The centre

Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC) is the oldest sexual health service in NSW, operating since 1933. We are a busy centre offering testing, treatment and management for sexually transmissible infections (STI) and HIV. We are part of the Directorate of Planning, Population Health and Equity within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), which is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health.
We have sexual health specialist doctors, nurses, counsellors, health promotion officers, researchers and administration staff.

We have won a number of awards including:
  • 2015 SESLHD Improvement and Innovation Awards: Winner Staff Member of the Year – awarded to our Senior Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • 2014 Public Relations Institute of Australia: Winner National Golden Target Award – HIV Pop Up Testing
  • 2014 Public Relations Institute of Australia: Winner NSW Golden Target Award - HIV Pop Up Testing
  • 2014 NSW Health Innovation Symposium: Winner Local Solutions - a[TEST]
  • 2014 NSW Premier’s Partnership Awards: Finalist - a[TEST] with ACON
  • 2012 SESLHD Health Care Awards: Winner Outstanding Individual Contribution – awarded to our Senior Analyst for development of our clinical database and Xpress systems
  • 2012 SESLHD Health Care Awards: Highly Commended - Innovation Award
  • 2010 NSW Premier’s Public Sector Awards: Commendation – Delivering Services, Xpress Service Improving Patient Access
  • 2010 SESIAHS Excellence in Health Awards: Runner up - Health Care Unit of the Year
  • 2004 Baxter Award: Joint winner Consumer Participation – Satellite Sexual Health Youth Project (Little Black Book)
  • 2002 Baxter Award: Joint winner Fairer Access – Specialist Care to Communities in Far Western NSW