Sexual health services

Sexual health services in SA include: 

Adelaide Sexual Health Centre

Adelaide Sexual Health Centre offers a walk-in, free and confidential testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (including HIV).

Location: 1st Floor, 275 North Terrace Adelaide

Health Care workers can access expert advice on STIs and HIV from the senior medical staff.

For more information about Adelaide Sexual Health Centre, see the Adelaide Sexual Health Centre web page.

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SHINE SA (Sexual Health Information, Networking and Education) provides a comprehensive range of sexual health services. Services are free for all clients 30 years and under.

SHINE SA has clinics located around metropolitan Adelaide.

For more information about SHINE SA’s clinics and counselling services, visit the SHINE SA website or call 1300 794 584. 

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Youth Health Service

The Youth Health Service is a free, confidential health service for young people aged 12 to 25 years.

For more information visit the Youth Health Service website.

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Yarrow Place

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service 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.

For more information visit the Yarrow Place website.

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Women’s Health Service

The Women’s Health Service provides clinical and emotional and wellbeing services as part of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. Services are provided by women for women.

For more information visit the Women’s Health Service website.

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HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Triage Hotline

The HIV PEP Hotline is a 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline for members of the public who have or think they may have had a sexual or other non-occupational exposure to HIV. Anyone can call the HIV PEP hotline service – no referral is necessary, however, if the occupational exposure occurs in an SA Health workplace, follow the procedure outlined on the Workforce Health page on the SA Health intranet. All other workplaces can call the PEP hotline. Calls are answered by a Registered Nurse who will conduct a risk assessment based on the information provided by the caller. They will help the caller decide whether to access HIV PEP and, depending on the outcome, will either refer the caller to a HIV PEP distribution point, provide information, or refer the caller to another service.

For more information telephone 1800 022 226 or visit the following SA Health web pages:

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SAMESH (SA Mobilisation and Empowerment for Sexual Health)

SAMESH provides support, education and training about sexual health and HIV to the community. Services and programs include counselling and sexual health promotion.

For more information visit the SAMESH website.

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Sexual Healthline

The Sexual Healthline is a confidential service run by SHINE SA, for people who want to talk to someone on the phone or via email about their sexual health.

Telephone: 1300 883 793 or toll free: 1800 188 171 (country callers only), Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 12.30 pm.


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