Accessing sexual health checks regularly is an essential part of a healthy sex life and we're making it even simpler to get tested!
STRIP Clinic makes it easier and more comfortable for LGBTIQ+ community members to look after their sexual health. STRIP Clinic is quick, simple and free ton access. STRIP clinic also offers limited booked appointments for prescriptions for starting PrEP.
Friendly and professional nurses and Doctors from the Canberra Sexual Health Centre and Capital Health Network are in attendance and your results are available over the phone or via text message. Consultations take 20 to 30 minutes, appointments are not required for testing only but we suggest booking to minimise your wait time.
Tests conducted at STRIP clinics are looking for asymptomatic STIs, those that do not always have obvious symptoms, including;
- Hepatitis A, B and C
All tests are voluntary and can be discussed with the nurses. The tests are designed to be as non-invasive as possible, and some samples are self-collected in privacy. We also sell HIV Self-Test Kits if you would prefer to take this test at home. Kits cost $30.00 and come with a simple to follow instruction booklet and YouTube video.
If you are a student, receiving financial, disability or other government support, or experiencing short term financial difficulties you can ask about access to our free PrEP voucher program, provided in collaboration with Green Cross Pharmacy.
STRIP Clinic is a project of PACT, the Partnership Approach to Comprehensive Testing, running since 2002. PACT is collaboration between the AIDS Action Council, Canberra Sexual Health Centre, Capital Health Network, SWOP ACT and Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT as well as the venues that allow the clinics on their premises.
For additional information about sexual health testing available across Canberra, or to book a time during STRIP Clinic please call our office on 02 6257 2855 during business hours.
Gay and bisexual men without symptoms can also access sexual health testing at ‘M Clinic’ at The Canberra Sexual Health Centre, Building 5 of the Canberra Hospital, Palmer Street, Garran. M Clinic is a free walk-in clinic available between 4:30pm and 7pm on the first business Monday of every month (excludes public holidays).