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: Canberra Sexual Health Centre will be closed for Christmas from 2:00pm Friday 23rd December 2016 and we will re-open 9:00am Tuesday 3rd January 2017. 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
The M Clinic is a free walk-in clinic at Canberra Sexual Health Centre offering STI checks for men who have sex with men at a more convenient time. HIV results are available via SMS in less than 24 hours.
4:30pm - 7pm on the first business Monday of every month.
2016 M Clinic Dates
4 January 4 July
1 February 1 August
7 March 5 September
4 April 10 October (Labour day on first Mon)
2 May 7 November
6 June 5 December
M Clinic is a great opportunity to access free, confidential, after hours screening for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses for men that have sex with men.
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 sex with men, and more frequent testing (every 3-6 months) for men who have more than one partner or change partners stipu.nsw.gov.au/stigma/sti-testing-guidelines-for-msm/
M Clinic patients can receive HIV results in less than 24 hours by phone or SMS, with full STI results available in one week.
Enquiries: CSHC 6244 2184
► After Hours Outreach Clinics for the LGTBI (Lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex) community
STRIP CLINIC DATES 2016
Clinics are held 5.00pm till 7.00pm at Havelock House
85 Northbourne Ave (Gould Street entrance) Turner
Monday 15th August
Monday 19th September
Monday 17th October
Monday 21st November
Monday 19th 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:
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.