Brisbane Metro South Sexual Health Service provides a confidential, appointment-based service for testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) including HIV.
We offer regular clinics at:
The clinics are at various times and by appointment only. Appointments are with a doctor or nurse and there are also 15-minute express clinic appointments for screening people without symptoms and not requiring treatment. Please let us know if you need an interpreter when booking your appointment.
A referral from your GP may be required and this can be discussed when you phone to make an appointment.
Most of our services are free if you hold a Medicare card and reside in the Metro South catchment area. Please bring your Medicare card to each visit. PBS co-payments are required for any medications dispensed at hospital and external pharmacies.
If you do not have a Medicare card, or are not from a country with a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia, you will be billed for the costs of consultations, pathology tests and medications.
Please phone (07) 3176 5881 to speak with a triage nurse and to make an appointment.
Metro South Sexual Health Service offers clinics at Princess Alexandra and Logan Hospitals at various times, by appointment only. The service is confidential, and appointments are with a doctor or nurse. When making your appointment, let us know if you prefer to see a male or female clinician and if you need an interpreter.
Please note: Clinic times and locations may vary (phone to confirm clinic locations and times).
Xpress Clinics are for quick access to STIs/HIV screening for people over 18 years who have no symptoms and appointments are 15 minutes.
Results are available by phone (07) 3176 5881, SMS or at the clinic in 1 week.
The Xpress Clinic is NOT for you if you have\need the following:
If you require any of these services, please make an appointment at a regular clinic. An interpreter can be arranged if required, please let us know when making your appointment.
For clinic times and appointments, please phone (07) 3176 5881.
When you arrive at a PASH clinic you will be asked to fill in a form with some personal details.
You should expect to spend about an hour at the clinic on your first visit.
After filling out the form, please wait in the waiting room until you are called. The doctor or nurse will take you into a clinic room and ask you about your reason/s for attending the clinic, if you have symptoms and your sexual health history. These questions help to decide what tests are needed and what management we can offer you.
You may need to do a urine test (best not to pass urine for at least an hour before your appointment) and have a blood test. You may need a genital examination and other tests if you have symptoms. The doctor or nurse will aim to make this as comfortable for you as possible. Please tell us if you prefer to see a male or female clinician and if you need an interpreter when making your appointment.
Results are available by phone (07) 3176 5881 or at the clinic in 1 week.
You may need to return for treatment and if you have an infection, your partner may also need treatment. We can help with information about how to tell your partner (please go to contact tracing page).
Disability access: The Princess Alexandra Sexual Health clinic is wheelchair friendly. Lift access to the clinic on the 5th floor and disabled toilet facilities are available. We also have examination beds that can be height adjusted.
Metro South Sexual Health Service welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. There are two indigenous health care workers (one male and one female) who are part of the Princess Alexandra Hospital team to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during clinic appointments for tests and treatments for sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
These services are provided at various venues and times and are free and confidential (no Medicare care required). On the spot youth clinics are held at various venues for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have tests.
The above services are available for people aged 14 years and over.
You are invited to give feedback on any aspect of the care you received at Metro South Sexual Health Service as your comments will improve the service we provide.
We would like your care to go well, but we also know that things may not always go as planned. If you are concerned about the care you are receiving, please advise the staff member at the time, or another member of the Princess Alexandra Hospital team so that we can address your concerns.
You can contact the Clinical Nurse Consultant on (07) 3176 5881 to discuss your concerns and they will follow up with the appropriate action.
You can also phone the Patient Liaison Officer on (07) 3176 5598 to discuss your concerns or write to them at the address below:
Patient Liaison Office
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Reply Paid 1629
Woolloongabba Qld 4102
If you have been tested and told that you have a sexually transmissible infection (STI) and/or HIV, you will need to let your partner/s know so they can be tested and treated (if required). This can stop the infection being passed on and treat people who may not even know they have an infection. Your doctor or sexual health nurse can discuss with you the best way to find partners and inform them of the risk.
You may choose to tell your partner/s yourself, or your health practitioner could discreetly contact them for you. The websites below can help with contact tracing via conversation, SMS, email or letter either personally or anonymously.
If you are a health professional please visit: Contact tracing for health professionals.
Metro South Sexual Health Service welcomes people of all cultures and backgrounds. For Sexual health information in your language please visit www.eccq.com.au (helping people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds).
If you cannot speak English or it is not your first language and you need help, please let us know when making your appointment so we can book an interpreter for you. This is free of charge.
Sexually transmitted infections
Support for sex workers
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a month-long course of anti-HIV drugs that may prevent HIV infection after a possible exposure. The sooner someones starts PEP the better, but it must be started within 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV.