If you are looking for STD testing in Sydney, then you can access convenient advice from Instant Consult when it suits you best.
Have you been searching for “doctors near me“? Instant Consult are an Australia-wide provider of on-demand video consultations for patients who might not have great access to traditional GP services, either through location, available appointment times, or because of injury or illness. Our medical services are provided between the hours of 6am and midnight (AEST) all year round, and when you request a consultation, you will be connected to a fully qualified GP within 15 minutes.
This means that if you need STD testing in Sydney at your convenience, then Instant Consult are here to help.
When Should I Book an STD Test in Sydney?
Sexual health is a bit of a taboo subject in many ways – there is Still a Stigma around sex, and this includes STD tests in Sydney and even worldwide. We are fortunate here in Australia that we have excellent provision for sexual health, but that doesn’t help patients that are uncomfortable sharing privateand personal details with their family GP.
Discreet and Convenient STD testing in Sydney
You can get STI testing in Sydney at family planning and sexual health clinics, as well as at a GP practice. For many people, it is not just the discomfort of speaking to someone about sexual matters; it is also a matter of convenience – and that is where online testing can make a real difference.
You should have an annual sexual health screening from when you become sexually active. You should also arrange STI testing in Sydney when you:
- Start a new sexual relationship.
- Have had sex without a condom.
- Are planning on having unprotected sex.
- Are experiencing STI symptoms like painful urination, spotting or pelvic pain.
If any of these apply to you, then contacting Instant Consult will help you to arrange appropriate testing so that you can ensure you are sexually healthy.
How Does an Online STD Test in Sydney Work?
The Instant Consult app and website can’t quite tell you if you have an STI – we don’t yet have that technology – but we can help you to access quick and convenient services that can.
The process for using Instant Consult for an STD test in Sydney is simple. Arrange a consultation with one of our GPs via our website or app and you will be connected to an experienced and caring GP within 15 minutes. This is a great opportunity to discuss your symptoms or concerns, and many of our more anxious patients find it easier to discuss intimate problems with the distance that a video consultation allows. If clinically appropriate, the doctor will then issue you with a Pathology Request which you can print and present or email to your nearest pathology collection centre. You then visit your local collection centre to complete a simple, discreet test which will be sent to the lab. Once we have your results, we will contact you to discuss the next steps, whether that be further treatment or a simple prescription.
So if you have been searching for ’STD testing neear me’, no matter the delicacy of your situation, monitoring your sexual health is vital – and with Instant Consult, getting the most effective and convenient STD testing in Sydney CBD is simple.
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How can I prevent needing STD testing?
There are many ways you can minimise your chances of contracting an infection. Using protection during intercourse is one way of greatly reducing the odds, however, it’s important to recognise that condoms are never 100% effective and spreading an infection or bacteria is still possible.