Sexual health services
Our sexual health clinics provide short consultations for sexual health checks, emergency contraception, and repeats of simple contraception.
We aim to maximise availability and make sure no one with sexually transmitted infection (STI) concerns is turned away.
We also offer long consultation (30 minute) bookings for more complex sexual health needs such as:
- cervical smears
- complex contraception including long-acting reversible contraception (LARCS)
- STI vaccinations
- transgender medicine
- HIV PrEP
- complex STIs.
The sexual health nurse will book you into the clinic that is best-suited for your needs.
To book a clinic session, please phone in advance.
Your call will be answered by a sexual health nurse who can discuss your needs and book you in to be seen as required.
We are offering a limited walk-in service at all our clinics but it is best to call in advance.
What we offer
Our free and confidential service offers contraception, pregnancy tests, sexual health check-ups, treatments, advice and information.
Clinic session times:
Monday afternoons: 2pm to 4.30pm. This is an appointment clinic. People who have not booked can drop in, but this is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Wednesday afternoons: 12 midday to 4.30pm. This is a mainly a drop-in clinic with limited spaces, so it's first-in, first-seen. There are a limited number of pre-booked appointments available. These become drop-in appointments if not booked before the start of the clinic.
Thursday afternoons: 12.30pm to 3.30pm. This is an appointment clinic. People who have not booked can drop in, but this is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Fridays: 9am to 3pm. This is an appointment clinic. People who have not booked can drop in, but this is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Contact our sexual health team
Please call 0800 7233 5683 (0800 SAFELOVE) to speak with a clinic nurse or make an appointment.
Please note this is NOT a 24 hour number. In addition, we cannot guarantee that we can answer your call during a clinic session.
If the phone is not answered, please leave your name and contact number and a nurse will call you back (our work days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
If your matter is urgent, please call the Tauranga Sexual Health Clinic on 07 579 8157.