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

South Australia

Online Testing

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

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/
South Australia
Get Checked Now For residents of South Australia
Age: 16-30 years old
Cost: Free
What they test for:
·         Chlamydia
·         Gonorrhoea
www.getcheckednow.com.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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