OVERVIEW

The clinical services is a free, confidential service. It is operated on both an appointment and walk-in system, and patients attending may be self-referred or clinician-referred.

The multidisciplinary sexual health team consists of Specialist Sexual Health Physicians and junior medical staff, specialist nurses, social workers, psychology, pharmacy, administration and IT staff. The clinic works closely with general practitioners, other hospital departments, non-Government organisations, community-based organisations and Government bodies.

The clinical services are funded by NSW Health to provide treatment to people with symptoms of HIV/STIs and screening for people who have had sex with someone with an HIV/STI and to people at increased risk of acquiring STIs and HIV. This may include people living with HIV/AIDS, gay/men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, at risk young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people who inject drugs.

All sexual health clinics in NSW follow the eligibility assessment criteria described in the NSW Health STI and HIV/AIDS Strategies which focus on people at highest risk. For more information visit: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/endinghiv/Pages/public.aspx

If you are not included in any of above groups, you may be referred to another appropriate service. Family planning, GPs (General Practitioners or local doctors) and other services can provide routine health care such as Pap smears, contraceptive services, breast checks and screening for infection in people at lower risk.

Consultant service for patients with STIs, HIV infection and other sexual health problems at the Western Sydney Sexual Health Clinical Services (WSSH)