TESTme is a service of Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) which is a part of Alfred Health. MSHC was established in 1917 and has now been operating for more than 90 years as a specialised unit for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). MSHC has established a national and international reputation for clinical excellence, research, education and innovation.
TESTme has been developed by staff at MSHC in response to the increasing STI rates in Victoria and the difficulty some people have accessing sexual health services in regional/rural Victoria. Research shows people living in rural Victoria have lower rates of STI testing than people who live in Melbourne.
TESTme aims to provide a service that is easy to use, free and confidential.
TESTme started as a 12 month pilot project funded by the Victorian Department of Health. It has now become an important part of MSHC services.
The TESTme kit has been designed to be simple to use. It will be posted to you – don't worry it won't say anything about sexual health or MSHC on the outside! Inside the kit are clear instructions, swabs and containers. The tests are simple to collect and won't hurt at all. There is also a reply paid envelope so that you can send everything back to us. In the kit there is a questionnaire. We would really appreciate you filling it in and sending it back with your specimens so that you can tell us what you think of TESTme so that we can improve as we go along.
TESTme is a free service of Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) for rural Victorians aged 25 years and younger, rural Victorian men who have sex with men and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
• Females aged 25 years and younger who are living 100 km or more from Melbourne.
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria.
• Males aged 25 years and younger who are living
100 km or more from Melbourne
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria
• Men who have sex with men who are living
100 km or more from Melbourne.
Other services Offered by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre