Sexual Health

Sexual health is just as important as physical health. Here at Student Health, we provide sexual health checks, as well as a range of contraceptives and birth control methods. Tauranga students also have access to sexual health services through the Student Health Nurse.

FAST checks

FAST checks are free accessible self testing sexual health checks for NZ resident students enrolled with this practice. This basic DIY test, tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

No appointment is required, simply ask at reception for a FAST test.

FAST checks are not suitable if you have symptoms such as; abnormal bleeding, discharge, lumps, sores, rash, itch or pain or if you have had sexual contact with someone who has an infection.

If you want or need a comprehensive sexual health check, please phone and ask for a nurse to phone you back.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) are common and if untreated can lead to serious complications such as infertility. It is really important to get regular check ups.

We offer comprehensive sexual health checks at our Student Health Clinic. Please contact us by phone or come into to book an appointment. This check may involve some swabs (which can often be self-taken), a urine test and possibly a blood test.

We recommend having a test at least annually and each time you change partners. This is recommended even if you do not have any symptoms.

For more information on individual STI’s, click the links below:

Contraception or Birth Control Methods

We are able to provide you with information and education around available contraception choices.

We supply a range of different options including:

For more information, visit the links above you come in and discuss with a doctor or nurse.

Condoms are freely available at the Student Health Centre, just ask one of the nurses, or collect some supplies available in the waiting room or toilets.

Relationships and Sexual Health online course

This online course, Relationships and Sexual Health, provides introductory information on the topics of contraception, sexual health, relationships and consent. This module was developed by the Student Health Service Registered Nurse Community Prescriber based in Tauranga and the Violence Prevention Coordinator.