Sexual Health Service
What do we do?
Our service is free. You don't have to have a Medicare card, but please bring it if you have one. As a specialist sexual health clinic, we can provide you with a range of care:
- Testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections, HIV & hepatitis
- HIV Rapid Testing
- Needle and syringe packs
- Contraception, emergency contraception & pregnancy options
- Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
- Ask us your sexuality questions (sexual problems, straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or uncertain)
- Transgender care
- Sexual health counselling and information
- Indigenous Health Worker team
- Sexual health and contact tracing information and resources
What can I expect as a patient?
You can talk to us. We have friendly male and female staff and confidentiality is assured.
Who is eligible?
No charge, service free. Medicare card helpful but not essential (except for obtaining prescriptions from a hospital pharmacy).
Travellers are welcome. Results only available after 1 week. It is preferable that you attend this clinic to receive your results. If you will not be in Cairns one week after testing, we may refer you elsewhere.
Do I need a referral?
You don't need a referral, just come in during our walk-in hours, or phone us for an appointment for more complicated issues.
# 1, 2 or 7 stop outside on Sheridan St
# 7 also stops at Cairns Base Hospital
Rear of the building via Sheridan or Arthur St
Walk in clinics (no appointment needed)
|Monday||8.30am - 11.30am||1pm - 3:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am - 11:30am||1pm - 3:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am - 11:30am||1pm - 3:30pm|
|Thursday||8:30am - 11:30am||1pm - 6pm|
|Friday||Clinic closed for training||1pm - 3:30pm|
Our clinic is open for phone calls, a small number of booked appointments and needle and syringe packs (no bulk supplies) during these hours
|Monday||8am to 4.30pm|
|Tuesday||8am to 4.30pm|
|Wednesday||8am to 4.30pm|
|Thursday||8am to 6.30pm|
|Friday||1pm to 4.30pm|
Most results are available in one week.
For after hours emergencies please attend the Cairns Hospital Emergency Department