The Wide Bay Sexual Health Clinic (Q Clinic) is offering the community free confidential testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
Situated at the Margaret Rose Centre at 312 Bourbong Street, Q Clinic provides its free service to the public four days a week.
Clinical nurse Nicole Blackley said the clinic's aim was to provide residents with the correct information regarding sexual health and to provide support to those in need.
“What is really important in the messaging about sexual health is testing even when you don’t have symptoms,” Nicole said.
“STI’s are on the rise and even people without any symptoms should get regular testing as most STI’s are symptomless, so you might not know you have one until it has spread.
“The only way to know for sure is through testing.”
Nicole said the clinic not only provided free testing and treatment, staff were also available to offer information and advice to patients.
“This includes safe sex education, HIV support and management clinics and post exposure prophylaxes,” she said.
” There is also services on offer surrounding contraception, emergency contraception and pregnancy options.”
Q Clinic is open every Monday from 8.30 am to 3 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.30 am to 5 pm and Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Appointments are preferred by not necessary.
Find out more by phoning 4150 2754 or visit the website here.