Sexual Health Testing in Canberra
As experts in sexual health, Better2Know provides private STI tests and screens throughout Canberra. Our conveniently located sample collection points offer a wide range of confidential testing options to satisfy your needs.
What is the difference between an STD and an STI?
An STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease, and STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection. The two terms cover the same infections and diseases, STI is the newer term used by doctors to encourage testing.
At your appointment in the Australian capital, you will be seen by a qualified phlebotomist. Once your blood, swab and/or urine samples have been taken they will be sent to our fully accredited Australian laboratory for fast and accurate analysis. Depending on the test you select, your pathology results will be ready within five working days of your sample’s arrival at our laboratory. With many testing options, this can be as early as one working day from receipt of your sample at our laboratory. You can access your results at any time by logging in to the secure patient area of our website. Furthermore, we will contact you personally once all your results are available, unless of course you would like to contact us yourself.
If you have any concerns regarding your sexual health, be sure to keep yourself and your partner safe by getting an STI test. To locate your nearest Better2Know facility in Canberra, please see the map below.
Our clinics in and around Canberra:
STI and HIV Testing in Canberra
Better2Know has private sexual health facilities across the city of Canberra, including the suburbs of Kingston, Barton and Deakin. Our STI testing centres are staffed by discreet, experienced phlebotomists, doctors or clinicians.
As well as individual STI tests, Better2Know provides a selection of sexual health screens which combine testing for multiple infections. For instance, HIV, Syphilis and Gonorrhoea – all of which increased in diagnoses in Canberra during the last decade – are included in Better2Know’s Platinum Screen. This comprehensive screen will detect:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes I/II
You can also add testing for other STIs such as Hepatitis A and HPV on to the Platinum Screen if such infections are a concern to you.
To book an appointment in Canberra today, call our experienced team on the number above. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. You can also arrange an appointment online by selecting the Book Now button displayed at the top and bottom of the page.