What services does Sexual Health Service Tasmania offer?
Sexual Health Service Tasmania is a state-wide service with offices in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport. The service is staffed by doctors, nurses, counsellors, educators and administrative officers. The Sexual Health Service provides people with the opportunity to enhance their sexual health and well being.
Clinical services - assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), sexual function and conditions impacting upon sexuality.
Counselling - our counsellors are trained to discuss issues relating to sexual health and well being. Counsellors are committed to maximising the ability of individuals to make healthy choices about issues that affect their lives.
Education - sexual health staff participate in community awareness campaigns and run education programmes. We aim to actively promote recognition of diversity and provide an interesting and challenging education programme that includes sessions on HIV, viral hepatitis and STI information. Each year a calendar of our set programmes is made available. We also respond to specific requests when possible.
Clinical services, counselling and education consider sexual wellbeing holistically. Our services relate to:
- sexual health checks;
- STIs diagnosis and treatment;
- HIV care;
- viral hepatitis diagnosis;
- management of vulval discomfort and pain;
- genital dermatology;
- sexual response and desire;
- sexual activities and safety;
- sex worker issues;
- sexual orientation; and
- gender identity.
We provide information in writing, over the telephone and in person.
Sexual Health Service Tasmania works with individuals, couples, families and communities where appropriate.
What to expect when you contact Sexual Health Service Tasmania
Appointments are available with doctors, nurses and counsellors. Appointments are generally made via the reception staff. Reception staff will aim to provide you with the most appropriate appointment by asking you whether you have a referral, any symptoms, if you have previously visited and the nature of your concern.
We ask that you arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment to allow time to make your sexual health file. Please allow one hour for first appointments.
On your first appointment a history will be taken and, in consultation with you, decisions about your health care needs will be made.
Ongoing care will be negotiated with you at the conclusion of your appointment. Sexual Health Service Tasmania operates within the bounds of the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.
Sexual Health Service Tasmania is staffed Monday to Friday from 8.30 am until 5.00 pm. Clinic times vary from site to site so please contact your local office for details.
Sexual Health Service
60 Collins Street
Ph: (03) 6233 3557
DEVONPORT23 Steele Street Devonport 7310 Ph: (03) 6421 7759
Toll Free Number 1800 675 859
More information on STIs can be found on the Australian Governments website at www.australia.gov.au/STI