Adelaide’s first rapid HIV testing service, Rapido, offers a free, less confronting testing experience for gay men, men who have sex with men (MSM), and trans and gender diverse people. The service is a ‘peer’ model meaning that the guys doing the rapid testing are not doctors or nurses, they are the same as you. With a simple finger-prick test, you will find out your result in just 20 minutes.
Rapido is open for drop ins and appointments on Monday evenings from 3pm to 6pm (except public holidays)
You can ring us on 7099 5300 to make an appointment in advance, or you can just walk in during our opening times and wait for the first available peer tester.
A not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing.
SHINE SA Provide sexual health education, early intervention, health promotion, clinical services and therapeutic counselling. SHINE SA provides nurse-led and medical clinical assessment, treatment and counselling services across nine clinical sites. Walk-in and wait clinics provide free responsive access to young people under the age of 30.
For more information please visit their website or call for further details.
SA Dental provides public dental clinics in metropolitan and country areas for children and for eligible adults. If a person has infection, swelling or bleeding, action may be needed immediately - contact your local SA Dental Clinic to be triaged for treatment or after hours, contact HealthDirect Australia on 1800 022 222.
Children and young people under 18 years are eligible to attend SA Dental, regardless of their parent/guardian’s concession card status. Adults are eligible for a range of dental treatment through SA Dental if they hold a current concession card - Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card. If you have a Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold or White Card, you may be eligible for treatment funded by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. For more information, call the Department of Veterans' Affairs on 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372).
If you are uncertain about eligibility, contact your local clinic for more information (see website for list of local clinics).
Provides shelter, support referrals and advocacy for persons who are assessed when presenting at the unit as requiring a safe place to sober up or recover from the immediate effects of alcohol and drug use. The unit also caters for people apprehended under the Public Intoxication Act (PIA) in South Australia. Priority of access is accorded to persons assessed as being in greatest need.
No referral is required. Admission is based on a brief assessment when presenting at the unit.
The service operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Location: 62A Whitmore Square, Adelaide, SA 5000