PlazaGround Floor, 21 Bell Street
Ipswich QLD 4305
(07) 3817 2428
www.westmoreton.health.qld.gov.au/our-services/ipswich-sexual-health-service/
IPSH@health.qld.gov.au
Ipswich Ipswich Sexual health and Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Service, Outreach Clinic
Goodna Community Health
81 Queen Street
Goodna QLD 4300
(07) 3817 2428
Ipswich True Clinic
Shop 5, 54 Limestone Street
Ipswich QLD 4305
(07) 3281 4088
www.true.org.au/clinic
ipsadmin@true.org.au
Kallangur Brisbane Centre for Sexual Health
1380 Anzac Avenue
Kallangur QLD 4503
(07) 3204 4222
www.familypracticemedicalcentres.com.au/centre-for-sexual-health
Redcliffe Sexual Health and HIV service
181 Anzac Avenue
Kippa-Ring QLD 4020
(07) 3897 6300
South Brisbane Rapid
Bodyline Spa & Sauna
46 Peel Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
07 3013 5566
www.rapid.org.au
info@rapid.org.au
Sunshine Coast Sexual Health and HIV Service (Clinic 87)
Nambour General Hospital
Block 3, Level 2
Nambour QLD 4560
(07) 5470 5244
clinic87@health.qld.gov.au
Sunshine Coast Sexual Health and HIV Service (Clinic 87) Caloundra clinic
Caloundra Hospital
West Terrace
Caloundra QLD 4551
(07) 5470 5244
clinic87@health.qld.gov.au u
Sunshine Coast Sexual Health and HIV Service (Clinic 87)
Noosa Clinic
Noosa Community Centre
Bottlebrush Avenue
Noosa QLD 4567
(07) 5470 5244
clinic87@health.qld.gov.au
Sunshine Coast Sexual Health and HIV Service (Clinic 87)
Gympie Clinic, Specialist Outpatient Services
Gympie Hospital
Level 1, Dunstan Building
Henry Street
Gympie 4570
(07) 5470 5244c
clinic87@health.qld.gov.au
Teneriffe Clinic 30 (Queensland AIDS Council)
30 Helen Street
Teneriffe QLD 4005
(07) 3017 1777
Toowoomba Kobi House
Pechey Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
(07) 4616 6446
Toowoomba True Clinic
Level 1, 661 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
(07) 4632 8166
www.true.org.au/clinic
twbadmin@true.org.au
Windsor True Clinic
Building 1, 230 Lutwyche Road
Windsor QLD 4030
(07) 3250 0200
www.true.org.au/clinic
Woolloongabba Princess Alexandra Sexual Health (PASH)
Princess Alexandra Hospital
199 Ipswich Road
Woolloongabba QLD 4102
(07) 3176 5881

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/
Queensland
13 HEALTH webtest For residents of Queensland
Age: 16+ years old
Cost: Free
What they test for:
·         Chlamydia
·         Gonorrhoea
www.qld.gov.au/health/staying-healthy/sexual-health/chlamydia-test

Other Queensland health services and resources

Name Description
Queensland AIDS Council www.quac.org.au

A community–based organization responsible for providing education, advocacy and support for those affected by HIV and AIDS in Queensland, Australia

True www.true.org.au

True is the state’s leading provider of high quality, reproductive and sexual health services. This includes clinic services for contraception and other health needs.

Other national health services and resources

Name Description
Queensland AIDS Council www.quac.org.au

A community–based organization responsible for providing education, advocacy and support for those affected by HIV and AIDS in Queensland, Australia

True www.true.org.au

True is the state’s leading provider of high quality, reproductive and sexual health services. This includes clinic services for contraception and other health needs.

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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