Sexual Health Clinic at QMC

Sexual Health Service

Queenstown Sexual Health Clinic is a specialist service offering confidential Sexual Health advice and support, including diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.

  • Patient safety
  • 20+ years of medical excellence
  • Subsidised services

SERVICES

A specialist service offering confidential sexual health care.

We offer support services and information for everyone. We can provide you with correct and safe medical advice to allow you to make your own informed decisions.

Protection advice

There are ways to protect yourself and your partner against STIs. Male and female condoms offer the best protection against STIs. They must be used correctly every time you have sex. There is, however, no 100% effective method.

Genital Examination & Support

The Doctor or Nurse Practitioner may examine the genital skin looking for signs of infection such as genital warts and genital herpes. If you are too uncomfortable to undergo an examination, you may be provided with swabs that you can use to test for  Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

Sexual Wellbeing Support

Here at the clinic, we offer support to develop a sense of self-esteem, personal attractiveness and competence, along with freedom from sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction,  sexually transmitted diseases and sexual assault/coercion. Sexual wellbeing affirms sexuality as a positive energy, enhancing all dimensions of one’s life. We offer support services and information for anyone gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersex or questioning.

STD Advice & Testing

STIs are infections you can contract if you have unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex or skin-to-skin contact with another person. STIs are serious and may resolve themselves,  but if not will lead to symptoms. It is important to be tested and, if necessary, treated.

Genital Pain & Sexual Dysfunction

Pelvic pain is constant or intermittent pain experienced between the belly button and the tops of the legs. Pelvic pain affects up to 25% of our population and significantly impacts a person’s quality of life. Male sexual dysfunction is a series of conditions, most notably including erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie’s disease (PD), and premature ejaculation (PE), defined by impaired sexual functioning.

Protection advice

There are ways to protect yourself and your partner against STIs. Male and female condoms offer the best protection against STIs. They must be used correctly every time you have sex. There is, however, no 100% effective method.

Genital Examination & Support

The Doctor or Nurse Practitioner may examine the genital skin looking for signs of infection such as genital warts and genital herpes. If you are too uncomfortable to undergo an examination, you may be provided with swabs that you can use to test for  Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

Sexual Wellbeing Support

Here at the clinic, we offer support to develop a sense of self-esteem, personal attractiveness and competence, along with freedom from sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction,  sexually transmitted diseases and sexual assault/coercion. Sexual wellbeing affirms sexuality as a positive energy, enhancing all dimensions of one’s life. We offer support services and information for anyone gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersex or questioning.

STD Advice & Testing

STIs are infections you can contract if you have unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex or skin-to-skin contact with another person. STIs are serious and may resolve themselves,  but if not will lead to symptoms. It is important to be tested and, if necessary, treated.

Genital Pain & Sexual Dysfunction

Pelvic pain is constant or intermittent pain experienced between the belly button and the tops of the legs. Pelvic pain affects up to 25% of our population and significantly impacts a person’s quality of life. Male sexual dysfunction is a series of conditions, most notably including erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie’s disease (PD), and premature ejaculation (PE), defined by impaired sexual functioning.

Sexual health advice & care

Clinics are held at our Isle Street practice on Monday and Thursday afternoon and at our Remarkables Park practice on Wednesday afternoons. If you have concerns and cannot wait until a scheduled clinic, please ask reception to book a GP or Nurse Practitioner appointment with one of our sexual health qualified professionals.

Book your appointment

You can book online using the Manage My Health website or app if you are an enrolled patient. Alternatively, you can book in person or by phoning reception on 03 441 0500.

Prior to your appointment

Before your appointment, if you wish to be tested on-site, please refrain from emptying your bladder. We advise a check-up two weeks after unprotected sex or each time you have a change in partner.

Follow up if required

Your privacy is our priority. If you wish to see the same clinician again, we can book you for a follow-up if required.

Supplementary Service

Looking for contraception advice and care?

At our contraceptive clinic, we provide an array of birth control options, including IUDs, contraceptive pills, injections, condoms, and emergency contraception, ensuring you have a diverse selection to meet your specific needs. Learn more about our contraceptive clinic below.

Contraceptive Clinic

Frequently asked questions

I'm worried about HIV, what should I do?

If you are worried that you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, you may require Post-Exposure Prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE). PEPSE can be accessed at our sexual health service or at the Urgent Care Clinic. Further information on PEPSE can be found here.

If you think you need an HIV test, you can attend a clinic one month following a possible exposure to HIV. It can take one month to detect HIV in a blood test. You may be at risk of HIV if you have had unprotected sex with someone who has HIV or if you share needles and have wounds exposed to infected blood.

How long after sex should I be tested?

After unprotected sexual contact, you can have a test to check for sexually transmitted infections or STIs. To ensure the test is accurate, you may be asked to repeat the test after a certain amount of time after the sexual contact. This time is also known as a “window period”. The window periods are different for different infections: Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea – two weeks after sexual contact. HIV – one month after sexual contact. Syphilis and Hepatitis – three months after sexual contact.

I've heard getting tested can be painful. Is that true?

Most of the time, you will only be required to provide a urine sample or take your own swab. You may also have a blood test, which takes a small amount of blood from a vein in the arm. Sometimes other tests may be required, which may cause mild discomfort but shouldn’t be painful. Some people may need a genital examination performed by our clinicians, who will make the procedure as comfortable as possible.

How do I get my results?

At Queenstown Sexual Health, our results policy is no news is good news; otherwise, you will receive a text or phone call within seven days of your tests being taken. If you have our Patient Portal app, you can access your results there.

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Locations Offering

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Services

At QMC we offer personalised care to our enrolled, casual patients or visitors travelling through Queenstown. You don’t have to be enrolled to visit us. View our practice locations below.

Isle Street

As our Isle Street practice is our biggest centre, our healthcare providers work in two general practice teams to provide our enrolled and regular casual patients with a higher standard of healthcare. These teams comprise of GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants...

Isle Street

Remarkables Park

The Remarkables Park practice includes GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistant appointments. Additional services include a Cervical Screening Clinic, Sexual Health Clinic, and Ear Health Clinic...

Remarkables Park

How we can help you

At QMC, we offer personalised care to our enrolled, casual patients or visitors travelling through Queenstown. You don’t have to be enrolled to visit us. View our practice options below.

Casual Patients & Visitors

New to town or travelling through? We are here to provide exceptional medical care for everyone. You do not need to be enrolled to visit us.

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After Hours & Urgent Care

Open 365 days a year, our After Hours & Urgent Care is available to assist patients with an illness or injury that does not appear to be life threatening.

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Telehealth Appointments

We understand making the trip to visit your doctor can create more pressure. Telehealth offers flexibility, convenience and saves you time.