Family Planning NT currently runs specialist sexual and reproductive health clinics in Darwin and Palmerston. Appointments are with either a specially trained sexual health nurse or doctor dependent upon the client’s needs. To ensure our clinics remain on schedule please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time. Failure to arrive within 10 minutes from your appointment time will require your appointment to be rescheduled.
Family Planning is a professional Registered Training Organisation and at times it may be requested that a qualified nurse or doctor who is completing their specialist training in sexual health be involved in a client’s consult under supervision. Please inform the staff member taking your booking if you do not wish to be booked into a training clinic.
Family Planning NT operates as a voluntary member-based organisation and relies on membership fees to continue operating. Membership is available to access a number of our support services such as the library and information services. When you next visit FPNT our friendly staff will offer you a membership application form with details about our current fee's.
Unit 2, The Clock Tower
Dick Ward Drive
Coconut Grove NT
Map: Darwin Family Planning Clinic
Bookings can be made by contacting the Darwin clinic on (08) 8948 0144 between 9am and 4pm weekdays. Available clinic times are between 9am and 4pm Tuesday to Friday but appointments are limited. Bookings are essential for all standard clinics.
Saturday Drop-in Clinic:
This is a specialised clinic offered to all men and women -especially 25years and under- with no appointment necessary. Clients are required to arrive between 9am and 11am and will be seen on order of arrival. Please note that waiting times for this clinic are variable depending on the number of clients to be seen.
Saturday 9am to 12pm
Client Information Support Services (CISS)
Specialist sexual and reproductive health nurses are available by appointment, phone or drop-in to provide information, advice and support services to clients. While drop-in and phone services are available, appointments are preferred and provide a guarantee of the service being available.
Monday - 1pm to 4 pm
Wednesday - 1pm to 4 pm
Friday - 1pm to 4 pm
PALMERSTON HEALTH PRECINCT, Co-sharing BreastScreen NT venue,
Cnr. Temple Tce & Roystonea Ave
Palmerston NT (Follow the PINK DOTS)
Map: Palmerston Family Planning Clinic
Bookings can be made for the Palmerston Clinic by phoning Family Planning’s Darwin Clinic between 9am and 4pm weekdays on (08) 8948 0144. Bookings are essential for this clinic.
Wednesday Clinic OPEN 9am to 5pm (Fortnightly) and Thursday (every week) - 9am to 3pm
Clinic Test Results – Darwin and Palmerston
Clients undergoing pathology testing either onsite or on referral to a pathology provider are required to contact Family Planning to receive their results. Results are available 8-10 days after testing has been undertaken by phone or drop-in via the CISS Clinic.
Monday - 1pm to 4pm
Wednesday - 1pm to 4pm
Friday - 1pm to 4pm
Family Planning NT can arrange for clients attending our clinics to purchase some contraception direct from the clinics. Free condoms are available through all clinics. Offering this service allows clients access to discounted contraceptives as well as removing the need for an additional trip to a pharmacy.
A library exists for all members of Family Planning Welfare Association NT offering free loan of a wide range of books, movies and CD-ROMs on sexual health. The library is located in the reception area of the Darwin Clinic at Coconut Grove.
In addition to the member’s library, Family Planning Welfare Association NT loans education and training resources for those working in the health and education sectors. There are a wide range of resources available including books, publications, movies, CD-ROMs, educational games, contraception kits and training models.
A list of Education Resources is available for purchase or hire. These resources including the order form are available in the General section below.
Family Planning Welfare Association NT as a Registered Training Organisation offers accredited specialist training in sexual health to Doctors, Nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers.
For more information on scheduled training courses please see the Training Courses and Education Section.
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