Sexual Health Service Tasmania

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Sexual Health Service Tasmania is a state-wide service with clinics in Hobart, Launceston, and an outreach clinic in Devonport. The service is staffed by doctors, nurses, psychologists and administrative officers. The Sexual Health Service provides people with the opportunity to enhance their sexual health and well being.

Sexual Health Service is part of the Tasmanian Health Service teaching hospital for students and for training clinicians. At times our service has the opportunity to teach the specialist area of sexual health to others.  You have the option to opt out of a teaching consult if you wish, however all teaching opportunities are greatly appreciated and are beneficial to our Tasmanian health care workers.

Sexual Health

    "Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality. It is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence." (World Health Organisation).

What services are offered?

Sexual wellbeing is considered holistically, no referral is required, although we welcome referrals for GPs and other clinicians and we have a range of appointment options available (see below).

At each of our clinics, clinical services primarily involve the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), sexual functioning, conditions impacting upon sexuality and gender diversity.

The clinical services delivered by our service are achieved by providing sexual health checks, STI diagnosis and treatment, as well as the care and management of HIV and treatment and cure of Hepatitis C. PrEP – pre exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention is also available.

Our service also provides assessment and treatment of various genital dermatology conditions, as well as treatment and management of discomfort and pain.

Low cost vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B are available from each of our clinics, and safer sex supplies can also be purchased.

We provide a multidisciplinary transgender service including information, support and medical assistance and guidance. We are committed to ensuring people are well informed and offer assistance with many aspects of gender enquiry and transition for people aged 17 years and older.   Please note that parental signatures are required prior to commencing hormone replacement therapy for under 18 year old's.  We can refer to other support services if required. People under 17 years enquiring about gender transition are encouraged to seek referral to the Tasmanian Gender Service.  A number of appointments may be required and an ongoing referral from your GP prior to your first appointment is advisable.  We are happy to take calls from other clinicians for advice regarding gender diversity.


The psychologist is experienced in working with issues relating to sexual health and mental health. Such issues may involve sexual arousal and drive, psychological adjustment following a diagnosis, or issues concerning identity and/or sexual orientation, as well as brief interventions for conditions concerning mood, stress, worry and addiction.

The psychologist also works with associated relationship issues including dependence, abandonment, guilt, and conflict. On request, our psychologist can also conduct cognitive assessments and clinical evaluations of capacity.

What to expect when you contact Sexual Health Service Tasmania

Appointments are generally made by contacting the service and speaking with one of our administrative staff who will aim to provide you with the most appropriate appointment by asking you about the nature of your concern, whether you have a referral, any symptoms, and if you have previously attended our service.

We ask that you arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment to allow time to make your sexual health file.

On your first appointment a history will be taken and, in consultation with you, decisions about your health care needs will be made.

Results take up to seven days.

Sexual Health Service Tasmania is staffed Monday to Friday.

Zero Tolerance

The Sexual Health Service has a zero tolerance policy and will not tolerate any form of violence or aggressive behaviours, either physical or verbal. This applies to all staff members and patients attending the service. The service asks that you show respect to all staff, understand that we are busy and we appreciate your cooperation.

Location and Contact Details

Clinic 60 - Sexual Health Services, HobartClinic 34 - Sexual Health Services, Launceston Clinic 34 - Sexual Health Services, Launceston

60 Collins Street

Telephone: (03) 6166 2672
Fax: (03) 6173 0322

34 Howick Street

Telephone: (03) 6777 1371
Fax: (03) 6777 5101

23 Steele Street

Telephone: (03) 6777 1371
Fax: (03) 6777 5101

Opening hours

Hobart and Launceston                                                                                      Devonport

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 4.30pm                                                                 Clinic 23 located in Devonport is an outreach clinic.

Closed between: 1:00pm – 2:00pm                                                                   Please call 6777 1371 for details on the next available clinic.