Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update: We're open for a range of services during the Level 4 lockdown. Use the Ask for an Appointment to get a phone appointment with us during this time. 

We will be able to help with: emergency contraception prescriptions, contraceptive pill repeats (and some contraceptive pill starts) and abortion information.

If you are due for your depo provera jab or for your implant to be changed, we will give you a prescription for the pill until we're able to do face-to-face appointments again. 

If you have an appointment booked with us in the next month, we will be in touch with you to reschedule.

Due to infection control requirements we are unable to provide any face-to-face consultations in our clinics during the lockdown.

Schools, principals and teachers: Our Navigating the Journey sexuality education resources are available for just $25 (that's half-price) for the school holidays. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 

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STI self-testing – am I eligible?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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No appointment, no waiting around and no talking to a nurse about your sex life: STI self-testing is quickly becoming a popular way to get checked. 

Take a look at the self-test checklist we’ll give you at reception – these questions will help decide if you can do the self-test or if you need an appointment with a nurse instead.

If you are eligible for a STI self-test, the receptionist will give you the self-test kit to take to the clinic bathroom where you’ll either do a urine sample or a vaginal swab.

There are instructions on the bathroom walls, which explain everything, and if you have any questions, the receptionist can help answer them.

You’ll be told where to put your finished sample and you’re done! You’ll hear from a nurse within 5 days about your results and if you need treatment, they’ll book you in for an appointment.

STI self-tests will check for two of the most common STIs in New Zealand; gonorrhoea and chlamydia.

Although the questions in the checklist may seem personal, please don’t worry, your answers are kept private and are only used to check that the self-test is right for you or if you need to see a nurse instead.

If you do need to see a nurse, the receptionist will book you in, or if you’ve looked at the checklist at home, you could call us or fill in an Ask for an Appointment form to make an appointment.

And don’t forget, even if you are eligible for self-testing but would prefer to see a nurse, that’s your choice! We’ll happily book an appointment for you.

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