Sexual Health Testing in Port Macquarie
Better2Know, the global leader in private sexual health, provides confidential STI testing services throughout Port Macquarie. At our private collection centres in the city, we offer highly accurate testing for a wide range of infections including HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes and many more.
What is the difference between an STI and an STD?
Most people think that an infection is something easy to get and easy to treat. This refers to most of the sexually transmitted infections that we test for. An STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, and STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease. The two terms mean the same thing, STI is the newer acronym as people prefer to have an infection than a disease.
We have same or next day testing availability six days a week in Port Macquarie, including Saturdays. At your private appointment, a trained phlebotomist will collect your blood, swab and/or urine samples before sending them to our certified Australian laboratory for analysis. Depending on your selected test or screen, results should be ready between one and five working days after your samples arrive at our laboratory. Certain tests and screens will return results as early as one working day from receipt of sample. You can check the progress of your results online by logging into the secure patient area of our website at a time that is convenient for you. Better2Know will also contact you personally once all your results are available.
To find your nearest sample collection centre, please see the map of Port Macquarie displayed below.
STI and HIV Testing in Port Macquarie
At Better2Know, we understand that deciding to get an STI or HIV test can be a daunting decision. That is why we aim to make your experience with us as pleasant and stress-free as possible. You can choose from a wide range of tests and screens, specially designed by our panel of medical experts to give you complete peace of mind.
The last few years has seen an increase in positive Syphilis and Gonorrhoea infections in the state of New South Wales. While Syphilis diagnoses increased by 5% between 2015 and 2016, instances of Gonorrhoea rose by over 25% in the same period. If you are worried about either of these two infections, or have concerns about any other STI, we can help with swift, efficient testing and pathology across Port Macquarie. Should you test positive for a sexually transmitted infection, Better2Know’s sexual health advisory team will help you access the treatment and support you need, with referrals and doctor’s consultations available, if necessary.
To arrange an appointment with us online, select the Book Now button at the top of the page and follow the instructions. Alternatively, if you would like to make your booking over the phone, call our friendly Patient Services team today on the number displayed above.