Test And Go


TAG is a nurse led sexual health testing service for gay men and men who have sex with men.

You will need a current Medicare card to make a TAG appointment. Regular service is also available for those without Medicare.




Is it for me?

This service is for you if you have a current medicare card and:

  • You have had a sexual health check-up at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre before.
  • You are a man who has sex with other men. 
  • You like the idea of a 15 minute appointment with tests for:
    • HIV
    • Syphilis
    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrohea
  • You are happy for a short meeting with the nurse who does some of the testing and you collect your own urine and rectal samples. 
  • You have no symptoms or concerns about your sexual health.

Call 9341 6200 to make an appointment!


This service is not for you if:

  • You have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) Symptoms include lumps, bumps, rashes or discharge from your anus or penis.
  • You have had sex with someone who has an STI and you need treatment.
  • You require referral to a counselling service.
  • You require tests other than those listed above.

You are welcome to see a doctor or nurse at the service who can help with these issues.



Steps for Test And Go (following your registration)




In this 15 minute appointment only service, the nurse will check your details, take your blood, and throat swab.  


They will then direct you to a private room where you will collect your own  urine and rectal samples. 


You will then drop your samples and leave.  


With your permission, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)  will send you an SMS with your negative HIV result. 

MSHC staff will contact you if any of the tests are positive or need to be repeated for another reason.

Make an appointment



If you still prefer a 30 minute consultation where the nurse collects your swabs,
please make a nurse appointment for another day.



What's involved

Download the instruction sheet on how to take a sample


Please allow time to register your details prior to your booked appointment.

For more information download and read the Test And Go Fact Sheet before you attend.
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Melbourne Sexual Health Centre offers appointments for free and confidential sexual health checks for TAG at the following times:

TAG: Wednesdays from - 8:45 am to 12:30pm - 1:30 pm to  4:30pm