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The MidCentral Sexual Health Service is a FREE-to-all and confidential specialist service. We are a team of specially trained Doctors, Nurses and support staff who are friendly and non-judgmental. We provide free condoms and give information and advice on sexual health matters. You can ask us any question you have about your sexual health.
  
Call us to make an appointment (06) 350 8602 / 0800 808 602 or drop-in at the Palmerston North clinic on Mondays and Fridays between 9am and 12pm.
 
 

Palmerston North Clinic

 

​Palmerston North Hospital

Community Village, Rimu Building

50 Ruahine Street

Dannevirke Clinic

 

​17 Gordon Street, Dannevirke

Levin Clinic

 

​Horowhenua Health Centre

62 Liverpool Street, Levin

 
 

We offer:

• Diagnosis and management of:
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including Syphilis and HIV
- Other related genital problems including genital skin conditions and genital pain
• Specialist services upon GP referral
• Consultation and advice on other sexual and reproductive issues
 

Express clinic

This new clinic will be held on Tuesdays 4pm-6pm and will be available for already enrolled patients. The purpose of the clinic is to get quicker and easier access to regular STI testing. It is only for testing so you won’t see a doctor or nurse on that day.
 
The Express clinic is suitable for you if:
• You are an already enrolled patient at Sexual Health Service and
• You are symptom-free (haven't noticed anything wrong) and
• You don't need treatment and
• You just want a routine sexual health check-up
 
Please feel free to ask us about the clinic if you want more information.
 

Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP)

PrEP involves taking daily medicine to reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV. It is now funded for people who meet certain criteria. If you are interesting in PrEP you can ring us to make an appointment for an assessment. Several visits maybe required to assess if this is a suitable and safe option for you. 
 
Please see the lease see the New Zealand AIDS Foundation website for comprehensive information about PrEP. You can also view this video on PrEP.
 

Symptom free is no guarantee

• You can have an STI without having any symptoms. 
• If you have had unprotected sex it is important to have a sexual health check since untreated STI’s can lead to health complications.
 

What else do I need to know?

• You can be seen for sexual health checks by our service without a referral from your General Practitioner (GP).
• STIs have incubation periods, so it takes at least two weeks for most STIs to be detected in the tests, and even longer (around six weeks) for blood-borne infections HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis.
• If we can’t answer the phone, please leave a message. We are very conscious of confidentiality when returning calls.
 

Links to information and support

• Just the facts –STI’s and more useful links
• Family Planning New Zealand - Information, clinical services, education, training and research
• YOSS - Services for young people aged 10- 24 in  Palmerston North
• YouthLine - Youth helpline
• OUTline - support service for the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Takataapui and Bisexual people
• New Zealand Aids Foundation
• New Zealand Herpes Association
• Genital Warts / HPV
• Skin Problems
 

For Health Professionals

• N.Z. Sexual Health Society – Best practice guides and links to international websites
• Aus. Soc. For HIV Medicine – Supporting the HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual health Workforce
 

For students

• Public Health Surveillance - ESR statistics
• Sexual and Reproductive Health - Strategy documents and publications​​
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