Sexual Health Testing in Townsville
Better2Know’s outstanding sexual health testing services are available in the coastal city of Townsville. We have over 20 private sample collection centres in Townsville, all of which are staffed with qualified phlebotomists. At your confidential appointment in Townsville, an experienced phlebotomist will collect your blood, swab and/or urine samples. Once your samples have been taken, they will be sent directly to our central, fully certified laboratory for fast, accurate analysis.
STI and an STD: What is the difference?
An STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, and STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease. The two abbreviations mean the same thing: HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Herpes and anything we can help you to test for. Doctors at sexual health clinics say that infection better describes having, testing and treating one of these bacteria, viruses or protozoa (mycoplasma in case you were wondering).
Depending on the test or screen you select, your results should be ready within five working days of your sample’s arrival at our Australian laboratory, although many results will be available in only one to two days. You can access your results online by logging into your secure patient area. In addition, a member of Better2Know’s sexual health advisory team will contact you personally as soon as all your results are ready to be reported unless you specify otherwise.
We can arrange a private appointment for you six days a week in Townsville, including Saturdays, at our STI testing facilities across the city. Each centre in Townsville is highlighted in blue on the map below.
Our clinics in and around Townsville:
STI and HIV Testing in Townsville
The total number of confirmed STI diagnoses in Queensland rose from 500 per 100,000 in 2013, to 613 per 100,000 in 2017. These figures offer a reminder that sexual health testing is more important now than ever. Contact Better2Know today and arrange an appointment at one of our private Townsville collection centres. We have testing facilities in suburbs such as Condon, Cranbrook, Garbutt, Pimlico and Annandale, to name a few.
At Better2Know, we understand that getting an STI or HIV test can be a challenging time. That is why we aim to make your experience with us as stress-free as possible. If you are worried about your sexual health or have concerns about a sexually transmitted infection or disease, Better2Know can help with swift, efficient testing and pathology across Townsville. You can choose from a wide range of tests and screens, specifically designed by a panel of medical experts. We provide confidential testing for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Herpes, and many more harmful infections.
Better2Know’s tests and services in Townsville are available to local residents, visitors and expatriates alike. To arrange your appointment online, please 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 staff today on the number above.