Sexual Health

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and from all walks of life. Most STIs are treatable, and the rest are manageable with good treatment and health care. Some people who have an STI may not have any symptoms so it is important to get a check-up if you think you are at risk.

It is often stressful to find out that you have a sexually transmitted infection and some STIs can lead on to more severe health concerns. With good support and advice about STIs you can sort it out.

  • Sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Advice and support on sexual health related topics
  • Contact Tracing
  • Referrals to specialist care

Timaru Hospital Outpatients Department
Level One, Timaru Hospital
Queen Street, Timaru

Contact Information

Contact Public Health Nursing Reception on 03 687 2320 between 8:00 AM 12:00 PM or leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Referral Information

Referrals can be made by general practitioners or other health providers. We also accept self-referrals, please phone 03 687 2320 to make an appointment

Lead/key Clinicians

Sarah Patrick (Nurse Practitioner)
Angela Yeadon (Registered Nurse)