Sexual Health & Family Planning

Don’t ignore it

Sexual health and family planning issues can sometimes be embarrassing or awkward to deal with, but should not be ignored. If you need someone to talk to about contraception, pregnancy or other family planning issues or think that you might have a sexually transmissible infection (STI), seek advice and treatment from one of the expert organisations below.

EACH - Youth Clinic

What: A free, confidential, non-judgmental health clinic for people aged 12 to 25 
See them about sexual health, pregnancy testing and pregnancy options, emergency contraception, STI checks, treatment and eductaion, feeling unwell or feeling down, just not feeling good but don't know why, counselling, pretty much anything.
When: Call to book an appointment or check website for latest drop-in clinic hours 
Cost: Free - Bulk Billed
Where: 46 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood (Building B)
Contact: 9871 1800 


Family Planning Victoria

What: Clinics, sexual and reproductive health counselling, education and information, sexuality and gender issues. Ring for an appointment or drop-in.
Where: 901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Hours: 9am-5pm Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri (9-12 appointments 1-4pm drop in),  9am – 9pm Wed
Phone: 9257 0100

Action Centre

What: Same as Family Planning Victoria (above), but for young people up to 25 years old
Where: Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Hours: 10am-6pm Mon to Fri (Drop in between 12-5pm)
Phone: 1800 013 952        
Cost: Free medical consultations, pharmaceutical charges apply, annual admin fee: $5.50 students/concession, $27.50 employed, though no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

What: Treatment and check-ups for sexually transmissible infections, telephone information, HIV/AIDs clinic, emergency contraception, hepatitis vaccinations, free condoms and lubrication, men and women's clinics, genital skin clinic, counselling and pharmacy services. Walk in clinic, no appointment necessary. 
Where: 580 Swanston St, Carlton
Office Hours: Mon to Thurs 8.40 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Fri 1.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 9341 6200,  1800 032 017

Women’s Health East

What: Women's Health East don't provide direct clinic services; rather they are a health promotion agency working across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne to strengthen the work of health services and programs to address health issues affecting women. They can provide useful information about women's health issues and local services for women.
Where: 1/125 George St, Doncaster East
Hours: Mon to Fri 9am-5pm (Reception closed 12-1pm daily)
Cost: Free information
Phone: 9851 3700 / 9848 3160


Further Help:

Aids Line 1800 133 392
Hepatitis Line 1800 703 003
(Mon to Fri 9am-10pm; Weekends 9am-11am & 6pm-8pm)

For health services, check the Health section of this guide

For counselling services, see the Counselling section of this guide