Clinic 275 offers a walk-in, free and confidential testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections(STIs), including HIV.
No appointments necessary. No Medicare card required.
Upon arrival you will be required to complete a form to assist in your care plan. This will determine if a specialist doctor is required. If a specialist doctor is required, waiting times of up to two hours can be expected during busy times.
Monday: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Tuesday: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm
Wednesday: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm
Thursday: 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm
Friday: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
To ensure you are seen on the day, we advise you arrive at least 1 hour before closing times.
Contact Clinic 275
Telephone: (08) 8222 5075
Fax: (08) 8232 3504
Toll-free: 1800 806 490 (South Australian country callers only)
Address: 1st Floor 275 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Located on the first floor of the Chest Clinic Building (a part of the Royal Adelaide Hospital). It is located on the south-eastern corner of the intersection of North terrace and Frome road. The entrance is in the middle of the building.
Medical consultation, laboratory tests and sexual health advice are all free of charge at Clinic 275. A Medicare card is not required.
The Clinic has an onsite microscopy service. This means that we are able to provide some preliminary results on the day of your visit to the clinic.
Many common conditions can be accurately diagnosed during your visit, which means that treatment can be commenced without delay.
The emphasis of the clinic is on the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. It is not a family planning service so contraceptives, family planning advice and routine Pap smears are not offered.
HIV Point of Care Testing
Point of care (POC) testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is quick and convenient, providing results in 20 minutes rather than the next day. Some people refer to point of care testing as ‘rapid testing’.
HIV POC testing is now available at Clinic 275 through a 12 month, Commonwealth funded demonstration project, and at two other convenient CBD locations. See the HIV Point of Care Testing page for more information.
If you are a gay or bisexual man who lives in South Australia, we would like you to complete the Gay Community Periodic Survey. Taking part involves completing a brief, anonymous questionnaire about your sexual practices, drug use and health service engagement. The findings are used to guide HIV and sexual health programs in Australia. You must be at least 16 years of age to participate.
Fill in the survey at The Gay Community Periodic Survey
The survey is conducted by the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia, in collaboration with the SA Mobilisation to Enhance Sexual Health (SAMESH) and SA Health.
Need a sexual health check-up?
The most common curable STI in South Australia is chlamydia.
Chlamydia is most often a silent infection.
If you only have sex with people of the opposite sex in South Australia, and you have no symptoms, the infection you are most at risk of is chlamydia.
Here’s where you can get a check-up for chlamydia:
Confirmatory HIV test
Clinic 275 can offer you a confirmatory HIV test and result within 36 hours. Please ask one of the staff for more information at your next visit.
ChEx is an express chlamydia screening service for heterosexual men and women. It saves you time, and you receive your results by SMS.
ChEx does not include blood tests, throat and rectal tests.
Speak to one of our staff and see if ChEx testing is suitable for you.
A health advisory service is available for more detailed information and/or counselling related to STI issues.
Drug treatment for common acute conditions is provided free of charge. However, chronic/long term conditions may require prescription medication from a pharmacy.
Specialist clinical advice
Clinic 275 offers SA clinicians specialist advice on STIs, including HIV post-exposure prophylaxis. For clinical advice outside office hours, contact the on-call Infectious Disease service at:
- Royal Adelaide Hospital - (08) 8222 4000
- Flinders Medical Centre - (08) 8204 5511
- Lyell McEwin Hospital - (08) 8182 9000
- The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - (08) 8222 6000
- Women’s and Children’s Hospital - (08) 8161 7000