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Young People

We have a walk in youth clinic for Australian citizens and permanent residents age 25 and under at our youth clinic in Bondi Junction.

All other young people should complete the Time to Test assessment on our website to find out if we are the right service for you.

For more information on sexual health clinics and other testing options call the Sexual Health Information Link on 1800 451 624.

See below for information on the youth clinic.

Youth Clinic

Monday and Wednesday 2-6 pm (excluding public holidays).

You need to be an Australian citizen/permanent resident to access this service. You don’t need your own Medicare card.

We are located at: headspace Bondi Junction.

20 Bronte road, Bondi Junction (located next to 400 bus stop and the opening of Westfield shopping centre)

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(02) 9366 8800

Headspace Bondi Junction

Time to Test

If you think you might have been at risk for an STI or HIV please complete our Time To Test? online risk assessment.

This will help us work out if we are the best place to meet your needs. we’ll ask you a few questions about your recent sexual activity and at the end we’ll tell you what to do next.

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General Practice (GP) or other testing options

Most STI and HIV testing in NSW is conducted through GPs. It’s a good idea for everyone who is sexually active to get a regular check-up. We recommend you see a GP for this.

Click here for a referral letter you can take to your GP. Or explore other testing options.

If you want help in finding a local doctor or you would like further information, talk to a sexual health nurse at the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.

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Have questions about seeing us as a young person? No worries, we’ve got answers!

Do you see people under the age of 18?

Yes! If you are 18 and under you can come to SSHC or the youth clinic at headspace Bondi Junction. Call us on (02) 9382 7440. You do not need your own Medicare card.

Do I need my own Medicare card?

No you do not need a Medicare card to come and see us at our main clinic at Martin Place.

If you would like your own Medicare card to access health services you can get your own when you turn 15 years of age.

What if I’m embarrassed to ask for a test?

It’s totally normal to feel embarrassed, but it’s quick, easy, and free to have a test at Sydney Sexual Health Centre. We see thousands of people every year, so you’re not the only one. Our staff are very experienced at dealing with all sorts of sexual health concerns.

Is my information going to be confidential?

Yes. We treat your personal information with strict privacy.

We will not let your family, school, university, or any other service know you visited us.

Even if your parent or caregiver phoned us and asked if you had booked an appointment with us, we wouldn’t give out that information.

However, our staff may discuss your treatment and care with each other to give you the best service. The only exception where we may inform other health professionals that you visited us is if we have concerns for your safety, or the safety of others. We may also share your health information with other healthcare providers if required or if you have signed up to the My Health Record. Find out more:

What questions will they ask me?

We will ask some questions about your sexual practices to establish what tests we need to do.

These might include the gender of your sexual partners, types of sex you have engaged in, symptoms you have, or any symptoms your partners have told you about.

If you are 18 years of age or younger, we will ask a series of questions about your home life, alcohol or other drug use, mental health, as well as relationships and sexual health. This is so we can assess your wellbeing and make sure you are receiving the best care. This information is confidential unless we have safety concerns (see confidentiality information above.)

What happens during a physical STI examination?

Most of the time we do not need to do a physical examination, you will be asked to go to the bathroom by yourself to pee in a cup and/or collect some swabs. You may also need a blood test.

A physical examination of genitals is usually only needed if you present with genital symptoms. The nurse or doctor will explain the procedure and you can decide if you want to proceed with an examination.

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