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Sexual health

There are services across the Southern district to support your sexual and reproductive health.

For advice and information on a variety of sexual health services and information browse the following links:

For information on contraception, STIs, the body, relationships, pregnancy, abortion, diverse sexual and gender identities:

General practices can offer some free sexual health services and some may hold dedicated sexual health clinics.

If you live outside of Dunedin or Invercargill, there is funding that GPs can access to provide enrolled patients under 22 years old, up to two free sexual health related consultations each year.

Regardless of where you live, you can access up to two free sexual health related consultations each year by your GP if you are an enrolled patient
under 50 year old and is either: 
•    Maori
•    Pacific
•    Quintile 5
•    a Community service card or High user health card holder

Dedicated sexual health clinics:


Southern Sexual Health Clinics provide a confidential service for people of all ages, cultures, gender and sexual orientation. The service is free of charge to New Zealand residents. Non-Residents can also access the service free of charge for STI testing and treatment.

We offer:

  • safer sex information
  • testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • emergency contraception and condoms
  • long acting reversible contraception
  • unwanted pregnancy advice/referral
  • genital skin problems
  • pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV
  • sexual harm/assault care
  • advice on sexual dysfunction

In order to promote equity in our community, we particularly welcome the following groups to our service:

  • adolescents & young adults
  • men who have sex with men
  • sex industry workers and their clients
  • unwaged people
  • Maori and Pacific Island people

If you are concerned about your sexual health come and see us. You can make your own appointment directly. You don’t need a GP referral.