Sexual Health Service Tasmania

Sexual Health Service Tasmania is a state-wide service with clinics in Hobart, Launceston, and an outreach clinic in Devonport which primarily involve the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), sexual functioning, and conditions impacting upon sexuality.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

The Sexual Health Service provides people with the opportunity to enhance their sexual health and well being and is staffed by doctors, nurses, counsellor, psychologists and administrative officers.

Our services relate to:

  • sexual health checks
  • STIs diagnosis and treatment
  • HIV care
  • Hepatitis C management and treatment
  • management of vulval discomfort and pain
  • brief psychological assessment and treatment
  • genital dermatology
  • counselling and information around sexuality, sexual function and safe sex
  • gender identity

Low cost vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B are available are available from each of our clinics, and safer sex supplies can also be purchased. We provide a multidisciplinary transgender service including information, support and medical assistance and guidance. We are committed to ensuring people are well informed and offer assistance with many aspects of gender enquiry and transition.   We can also refer to other support services if required. A number of appointments may be required and linkage with a GP is recommended.  We are happy to take calls from other clinicians for advice regarding gender diversity.

We provide information in writing, over the telephone and in person.

Referral process

Clients who self-refer can make an appointment by calling either clinics on the above numbers.

Referral not essential, but if possible, please fax to the appropriate clinic:

Clinic 60 (60 Collins Street, Hobart)
Fax: (03) 6173 0322

Clinic 34 (34 Howick Street, Launceston)
Fax: (03) 6777 5101

Clinic 23 (23 Steele Street, Devonport)
Fax: (03) 6777 5101

At the time of consultation, test requirements will be identified.

For emergencies outside of Sexual Health Service business hours contact:

Emergency

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED
- Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED
- Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED
- Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED
- Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6222 8919

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

For doctors the following websites may be of benefit: