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The clinicians at Medical Hub @ RMIT, Melbourne CBD, are experts in sexual health. Make an appointment using our online booking system or phone us on 9999 2778 to speak to one of our friendly reception staff.

We offer a range of services relating to sexual health, most of which can be found on this page.

Medical Hub @ RMIT offers expert sexual health services

STI Testing

Medical Hub @ RMIT provide comprehensive and discreet sexual health screenings. We offer a range of STI tests with results being returned very quickly. We can test for the following conditions (if clinically appropriate) at our CBD location:

  • HIV
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Mycoplasma
  • Ureaplasma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HSV
  • Trichomonas

Reproductive and sexual health vaccinations

Medical Hub @ RMIT also offer vaccinations against certain sexually transmitted diseases.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a virus that spreads in the faeces of an infected person. It is fairly easy to pass on during sex or to contract from contaminated food and water.
The vaccine is given in the form of two injections over a six month period and is an effective way to prevent the contraction of the virus.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that can cause serious damage to the liver. There are often no overt symptoms, but it can cause flu-like illness, diarrhoea and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin). Hepatitis B is spread through sexual contact with an infected person, sharing needles, sharing toothbrushes/razors, or from an infected mother to her newborn baby.’
The hepatitis B vaccine is delivered through up to four injections over a 6 to 12 month period.

Flu vaccination (recommended in pregnancy)

The flu vaccination is recommended for pregnant women. There is strong evidence that pregnant women have a greater chance of developing complications (including bronchitis and pneumonia) if they contract the flu – especially in the latter stages of pregnancy.
The flu vaccine is delivered in one injection. It is a low cost injection containing numerous deactivated strains of this year’s flu virus. See this page for more information about flu vaccines.

MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and varicella vaccines (recommended if planning pregnancy)

MMR

Please note: MMR vaccines should not be administered to women known to be pregnant or attempting to become pregnant – there is a theoretical risk to the fetus when the mother receives the live vaccine. Please speak to your GP if you wish to receive the MMR vaccine and are planning on becoming pregnant.
The MMR vaccine protects against 3 serious illnesses:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella (also known as German measles)

Vaccination is important as these conditions can lead to complications – especially meningitis, hearing loss, and problems during pregnancy.
The MMR vaccine is administered with two doses to provide the best protection.
Varicella Vaccines (also known as chickenpox)
The varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox – a very common viral infection that usually occurs in childhood. Chickenpox is usually not an issue during childhood, but can cause multiple complications if contracted as an adult.
It is recommended that you wait one month after receiving the varicella vaccine before becoming pregnant.

HPV vaccine

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against cervical, head and neck cancers. HPV is a common virus passed through genital to genital contact. Sometimes there is no harm and the infection can retreat on its own. However, sometimes the virus persists and can cause cells to change, which may lead to a number of more serious complications.

The HPV vaccine is delivered in three doses, spaced two and then four months apart.

Contraceptive options

Medical Hub @ RMIT offers a number of contraceptive options. We prescribe a number of oral contraceptives, provide depot injections, Implanon insertion and removal, and Intrauterine device insertion and removal.

Options that we provide

Medical Hub @ RMIT provide the following options:

  • Oral contraceptive medications
  • Depot injections
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Intrauterine device insertion and removal

Cervical screenings

Cervical screenings are now every 5 years and are recommended from the age of 25. However, you may request a cervical screening at any time if clinically appropriate.

Please make a regular appointment and discuss any symptoms or concerns with your GP.

Pregnancy testing and prenatal advice

Medical Hub @ RMIT are here to provide timely pregnancy and prenatal advice. It is recommended that if you are pregnant you receive the flu vaccine.
We also offer:

  • Pregnancy planning
  • General health check
  • Antenatal testing
  • Non-invasive prenatal testing
  • STI screening

Dr Katie Mellor offers Shared Care with the Royal Women’s Hospital, Sunshine, Heidelberg and Werribee Mercy Hospital.

Gynecological & urological conditions

Medical Hub @ RMIT provide assessment and treatment for a number of gynecological and urological conditions, as well as support for general women’s health:

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Gynaecological pain
  • Pelvic floor improvement
  • Menopause management
  • Family planning
  • Fertility and conception support

PrEP

All of our doctors can prescribe PrEP – feel free to come into the clinic and discuss.

Implanon removal and insertion

We have the option to remove and insert implanon contraceptive devices. We offer affordable procedures with Medicare rebates applicable.

Unplanned pregnancy

If you have become pregnant without planning you can find professional help and information at the Medical Hub @ RMIT clinic. Our clinicians can provide you with the tools to make an informed decision on the outcome of your pregnancy.
If you do wish to terminate your pregnancy all of our doctors can provide referrals for surgical termination.

Moreover, Dr Katie Mellor , Dr Sapna Walles and Dr Ben Ooi are able to provide onsite medical terminations of pregnancies.

Diversity statement

Medical Hub @ RMIT welcomes patients of all identities, including those that are transgender, gender diverse, LGBTQIA, and more.

If you have a question about your treatment please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr Katie Mellor

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