Sexual health services
Our sexual health clinics provide fast-track short consults for sexual health checks, emergency contraception, and repeats of simple contraception. This way we will be able to maximise availability and make sure no one with STI concerns is turned away because we have reached capacity for the day.
We will also be offering booked long consults (30 minutes each) for more complex sexual health needs (cervical smears, complex contraception including Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCS), STI vaccinations, Transgender Medicine, HIV PrEP, or for complex STIs). The SH nurse will book you into the clinic that is best suited for your needs.
We are therefore asking clients to phone in advance and book a clinic session. Your phone call will be answered by a Sexual Health Nurse who will be able to discuss your needs and book you in to be seen as required. We are still offering a limited Walk in Clinic Service to 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. Any appointments that are not booked at our Monday clinic will be available for drop in's, 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 will 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. Any appointments that are not booked at our Thursday clinic will be available for drop in's, but this is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Fridays: 9am to 3pm. This is an Appointment Clinic. Any appointments that are not booked at our Friday clinic will be available for drop in's, but this is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Contact our sexual health team
Please call 0800 72335683 (0800 SAFELOVE) to speak with a clinic nurse or to 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 Clinic Nurse will call you back (our work days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). If your matter is urgent, please call Tauranga Sexual Health Clinic on 07 579 8157.