Sexual Health Service

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Useful Management Information

Our Sexual Health Service is a confidential appointment-based clinical service providing testing and treatment for sexually transmissible infections (STIs). The service also provides HIV post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), management and care of HIV.

Clinician Resources

Sexually transmitted infections


Contact tracing

Support for sex workers

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The Sexual Health Service provides testing and treatment for:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing, ongoing medical care
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV
  • Asymptomatic and symptomatic screening and management for Sexually Transmissable Infection (STI)
  • Diagnosis and care of genital dermatological conditions
  • Counselling regarding diagnosis of STI, sexual function

Urgent Referrals

To discuss an urgent referral or gain some urgent advice, please call 07 5687 9200 and ask to speak to the clinical nurse consultant (CNC) or sexual health physician.

The following conditions are out of scope for this service:

  • Contraception
  • Well women's checks
  • Transgender medical care

Out of Catchment

Gold Coast Health is responsible for providing public health services to the people who reside within its boundaries. Special consideration is made for patients requiring tertiary services or for services that are not provided by their local hospital and health service district. If your patient lives outside the Gold Coast Health catchment area and you wish to refer them to one of our services, please indicate relevant medical or social information that will assist with the processing of your referral.


Please note that where appropriate and where available, the referral may be streamed to an associated public allied health and/or nursing service. Access to some specific services may include initial assessment and management by associated allied health and/or nursing, which may either facilitate or negate the need to see the public medical specialist.

  • A change in patient circumstance (such as condition deteriorating or becoming pregnant) may affect the urgency categorisation and should be communicated as soon as possible.
  • Please indicate in the referral if the patient is unable to access mandatory tests or investigations as they incur a cost or are unavailable locally.
  • If your patient consents to telehealth, please indicate in the body of the referral.

Patient Must Bring

  • Medicare card
  • Any concession cards (e.g. Pension, Health Care, DVA, PBS Safety Net, ADF, etc.)
  • Current medication list
  • Reading glasses, hearing and mobility aids
Last updated 27 April 2023

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Internal Referrals

Sexual Health (E-Blueslips)


(07) 5687 4497


Sexual Health Service
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport QLD 4215


1300 559 083

Service Availability

Dr Caroline Thng
Medical Director Sexual Health Service


Southport Health Precinct

If you would like to send a named referral, please address it to the specialist listed above, who will allocate a suitably qualified specialist to see the patient. Alternatively, you can view a full list of our specialists.

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