Kirketon Road Centre
Free, anonymous health care
Kirketon Road Centre (KRC) is a walk-in, targeted, primary health care service in Kings Cross, Sydney, which has been operating since 1987. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with high quality, non-judgmental, free and anonymous care (use of Medicare is optional), with client confidentiality strictly protected.
KRC runs a range of clinics and outreach services, as well as Clinic 180, a satellite evening clinic nearby at 180 Victoria Street, Potts Point and a harm-reduction service in Caringbah, called KRC South.
No appointment required
KRC offers medical, counselling and social welfare services, with no appointment needed. To help give you the right help at the right time we use a triage system, like in a hospital emergency room, to ensure people with urgent medical or social issues are seen as soon as possible.
Who comes to Kirketon Road Centre?
We welcome everyone at KRC, but in particular target our services to:
- young people
- people who sex work
- people who inject drugs
- people from LGBTI communities
- Aboriginal people
- people experiencing homelessness
We have seen 50,000 clients to date, around 4000 people per year. KRC opened in 1987 at a time when it was clear that existing clinics and healthcare services were not well adapted to the needs of sex workers, and that there was significant demographic overlap with ‘at risk’ young people and people who inject drugs in the area. As a result, KRC was established especially for these groups, and has expanded its focus over time to include other key populations.
How can we help you?
STI / HIV testing and treatment
We provide testing, treatment, and management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), including HIV, as well as sex worker check-ups and certificates.
Safer injecting and safer sex equipment
Full range of injecting equipment, free of charge 24/7. Condoms and lube as well! Including KRC South.
OST, including methadone
Information on whether this program is for you, how to get on a program and what you'll need to do it. If you have a problem with drug dependency, come and chat with a counsellor about your options.
Reducing the risk of overdose
Our Take Home Naloxone Program aims to reduce the risks of illness and death from opioid overdose in people who inject drugs.
Support in tough times
Counselling services include drug and alcohol, methadone management, crisis intervention, social welfare assistance and practical and emotional support.
Come in and see a doctor
STI/HIV and hepatitis care, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, reproductive health, vaccinations, wound care, nutrition and much more.
Help to find a home
Assistance with emergency, short-term, and long-term accommodation issues, including applications, advocacy and support.
Free for anyone with Hep C
Holistic assessment and comprehensive and targeted treatment through outreach and our liver clinics.
FREE Testing, PEP and PrEP
We provide free and confidential testing, treatment, and care for people at risk of or living with HIV.
Need somewhere to chill out?
Our group room provides clients with a space to come in for a cup of tea or coffee and read the newspaper.