Men's and Women's sexual health program
- Services available
- Where you can get tested and who you can call about this
- Sexual health and STI information and videos
How often to be screened
Everyone between the ages of 15-39 should have a yearly test for sexually transmissible infections (STI) & blood borne viruses. Most people don’t have any symptoms of STIs and that is why it is important to have a yearly test. If you have any STI signs such as a discharge, rash, itch, pain, bleeding and or sores, then please contact our service for a confidential and private consultation.
Within our area we have increased number of people with STIs and it is important to test and treat people as soon as possible as untreated STIs can lead to complications, such as difficulty getting pregnant,
How we screen
A test for STIs requires a sample of urine and blood and takes less than 20 minutes.
Why we screen
Within our area we have increased number of people with STIs and it is important to test and treat people as soon as possible as untreated STIs can lead to complications with fertility and general health.
If you have an STI, all your partners need to be treated and have a test. If your partners do not have a test, then you will get the infection again and need to be treated again.
Either you can tell your partners or the clinic can. If the clinic contacts your partners, your name is not mentioned.
To protect your privacy Queensland Health follows privacy requirements which set out standards for how we handle personal information. Read Respecting your privacy in sexual health clinics (PDF 308 kB) for more information.
- Sexually transmissible Infection (STI) screening
- Emergency contraception
- Pap smear screening
- Condoms and lube
- Contact tracing or partner notification
All Torres and Cape HHS facilities can test and treat STIs.
- Watch video on Having a sexual health check - Female
- Watch video on Having a sexual health check - Male
Find the Torres and Cape health care facility contact details, nearest to you however details for our specialist teams in your local area are listed below.
|Cape York Peninsula||Nurse||Health Worker|
|Aurukun / Mapoon||mob: 0437 676 985||mob: 0427 429 855|
|Weipa / Napranum||mob: 0409 867 337||mob: 0428 327 936|
|Pormpuraaw / Kowanyama||mob: 0428 563 600||mob: 0438 895 953|
|Lockhart River / Coen||mob: 0437 825 028||mob: 0429 934 992|
|Cooktown / Hope Vale / Laura / Wujul Wujul||mob: 0428 628 490||mob: 0438 994 118|
|Northern Peninsula Area||Nurse||Health Worker|
|Bamaga / Injinoo / New Mapoon / Seisia / Umagico||ph: (07) 4090 4235||ph: (07) 4090 4210|
|Torres Strait Islands||Nurse||Health Worker|
ph: (07) 4069 0412
Manager Health Programs ph: (07) 4069 0413