Sexual health services

Sexual health services in SA include:

Adelaide Sexual Health Centre

Adelaide Sexual Health Centre offers free and confidential testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (including HIV). Appointments are preferred, as long wait times may apply to walk-ins.

Health professionals can also contact the Adelaide Sexual Health Centre for expert advice on sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

SHINE SA

SHINE SA provides education and a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health services, STI and blood borne virus testing, contraception and counselling. Clinical and counselling services are free for all clients 30 years and under who have a Medicare card (a fee for consumables may apply).

SHINE SA also provides a Sexual Healthline, 1300 883 793 where you can talk confidentially to a SHINE SA nurse about any sexual health issue.

SAMESH

SAMESH - SA Mobilisation and Empowerment for Sexual Health (a joint program of SHINE SA and Thorne Harbour Health (Victoria)) provides support, education and training about sexual health and HIV for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV, as well as services for the broader LGBTIQ community.

Metropolitan Youth Health Service

The Metropolitan Youth Health Service as part of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network provides a free, confidential health service for young people aged 12 to 25 years.

Yarrow Place

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service, Women's and Children's Health Network, is the lead South Australian public health agency responding to adult rape and sexual assault for people who were aged 16 years and over at the time.

Women’s Health Service

The Women’s Health Service provides clinical, emotional and wellbeing services as part of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. Services are provided by women for women in welcoming, safe and culturally respectful health centres across metropolitan Adelaide. Services are for:

  • women experiencing domestic and family violence (related health issues)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women
  • refugee and newly arrived migrant women
  • women experiencing challenging health or life issues who have significant difficulty in accessing health services.

HIV PEP Triage Hotline

The HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Triage Hotline is a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline for members of the public who have or think they may have had a sexual or other non-workplace exposure to HIV.

For more information visit the following SA Health webpages:

PEP must be started within 72 hours of the HIV risk exposure.
Contact the South Australian HIV PEP hotline on 1800 022 226.