Sexual Health Clinic at Richmond & Abbotsford
All GPs at Yarra Medical are trained in sexual health and can advise you on prevention, detection and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases in a discreet and professional manner. Standard GP consults of 10-15min apply for all initial sexual health assessments. However, if you require blood tests or further treatment, you may need to set aside up to 30 minutes for your visit. For a full listing of our consult fees, please visit our fees page.
Women with untreated chlamydia infections have an increased rate of infertility. Currently, the Royal Australian College of GPs recommends screening for chlamydia infection in all sexually active people aged 15–29 years every 12 months. Patients with a change in sexual partners should be screened more frequently. For more information on chlamydia, please click here or speak to one of our GPs at Yarra Medical.
Men who have sex with men
Men who have sex with men (MSM) should be screened for gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV every 12 months. Men who have multiple sexual contacts should be screened more often. Most MSM with STIs have no symptoms. Screening for hepatitis C should be provided for patients that are HIV positive or with a history of intravenous drug use.
PrEP treatment is now available from all GPs at Yarra Medical.
Sex Workers STI Testing
Yarra Medical offers the full range of STI screening for sex workers as well as appropriate documentation and certificates of STI screening.
Sexual Health Testing and Treatment
Both of our medical centres in Richmond and The Hive Shopping Centre in Abbotsford can provide on-site testing and treatment for most STI’s including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and herpes. We can also prescribe PreP treatment for the prevention of transmission of HIV. We have on-site pathology and blood testing from 8am to 1pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 12 noon Saturdays at both sites. STI screening swabs and urine testing can be completed at anytime. We stock most drug treatments on site for common STIs as well.
STI Clinic Melbourne
When you arrive for your STI check, our doctors will ask you a series of sexual health questions to establish your risk of sexually transmitted infections. It helps to determine what tests you require. Our GPs can order most tests and treat most infections at the clinic.
For more information on sexual health and sexuality transmitted infections (STI’s), please talk to your GP at Yarra Medical. For fact sheets on STIs, please see the fact sheets provided by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre by clicking here.