Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2010 - 2013

6.3.2 Specialist services

Page last updated: July 2010

Specialist public sexual health services have an essential and historical role in improving access to high priority groups and managing more complex clinical problems. As well as a clinical role, many specialist services are also responsible for providing continuing professional development, clinical advice and support, population health advice, contact tracing and research. Each state and territory has dedicated public sexual health centres. The number and distribution of sexual health services within states and territories is highly variable as is the range of services they provide, but they are nonetheless essential to support those services provided in general practice and other primary care settings.