Canberra Sexual Health Centre
Canberra Sexual Health Centre is a free service and Canberra's leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections.
As a specialist clinic, we aim to provide confidential and high quality professional and non-judgemental care, giving you access to the latest information, advice and treatments.
Located at Building 5 (North Wing)
Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT
Phone: (02) 6244 2184
Accessing Our Services
► Daily Walk-In Clinics - No appointments necessary
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mornings
9am - 2pm
1.30pm - 3.30pm
NOTE: For out of hours HIV PEP/sexual assault care, please present to the emergency department.
► Booked Appointments
Booked appointments are available for specialist HIV care throughout the week. We encourage those needing HIV care to book an appointment rather than attend our busy walk in clinics.
Limited appointments for general sexual health care are available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
► M Clinic - After hours STI checks for gay and bisexual men who do not have symptoms
The M Clinic is a free walk-in clinic at Canberra Sexual Health Centre offering STI checks for men who have sex with men. Results are available within 1 week.
4:30pm - 7pm on the first business Monday of every month.
2017 M Clinic Dates
|Mon 9th January (Public holiday on first Mon)||Mon 3rd July|
|Mon 6th February||Mon 7th August|
|Mon 6th March||Mon 4th September|
|Mon 3rd April (Public holiday on first Mon)||Mon 9th October|
|Mon 1st May||Mon 6th November|
|Mon 5th June||Mon 4th December|
Australian HIV and STI testing guidelines for gay men who don't have any symptoms, recommend at least annual HIV and STI testing for all men who have sex with men. More frequent testing every 3-6 months is indicated for men who's sexual behaviour increases their risk of infection see stipu.nsw.gov.au/stigma/sti-testing-guidelines-for-msm/
Enquiries: CSHC 6244 2184
Strip Clinic Dates 2017
► After Hours Outreach Clinics for the LGTBI (Lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex) community
Clinics are held 5.00pm till 7.00pm at Havelock House
85 Northbourne Ave (Gould Street entrance) Turner
|Mon 16th January||Mon 19th July|
|Mon 20th February||Mon 21st August|
|Mon 20th March||Mon 18th September|
|Tues 18th April (Public holiday on Mon)||Mon 16th October|
|Mon 15th May||Mon 20th November|
|Mon 19th June||Mon 18th December|
NO BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED — JUST DROP IN!
*Receiving results via phone call or SMS is optional after discussion with the clinician.
For more information go to aidsaction.org.au/aids-action-council-services/strip-clinics.html
Transgender, intersex and gender diverse health
Canberra Sexual Health Centre welcomes members from the transgender, intersex and gender diverse community for sexual health care. For clients requiring transition care, the following GP's in the Canberra region can assist:
Dr Lisa Watson at Waramanga Medical Centre has expertise and personal experience in trans and intersex health, and welcomes new patients.
Waramanga Medical Centre
Waramanga Shopping Centre
Waramanga ACT 2611. Tel: (02) 62881855
Dr Tuck Meng Soo and Dr Nick Hamilton at the Airport General Practice have an interest in transgender health and welcome patients who require assistance in this area. They offer non-judgmental, comprehensive healthcare.
Airport General Practice
25-31 Mustang Avenue, Majura Park
Tel: (02) 6248 2600
►A Gender Agenda works with the sex and gender diverse community (trans* intersex and gender diverse) and provides information, support, community events, education and advocacy.
Tel: (02) 6162 1924
HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
If you've had high risk/potential exposure to HIV, you need to seek medical advice as soon as possible. Canberra Sexual Health Centre clinicians will assess your exposure risk and provide you with information and PEP medications where indicated.
Call anytime during our business hours of 8:30am - 5:00pm to arrange an urgent PEP consultation (including Wednesday mornings when our clinic is closed). For after-hours PEP, please present as soon as possible to either Canberra Hospital or Calvary Hospital Emergency Departments.
For more information on PEP:
PrEP HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
PrEP is a treatment used by HIV negative people, who are at high risk of HIV infection, to reduce their chance of getting HIV; it involves taking medication on a daily basis. Talk to your doctor or nurse to find out how the use of PrEP combined with other prevention methods can help decrease the likelihood of transmission of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Further information can be found at:
PrEP can be accessed in two ways in the ACT:
- EPIC-NSW https://epic-nswstudy.org.au/
This is a clinical study run by the Kirby Institute, with the cost of the medication being funded by ACT Health.
Canberra Sexual Health Centre is now recruiting to the study. It allows people at high risk of HIV infection to access PrEP for up to 15 months at no cost.
There are strict eligibility criteria; regular practice visits and testing are required to continue the supply of the medication.
If you are already on our waiting list for EPIC-NSW you will be contacted over the coming weeks.
If you are not on our waiting list and would like to register your interest in EPIC-NSW,
please call us on 02 6144 2184. You will be asked for your details and a study team member will call you back.
The Interchange General Practice http://www.igp.net.au/ is also a study site for EPIC-NSW:
Please call 02 6247 5742 and ask for Philip.
- Personally importing the medication
The medication can be purchased and imported if you have a valid prescription.
We can help you to find a suitable overseas source of the medication and assist you to monitor your sexual health and check for side-effects of PrEP.
Make an appointment with one of our doctors do discuss the personal importation of PrEP.
Getting Your Results
We will ask you during consultation your preferred method of receiving your results. Your options are SMS, telephone or attending our clinic.
Telephone results are available by calling us on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday before 4pm and leave your details with reception. One of our nurses will call you back when they’re free.
If you prefer to attend the clinic for your results, you can attend the walk-in clinic or book an appointment.
Remember! Canberra Sexual Health Centre phone number will appear as a private number!
Finding Our Clinic
Canberra Sexual Health Centre is locate on the ground floor of Building 5 at Canberra Hospital, behind the ANU Medical School and the National Capital Private Hospital.
Travelling by Car
Enter Hospital Rd from Gilmore Cres then turn left to enter the small carpark near our clinic. Limited parking is also available on Gilmore Cres, or check out the map below to see other parking options.
Travelling by Bus
Canberra ACTION Buses run regular services from the Civic and Woden interchanges ( View timetables ). Bus stops on Hospital Rd and Gilmore Cres are a short 5 min walk to the clinic.
Travelling by Bicycle
Bike racks with lockable storage are available near Building 4 and throughout Canberra Hospital (bring your own lock).
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Canberra Sexual Health Centre
Ground Floor, Building 5 (North Wing)
Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT 2605
PO Box 11, Woden ACT 2605
Ph: (02) 6244 2184
Fax: (02) 6174 8200
For after-hours care, you can speak to a registered nurse at HealthDirect on 1800 022 222, or go to other after hours services.
For urgent after-hours PEP or sexual assault services please present to your nearest emergency department.