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

Metro WA

Regional WA

Online Testing

Other WA health services and resources

Other national health services and resources

 

Metro WA

Suburb Contact Information
Fremantle South Terrace Clinic
Level 2, Fremantle Hospital (B Block)Alma Street
Fremantle WA 6160
(08) 9431 2149
www.fhhs.health.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Service-Directory/Sexual-Health
Fremantle headspace Fremantle
Level 1 Wesley CentralCnr Market Street and  Cantonment Street
Fremantle WA 6160
(08) 9335 6333
headspace.org.au/
Northbridge Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)
70 Roe Street
Northbridge WA 6003
(08) 9227 6177
shq.org.au/
info@shq.org.au
Northbridge Women’s Health and Family Services
227 Newcastle Street
Northbridge WA 6003
(08) 6330 5400 or 1800 998 399
www.whfs.org.au/
info@whfs.org.au
Northbridge Quarry Health Centre
170 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge WA 6003
(08) 9227 1444
Perth Royal Perth Hospital, Sexual Health Clinic
Level 4, Ainslie House
48 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000
(08) 9224 2178
www.rph.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Service-Directory/Sexual-Health
Perth Derbarl Yerrigan (Aboriginal Health Service)
156 Wittenoom Street
Perth WA 6004
(08) 9421 3888
www.dyhs.org.au/
West Perth M Clinic
548 Newcastle Street
West Perth WA 6005
(08) 9227 0734
www.mclinic.org.au/

Regional WA

City Contact Information
Albany headspace Albany
3/15 Peels Place
Albany WA 6330
(08) 9842 9871
headspace.org.au/
Armadale headspace Armadale
40 Fourth Road
Armadale WA 6992
(08) 9393 0300
headspace.org.au/
Broome headspace Broome
Shop A, 38 Frederick Street
Broome WA 6725
(08) 9193 6222
headspace.org.au/
Brunswick South West Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) Outreach Clinic-Brunswick
St Johns Ambulance Sub Centre
1 Ridley Street
Brunswick WA 6224
(08) 9734 3581
www.swams.com.au/
info@swams.com.au
Bunbury

 

headspace Bunbury
1/82 Blair Street
Bunbury WA 6230
(08) 6164 0680
headspace.org.au/
Bunbury South West  Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) Outreach
Unit 5/55 Forrest Avenue
Bunbury WA 6230
(08) 9726 6000 or 1800 779 000
www.swams.com.au/
info@swams.com.au
Carnarvon Carnarvon Population Health Unit
Cnr Stuart Street and Johnson Street
Carnarvon WA 6701
(08) 9941 0560
Collie South West AMS Outreach Clinic – Collie
Collie Hospital
Deakin Street
Collie WA 6225
(08) 9726 6000
www.swams.com.au/
info@swams.com.au
Geraldton Geraldton Population Health Unit
Shenton Street
Geraldton WA 6530
(08) 9956 1985
Geraldton Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Health Service
Rifle Range Road
Rangeway WA 6530
(08) 9956 6555
www.grams.asn.au/
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Kalgoorlie-Boulder Population Health Unit
36-42 Ware Street
Boulder WA 6432
(08) 9080 8200
Kalgoorlie headspace Kalgoorlie
Level 1, 48 Brookman Street
Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
(08) 9021 5599
headspace.org.au/
Manjimup

 

South West AMS Outreach Clinic-Manjimup
GP Down South Rooms
Unit 7-8 / 30-32 Rose Street
Manjimup WA 6258
(08) 9771 2260
www.swams.com.au/
info@swams.com.au
Osborne Park headspace Osborne Park
145 Main Street
Osborne Park WA 6017
(08) 9208 9555
headspace.org.au/
South Hedland Pilbara Public Health Unit
Hedland Health Campus
Colebatch WaySouth
Hedland WA 6722
(08) 9174 1660

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/
Western Australia
Could I have it?

 

Age: 16+ years old
Cost: Free
What they test for:
·        Chlamydia
·        Gonorrhoea
www.couldihaveit.com.au
Get the Facts

 

Age: 16-30 years old
Cost: Free
What they test for:
·         Chlamydia
·         Gonorrhoea
www.getthefacts.health.wa.gov.au/online-chlamydia-testing

Other WA health services and resources

Service Description
Could I have it?  www.couldihaveit.com.au

A Government of Western Australia Department of Health website that provides information on all STIs, services, and online testing in WA.

Get the facts www.getthefacts.health.wa.gov.au

Get the Facts provides young people in WA with information on sexual health and relationships, including contraception, body image, tattoos, piercings, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood–borne viruses (BBVs).

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) www.shq.org.au

SHQ offers a range of professional services including testing and treatment of STI’s, contraception, unplanned pregnancy, pap smears, and drop–in clinics.

Western Australian AIDS Council www.waaids.com

The WA AIDS council leads the Western Australian community in the provision of a wide range of services in the prevention, treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS.

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 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 reachout.com/

ReachOut helps under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times.