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Townsville Sexual Health Services

Street address
35 Gregory Street
North Ward Q 4810

Postal address
PO Box 5224
Townsville MC QLD 4810
Telephone: +61 7 4433 9600 - ask for Sexual Health
Facsimile: +61 7 4433 9641
Email Townsville Sexual Health:

Clinic hours
Monday: 8.00am-4.30pm 
Monday evenings by appointment ONLY.

Please note:  The door is locked from 4.30pm.  Please press the green button on the left of the door for after-hours service.

RAPID is here on Monday afternoons  .... 

NOW conducted by QPP, find them on Grindr.  

HIV tests only-results in 20 minutes
contact RAPID on 0491 449 098 - Monday 3.30-6.30pm.

rapid hiv sti testing

Tuesday 8am-12pm
Men's Tuesday quickie clinic 3-6pm
If you have NO current health worries and just want a quick STI or HIV test drop into our "Quickie clinic"

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8.00am-4.30pm daily
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Satellite Clinics Kirwan (Wed/Thur) - bookings via triage nurse

Appointments / referrals

  • Appointments are available via the triage nurse only - 44339600
  • Clients can self-refer, referrals from Specialists and General Practitioners should be addressed to Dr Arun Menon- see Health Pathways below.

Services provided

Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services including management of:

  • Sexually transmissible infections
  • HIV, including HIV rapid testing (results in 20 minutes)
  • nPEP (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis for potential exposure to HIV)
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Contraception including emergency contraception
  • Non-forensic sexual assault
  • Transgender issues
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Genital dermatological conditions
  • Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)
  • Community based screening programs for STIs, HIV, syphilis, viral hepatitis
  • Counselling for all sexual health concerns
  • Education services for health professionals (GPs, nurses, midwives)


There are no charges.  A Medicare card is not essential but preferred and is used for bulk-billing purposes - ask about our privacy and confidentiality policy if required. Referrals should be to Dr Arun Menon

Geographical coverage

Townsville district.


Clinical Director:  Dr Arun Menon
Nurse Unit Manager:  Rose Gordon
Nurse Practitioner:  Penny Kenchington
HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Coordinator:  Angela Cooper

Other staff include Psychologist, Indigenous Sexual Health Registrar, Specialist Sexual Health Nurses, Contact Tracing Support Officer, Public Health Nurse, Indigenous Health Workers, Interns and visiting specialists from Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases.


Useful links

  • Non judgemental, friendly staff
  • STI treatment given free of charge
  • Free condoms, lube and dams
  • Extensive range of information on sexual health matters available
  • Bulk billed pathology service
  • Access to Needle and Syringe Program
  • 24 hour sharps bin on site

Free Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests available anytime via the internet and 13HEALTH

Last updated: 4 December 2018