Sexual Health Clinic

A specialist Sexual Health Physician is available to assist women with chronic vulvo-vaginal conditions that are not responding to usual treatments in this weekly clinic.

This clinic provides minor procedures, cervical screening testing and management of refractory candidiasis and chronic vulvo-vaginal conditions. It does not manage acute sexual health issues. The clinic provides diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections for women and men and is scheduled once a week.

Sexual Health clinics are also available at: Royal Perth Hospital (external site), Fremantle Hospital (external site) and at SHQ (external site).

 

Clinical inclusion

  • Chronic vulvo-vaginal conditions or vaginal discharge not responding to usual treatments
  • Refractory candidiasis
  • Genital warts
  • Vulvodynia
  • STIs not requiring immediate management.

 

Clinical exclusion

 

Frequency of clinic

Once a week.

 

Referral to include

Pre-requisite tests for all women:

  • Cervical Screening Test (CST) (within five years) if aged >25 years.
  • Include any other relevant results – vaginal swabs (mc&s) or STI testing.
  • Provide treatment history.

 

Urgent referral

Discuss with On Call Gynaecology Registrar via KEMH Switchboard (08) 6458 2222.

 

Referral process

All referrals from GPs to this clinic are sent to the Central Referral Service WA (CRS). Ensure you provide the relevant information in the referral to enable appropriate triage, including required investigation results and letters from treating medical practitioners if relevant and request sexual health clinic at WNHS.

Referrals using GP software that include all the relevant history and information are also welcome using CRS referral form templates (external site).

Referrals are sent to the Central Referral Service of WA via:

Healthlink secure messaging: crefserv
Tel: 1300 551 142
Fax: 1300 365 056
Email: centralreferralservice@health.wa.gov.au
Postal address: GPO Box 2566, Perth WA 6831

Internal specialist referral within WNHS Community: via e-referrals

Specialist referral externally via WNHS at KEMH referral co-ordinator: KEMH.referrals@health.wa.gov.au.

 

Contact information

For general queries regarding referrals / appointments contact the WNHS at KEMH Referrals Co-ordinator via KEMH Switchboard (08) 6458 2222.

 

Useful links

For patients

Get The Facts (external site)

Care down there (external site)

 

For clinicians

Silver book – STI/BBV management guidelines (external site)

Australian STI Management Guidelines (external site)

Metropolitan Perth Alert - Syphilis Outbreak (external site)

Last Updated: 17/12/2021