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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
  • Condoms/lube
  • 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. You will only receive results if something comes back positive (no news is good news!). Most positive results will simply be sent by sms.. 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.

Questions/ FAQs

# 1, 2 or 7 stop outside on Sheridan St
# 7 also stops at Cairns 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 Closed in the am for training 1pm - 3:30pm

You can phone us between: 8am and 4:30pm Monday – Wednesday; 8am – 6:30pm Thursday; and 1 – 4:30 Friday

Most results are available in one week.

For after hours emergencies please attend the Cairns Hospital Emergency Department

Last updated: 16 February 2015

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Contact us

Cairns Sexual Health Service

Address: Cairns North Community Health (upstairs)
381 Sheridan Street, Cairns(Opposite Tobruk Pool)

Postal address: PO Box 902, Cairns Q 4870

Phone: (07) 4226 4769
Fax: (07) 4226 4771

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