Sexual Health Testing in Coffs Harbour
Better2Know provides confidential STI testing services in the coastal city of Coffs Harbour. At private sample collection centres across the city, we offer a variety of tests and screens to detect a wide range of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
What is the difference between an STD and an STI?
An STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease, and STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection. STI is the newer term as doctors feel that infection is a better term to describe the sexually transmitted bugs.
At your appointment in Coffs Harbour, you will be seen by one of our experienced phlebotomists. They will collect your blood, swab and/or urine samples before sending them to our fully certified, central laboratory for analysis. As soon as your results become available, we will post them to your secure patient area, so you can access them easily online. A member of our dedicated sexual health advisory team will also contact you when all your results are ready. Should you test positive, we can help you access the treatment or referrals you may need. At Better2Know, we are with you every step of the way. Please see the map below to locate our private facilities in Coffs Harbour.
STI and HIV Testing in Coffs Harbour
HIV positive cases in New South Wales continue to be most common amongst gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM). This group accounts for approximately 80% of the state’s new diagnoses each year. If you are worried about HIV, or any other STI, Better2Know are here to help you. Our welcoming Patient Services team will ease your concerns and get you booked in for a private screen or test at one of our collection centres in Coffs Harbour.
Our comprehensive testing services are supported by a panel of sexual health specialists and our tests and screens are designed to meet your specific requirements. One of our most popular screening options is the Full Screen, which uses blood and urine samples to detect seven harmful infections. These include: HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. You may also wish to add additional testing for other harmful STIs such as Herpes or Hepatitis C.
To book your appointment in Coffs Harbour today, select the Book Now button above, or call Better2Know on the telephone number at the top of the page.