The Kirketon Road Centre is a health care service that provides free and anonymous care to people who experience barriers to accessing health care
Who comes to Kirketon Road Centre?
- People who inject drugs or are experiencing drug related harms
- Sex workers
- People experiencing homelessness
- At-risk young people under 25, experiencing any of the above
- People in urgent need of sexual health or HIV/Hepatitis care
To book a non-urgent sexual health appointment, please call us on 02 9360 2766
What can you expect when you come to the Kirketon Road Centre?
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 certain groups of people in the area. We believe that healthcare is a basic human right and that some populations have poorer access to healthcare. KRC has a specific mandate to provide service these groups. In addition, many of our clients are from LGBTQI+ and Aboriginal communities. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive service and provide culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures.
All people accessing care at KRC can expect to be:
- Supported to understand and exercise their healthcare rights
- Provided with evidence-based information about treatment options for their medical conditions
- Encouraged to share decision making about their health care to the extent that they choose
- Involved in making decisions about how health services are designed and operate, how care is delivered, and in measuring and evaluating care and services.
You can find out more by watching this short video
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 at KRC and KRC South. Condoms and lube as well! Plus, links to your nearest NSP Services, ADMs and Sharps Disposal locations.
OAT, including methadone
For people who are dependent on opioids (eg. heroin or morphine) and have had difficulty accessing, or staying on, drug treatment programs.
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.
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.
Accessible, culturally appropriate health care
KRC is committed to providing accessible, culturally appropriate and holistic health care when working with Aboriginal clients.
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.
Support in tough times
Counselling services include drug and alcohol, methadone management, crisis intervention, social welfare assistance and practical and emotional support.
Help to find a home
Assistance with emergency, short-term, and long-term accommodation issues, including applications, advocacy and support.
Help for young people
A free non-judgemental & confidential health clinic for young people up to 25 years of age who are homeless, vulnerable or experiencing other types of social hardship.
Easy-access health care
Our satellite clinics provide more ways for people to access free health care where they need it.
We come to you
Bringing our health and social services to where people need them.
Advice from our clients
Our clients guide us on how to make KRC services more useful through the CPG.
Harm-reduction service based at Sutherland Hospital in Caringbah
KRC South is a primary Needle and Syringe Program located on the grounds of The Sutherland Hospital in Caringbah.