SHFPACT is now open for clinical and counselling services from Monday 10 January 2022.
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) continues to provide consultations for a range of sexual and reproductive health needs. With the announcement of changing public health restrictions in the ACT, if you have not already had your appointment confirmed, please telephone Reception. All new appointment bookings will be confirmed after a telephone call.
Most clients will receive a text message to confirm their appointment. SHFPACT may have to cancel appointments at short notice due to the impact of COVID-19 exposure on our staff numbers, and we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause clients.
Consultations that do not require an examination or procedure will generally be provided by telehealth. If in doubt, please contact Reception directly to confirm the best appointment type for you.
To make an appointment in 2022, please contact us or call 02 6247 3077. Our staff will assist you to make an appointment with our doctors/nurses, or refer you to other clinicians as appropriate.
If you have any mobility issues that may make it difficult for you to be examined, please call 02 62473077 to speak to one of our friendly receptionists. This will enable us to make the appropriate booking for you and will avoid the inconvenience of you having to reschedule should a suitable room/staff not be available at the time of your appointment.
Find out how menopause may affect your life and what The Canberra Menopause Centre can do for you.
Based at SHFPACT, The Canberra Menopause Centre is a dedicated service for those seeking information, support and medical management of menopause symptoms. Menopause is the stage of life when periods cease. This occurs when the ovaries are no longer producing eggs, and is a natural life event. Menopause has three stages: perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.
Did you know that SHFPACT distributes over 5000 condom packs around the ACT every year?! They’re all packed by hand, mostly by volunteers - and we always need more.
Condoms are a great way to reduce the transmission of STIs and BBVs, and help to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Each pack contains two condoms as well as lubricant and health information. These condom packs are handed out for free at various health promotion events including at various universities, colleges and community organisations as well as readily available for clients at our clinic.
Safer Girls, Safer Women, creating a culture of social and sexual safety with, and for, girls and women with disability.
We are offering FREE Cervical Screening Tests for clients who book appointments in our training clinics on selected dates during OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2022.
At your appointment, there will a highly experienced SHFPACT nurse and a second registered nurse undertaking extra training in well women’s screening.
Cervical screening saves lives. Make an appointment today. Call our friendly reception team on 02 62473077.
The new Self-Collected Cervical Screening Tests now make it easier, quicker, and more private. This is how it works and why you should get tested. It could save your life!
WHAT IS THE CERVICAL SCREENING TEST?
The Cervical Screening Test is a simple test that is one of the best ways we have to prevent cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is preventable with regular cervical screening because pre-cancerous changes can be found and easily treated so that cancer does not develop.
Released to mark Intersex Day of Awareness 2021, Including Intersex: responding to issues affecting the educational experiences of intersex students in Australia is a new resource filling a gap in information and guidance about the needs and experiences of intersex people specifically for the school and education setting.