Clinical Services

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Counselling

Qualified counsellors in sexual health and sexually transmissible infections (STIs), including HIV, are available from Monday to Friday at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. Counselling is by appointment only. Please contact MSHC (hyperlink) to make a booking. Counselling is available for individuals or couples with concerns about sexual health and STIs, including HIV. The counsellors will assess anyone who is referred to the service and discuss the options open to the client. There is a limited ability to provide ongoing therapy at MSHC. The service is unable to offer counselling to couples or individuals experiencing relationship difficulties or to provide ongoing therapy for people with sexual dysfunction.

HIP (HIV Integrated Prevention)

HIP clinic 

Click here for more information about our HIP clinic

HIV clinic

The MSHC offers a specialist clinic, The Green Room, for people living with HIV. All doctors and nurses in this clinic are specialists in HIV medicine.  
Opening hours
The Green Room is available by appointment only, opening hours are as follows:   

Monday – Friday: 8.30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Services available

Services available in The Green Room include: 

  • Routine HIV related tests 
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) 
  •  Treatment: Anti-retroviral drugs and some other HIV related medicines are supplied by our onsite pharmacy. 
  • Counselling 
  • Referrals to other appropriate health services    
Contact

Please contact The Green Room directly on 

Phone: 03 93416214
Fax:      03 93416277

Results and Information Line

Sexual health nurses are available to answer your sexual health queries, provide advice and discuss the best service to meet your needs. Call 9341 6200 and select Option 2.

The Results and Information Line is generally open Monday to Friday:

Morning:

8.45 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Afternoon:

1.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.


Services of this telephone line include:

  • Giving test results to clients
  • Information about sexually transmissible infections (STIs)
  • Brief counselling for any concerns about sexual health, STIs, sexual relationships etc.
  • Referrals to the right health services for your individual needs

Laboratory Testing

Laboratory services are provided onsite by the  Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Melbourne

  • Some bacterial infections can be diagnosed on the day of your visit at the MSHC laboratory.
  • Specimens are coded - client names are not used for testing.
  • Blood specimens are taken onsite and sent for testing off-site at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)


MPath is a MSHC service for taking your self collected specimens to Melbourne Pathology. MPath  | MPath-MSM

Sexual Health Clinical Services

MSHC nurses and doctors provide the following clinical services to our clients

Testing and treatment for sexually transmissible infections (STIs)

  • Blood testing for STIs
  • Test results
  • Treatment if required
  • Basic contraceptive advice
  • Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
  • Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, B (where indicated)
  • Brief counselling for any concerns about sexual health, STIs, sexual relationships etc.

If demands on our services mean that we can’t provide you a clinical service on the day you attend, we will offer you other options for care.

Men who have sex with men clinic

 

TAG: a 15 min Nurse led sexual health testing service for men who have sex with men.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) nurse led clinic.

Free sexual health check

Sexually transmissible infections don’t always have symptoms, so you could have an STI without knowing and pass it on to someone else. That’s why, if you’re a man who has sex with other men it's important to get a regular sexual health check.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre offers appointments for free and confidential sexual health checks for gay and other men who have sex with men at the following times:

TAG: Wednesdays from - 8:45 am to 12:30pm - 1:30 pm to  4:30pm
Thursday evenings  from - 5:00 pm to  6:45pm 

For other MSM Nurse appointments please call the number below:

Call (03) 9341 6200 and press Option 2 to speak with a nurse and book an appointment and/ or for further information.

You are also welcome to attend the walk in and wait service for these tests.

* Please note these nurse led services are for men who have male partners and have no symptoms of sexually transmitted infections. (If you are unsure of what a symptom is, call to speak with a nurse before booking) 

Pharmacy

The Pharmacy provides:
  • Treatments and medications related to sexually transmissible infections Only scripts written by a doctor at MSHC are accepted for dispensing medication/ treatments
  • Some scripts from other clinics for HIV anti-retroviral drugs are also accepted
  • All medications/ treatments dispensed at the MSHC Pharmacy are free of charge

MSHC Pharmacy opening hours:

Monday – Friday:         9:00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
                                          1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.