SHQ provides clinical services to both men and women. Referrals are not required.
About SHQ Clinics
SHQ clinicians have a high level of expertise in sexual health issues, and are specifically trained in this area. We are primarily a training clinic, supporting doctors and nurses to gain extra training in sexual and reproductive health. For training purposes, there may be an extra doctor or nurse in the room during your appointment.
The majority of our clinicians are female, however, as we are a training clinic, there will often be a trainee doctor in the consulting room with you as well, who may occasionally be a male.
Please note that SHQ does not have specialist gynaecologists. If you need to see a gynaecologist, please ask your GP for a referral to another service.
If you have a general sexual health query, please contact the Sexual Health Helpline.
Our clinic offers a free Interpreting service in a variety of languages, either on-site or over the phone. Please bring your Medicare card. Family or friends are unable to act as interpreters during a consult, so please be upfront about your needs when making an appointment. A client may not be able to be seen if they require an interpreter and one has not been pre-booked.
On the day of your appointment
Once you’ve made your appointment, you will receive an SMS reminder the day before. The majority of clinicians at the Northbridge Clinic are female, however, as we are a training clinic, there will often be a trainee doctor in the consulting room with you as well, who may occasionally be a male.
Please Note: If you are 10 minutes late you may miss your appointment.
You’ll need to bring your Medicare card with you, and you are welcome to ask a support person such as a friend, partner or relative to come with you if you prefer. If you are a first-time client you will need to fill out some paperwork before your appointment. All your information will be stored confidentially.
Children at SHQ Clinic
SHQ encourages you to seek alternative childcare when attending an appointment. Questions might be asked by the clinician about your sexual health, and it may not be appropriate to have children present. It is also not safe to have children in the room If you are undergoing a contraceptive or screening procedure/s.
We understand that at times it can be difficult to organise childcare, but we would appreciate your support in this instance. Your safety is of great importance to us.
We are conveniently located at 70 Roe Street Northbridge, a five-minute walk from the Perth train station, or two minutes from the bus port. Street parking is available on Lake Street or in the City of Perth car park next door on Roe Street.
SHQ is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation. Everyone, regardless of their age or which clinic they attend, pays only $10 per visit to cover administration costs.
Please note: pathology tests are usually free if you have a current Medicare card. If you don’t have a Medicare card you are still welcome to attend our clinic, but please ask staff about the cost and the procedure for payment. Overseas visitors can find out more information about Medicare here.
Contraception supply may incur a separate fee. Supplies such as condoms and lubricant are available over the counter at low prices. Most methods of contraception are also available to purchase after your consultation at reasonable rates.