We recommend you book before coming in as we only have a limited number of walk-in appointments available.

To book, phone us on 07 4226 4769.

In an emergency call 000 or consult 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

We're a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental service with male and female staff. Our team includes nurses, doctors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, a social worker, pharmacists, and psychologists.

Our services

Our care and services include:

  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections and viral hepatitis
  • HIV rapid testing, and treatment
  • HIV PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • HIV PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
  • Free condoms and lube - pick up or order online at Stop the rise
  • Needle and syringe packs, and free take-home naloxone overdose prevention
  • Contraception, including emergency contraception
  • Abortion access - make an appointment with us, or contact Children By Choice, for non-judgemental information
  • Transgender care
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) - you can now be diagnosed and treated at community pharmacies
  • Order a free pathology request form online for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
  • Wednesday morning fast track clinic (G Clinic) suitable for transgender, brotherboys, sistergirls, non-binary and gender diverse clients
  • Sexual health counselling and information
  • Indigenous Health Worker team
  • Sexual health contact tracing information and resources.

Who can access this service?

Our clinic is open to everyone including overseas travellers. Bring your Medicare card with you if you have one.

How much does it cost?

Our testing, appointments and condoms are free. Some treatments may have a small fee.

Make or change an appointment

To make or change an appointment phone 07 4226 4769.

We have face to face, phone, web and telehealth appointments.

Location

Cairns North Community Health
381 Sheridan Street
Cairns North Qld 4870

Clinics

You can visit our clinics on:

  • Monday - 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Tuesday - 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Wednesday - 8:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Thursday - 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1 pm to 6 pm
    Note: There will be no late clinic on 14, 21 and 28 September

  • Friday - 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday closed

If we're closed, you can find information and options about accessing abortion on the Children By Choice website.

For emergency after hours help, please go to Cairns Hospital Emergency Department.

Pharmacy

Our pharmacy is open on:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm.

We're closed on Wednesdays.

Please email CNSHPharmacy@health.qld.gov.au for all medication orders and clinical inquiries.

Other information

If you need any more information you can email us at cairnsshs@health.qld.gov.au. You can also follow us on Facebook at CairnsNorthCommunityHealth for updates on our service.

Last updated: February 2024