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STRIP Clinic makes it easier and more comfortable for our community members to look after their sexual health. 

STRIP Clinic offers STI testing and prescriptions for PrEP. 

STRIP Clinic is quick, simple and free.

STRIP Clinic is a non-judgmental service that welcomes gay & bisexual men, trans and gender diverse people, sex workers, queer and non-binary people, lesbian and bisexual women.

Friendly and professional nurses and doctors from the Canberra Sexual Health Centre and Capital Health Network are here to serve, and your results are available over the phone or via text message. No Medicare required.

Bookings are required, and consultations will take 20 to 30 minutes. Clinics are held on the 3rd Monday of the month, from 5 – 7 pm. Upcoming 2020 dates:

  • October 19th 
  • November 16th

For additional information about sexual health testing available across Canberra check here, or to book an appointment at STRIP Clinic, please call our office on 02 6257 2855 during business hours.

STI Testing

Tests conducted at STRIP clinics are looking for asymptomatic STIs, those that do not always have obvious symptoms, including:
– HIV
– Syphilis
– Hepatitis A, B and C
– Chlamydia
– Gonorrhoea

All tests are voluntary and can be discussed with the nurses. The tests are designed to be as non-invasive as possible, and some samples are self-collected in privacy. Results available by phone or SMS.

People with STI symptoms should present to Canberra Sexual Health Centre for treatment (02) 5124 2184.

PrEP Scripts

To see the nurse practitioner for a PrEP consultation, please specify when you book your appointment at STRIP.

If you are a student, receiving disability or unemployment support, or experiencing short term financial difficulties, you can ask about access to our free PrEP voucher program, provided in c

ollaboration with Green Cross Pharmacy. More information here

HIV Self-test

We also sell HIV Self-Test Kits if you would prefer to take this test at home. Kits cost $25.00 and come with a simple to follow instruction booklet and YouTube video. To order, please call or drop into the Meridian office during business hours (02) 6257 2855.

Making an Appointment

Contact our office during business hours by phone on 02 6257 2855 to book a time during the next STRIP Clinic, or email contact@meridianact.org.au to find out more.

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Meridian has made some changes to how we deliver services to help keep our staff, clients and community safe.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend.

Meridian is following precautions under ACT Government Public Health Emergency Directions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to support contact tracing.

 

On arrival, you will be asked about recent travel or exposure to people with Covid19. You will be required to provide details for contact tracing, have your temperature checked and use hand sanitizer. We require all visitors to practice social distancing while on Meridian premises to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Your co-operation is much appreciated.

Links for further information:

https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/

https://www.health.gov.au/

 

 

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