Adelaide Sexual Health Centre
Adelaide Sexual Health Centre provides free, confidential, specialist sexual health services. Get advice, testing & treatment for all sexually transmitted infections.
Adelaide Sexual Health Centre provides a free and confidential sexual health service for South Australia. The clinic can be very busy, managing over 17,000 attendances per year. Because of this we prioritise who we see, for more information on these priority groups see below.
Services update — From 20 July we will have limited appointments for people with no symptoms. These appointments will only be available for priority groups of clients.
Free and confidential telephone interpreters are available at the clinic.
We are still providing the following services to people within their pre-booked appointment:
We deliver specialist sexual health services especially to those from these priority groups:
Due to an increase in demand on our service we are currently unable to provide STI screening if you:
If you view yourself in all of the groups above, we recommend you attend your local doctor (GP), or SHINE SA clinic for your STI check-up.
The triage nurse can provide you with information to take to another service to help them test you.
If you require more detailed information or would like to spend some time talking over your concerns, nurses are available to provide general sexual health information or we can refer you to counselling services.
At Adelaide Sexual Health Centre we offer routine check-ups which may include the following:
A blood test alone is not a full check-up.
A free, fully confidential clinical service is provided in a sex worker safe space. The SASI Clinic (South Australian Sex Industry Clinic) aims to provide high quality sexual health care in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. Sex Industry Network (SIN) peer workers are available through SASI Clinic for support and information.
Appoints are available for sex workers. Contact Adelaide Sexual Health Centre to arrange an appointment.
We test for all STIs and may use any of the following methods to determine if you have a sexually transmitted infection:
In addition to standard testing, we also offer ChEx (express chlamydia) screening. Based on your history, we will determine if ChEx (PDF 269KB) is suitable. ChEx will save you time and you receive the results by SMS.
Drug treatment for common acute conditions is provided free of charge. However, some conditions including chronic (long term) conditions may require prescription medication from a pharmacy.
Fasting is not required for routine blood tests at ASHC. Please ensure that you eat and drink before visiting the centre.
We offer pregnancy tests with on-the-spot results. We can arrange for referral to the South Australian Abortion and Support Services.
Emergency contraception is available for women who believe recent unprotected sex has put them at risk of pregnancy. See the Emergency contraception page for more information including side effects and what to expect. Wider choices are available at SHINE SA and your GP.
We offer free hepatitis B vaccination to all our clients. See the High Risk Hepatitis B Immunisation Program for more information.
Some clients may also be eligible for free Hepatitis A vaccination and Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination (Gardasil). Please ask your nurse or doctor for more information during your consultation.
Adelaide Sexual Health Centre offers clinicians specialist advice on STIs, including HIV post-exposure prophylaxis.
For clinical advice outside office hours, contact the on-call Infectious Disease service at: