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 Tasmania. Click on the links below to find a clinic in your area and get it done.

Burnie

Devonport

Hobart

Launceston

Online Testing

Other Tasmania health services and resources

Other national health services and resources

 

Burnie

City Contact Information
Burnie Sexual Health Service Tasmania
11 Jones Street
Burnie TAS 7320
(03) 6434 6315
Upper Burnie Family Planning Tasmania
1 Pine Avenue
Upper Burnie TAS 7320
(03) 6431 7692
www.fpt.asn.au
burnie@fpt.asn.au

Devonport

City Contact Information
Devonport Sexual Health Service Tasmania
23 Steele Street
Devonport TAS 7310
(03) 6421 7759

Hobart

City Contact Information
Gleanorchy Family Planning Tasmania
421 Main Road
Glenorchy TAS 7010
(03) 6273 9117
www.fpt.asn.au
info@fpt.asn.au
Hobart Sexual Health Service Tasmania
60 Collins Street
Hobart TAS 7000
(03) 6233 3557
Hobart

 

Clinic 319
TasCAHRD
319 Liverpool Street
Hobart TAS 7000
(03) 6234 1242
www.tascahrd.org.au
mail@tascahrd.org.au

Launceston

City Contact Information
Launceston Sexual Health Service Tasmania
42 Canning Street
Launceston TAS 7250
(03) 6336 2216
Launceston Family Planning Tasmania
269 Wellington Street
Launceston TAS 7250
(03) 6343 4566
www.fpt.asn.au
lton@fpt.asn.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/

Other Tasmania health services and resources

Service Description
Family Planning Tasmania www.fpt.asn.au

Family Planning Tasmania (FPT) is a state–wide, not for profit organisation providing sexual and reproductive health clinic and education services to all Tasmanians. FPT is the leading agency in Tasmania working in the area of sexual and reproductive health.

Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis & Related Diseases www.tascahrd.org.au

tasCAHRD A community based Tasmanian organisation which advocates & supports communities living with and/or affected by AIDS HIV, Hepatitis and related diseases

The Link www.thelink.org.au

The Link is a safe, professional and confidential service that provides support, practical assistance, information, advocacy and referral services in relation to health and other related issues. All services are free of charge and confidential.

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.