Sexual Health Clinics - Bay of Plenty

Also known as Whakatāne-Clinic 1 and Tauranga-Clinic 2

  • These Clinics form the Bay of Plenty DHB's Sexual Health Service.
  • Free Drop-in clinic or appointments available for sexual health checks.
  • Friendly highly trained staff make it easy to get checked for STI's (sexually transmitted infections).
  • A check-up is recommended for anyone with symptoms or who has had sex without a condom with someone new. Most people with STI's like chlamydia and gonorrhoea have no symptoms but can still pass it on to someone else.  Get a check-up to protect yourself and protect your partners.
  • Free tests are available for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes, Warts, Syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis.  Results are quick and followed with free treatment.
  • Drop-in clinics are open to anyone, no referral or appointment is necessary. The clinics work on a "first in- first served" bases and as there are limited places, people are advised to arrive early in the session.  Every attempt will be made to a see people on the same day, but, this may not be possible on really busy days.
  • Testing is free, including for visitors to New Zealand.

The clinics are for people who need an STI (sexually transmitted infection) check. We can also help with contraception, pregnancy testing and all sorts of advice and tips from our friendly expert nurses. You don't need a referral from your GP or family doctor to see us.  

The clinic visits are free.  They are  confidential* whatever your age.  They are friendly. They are staffed by expert nurses and doctors who are trained to make you feel comfortable discussing your sexual health.

* What does 'Confidential' mean?

Confidential means we won't discuss with anyone else, the things we talk about in clinic, unless we are worried about one of these risks:

1)      That you will seriously harm yourself.

2)      That someone will seriously harm you.

3)      That you will seriously harm someone else.

If we are worried about these, we may need to tell someone who can help you stay safe, but we will always try to tell you about it first.

Whakatāne-Clinic 1 is based in Whakatane Hospital but also has weekly clinics in Trident High School and Whakatāne High School.

Tauranga-Clinic 2 is based near Tauranga Hospital in Lois Pearl House. We also have a clinic in Te Puke on Wednesday's.

Last updated: August 29, 2018