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O’Brien Street Practice

At O’Brien Street Practice, our doctors believe in fostering health in human diversity and offering good medicine to everyone, without judgement.

Established in 1991, O’Brien Street has been run as a joint collaboration with SA Health since 2005.

Patients are seen by appointment only. Call our reception team on 8231 4026 to schedule an appointment time to suit you.

Our services

We provide a range of medical services including:

  • Comprehensive medical care
  • Immunisations
  • Sexual health

New patients are considered on an individual basis, and dependent on practitioner availability.  

Location and transport

We are located in the southwest corner of Adelaide city centre:

17 O’Brien Street Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 8231 4026
Fax: 8231 1211

From the city, the bus to catch for closest access, with the most frequency, is G10.

This bus travels down King William Street, through Victoria Square and along Grote Street. It then travels along Morphett Street and around Whitmore Square and then heads along Sturt Street. The stop closest to us is Y1, which is located outside Sturt Street Primary School.

Alight from the bus and walk towards West Terrace, O’Brien Street is on the left.

Note: we have no on-site parking but car parking can be found nearby on Gilbert Street.

Opening hours

Monday – 9am – 5pm
Tuesday – 9am to 5pm
Wednesday – Closed to appointments. Reception available for phone queries or to schedule appointments
Thursday – 9am  – 5pm
Friday – 9am to 1pm. Reception available 1-5pm for phone queries or to schedule appointments

Closed weekends and public holidays.

O’Brien Street Practice – Relocation update

We thank all our consumers, staff, community and other stakeholders for your patience as planning continues for the relocation of the O’Brien Street Practice.

It remains important to explore all options to ensure the best outcome is achieved for our consumers and the future of the service.

Possible locations within the CBD have been identified and the O’Brien Street Consumer and Stakeholder Relocation Planning Group continues to meet and explore the suitability of each site.

Consumers will continue to receive email updates.

Our feedback line also remains open, and we encourage our community to contact us on with any queries.

Latest update

CALHN Integrated Care has recently undergone a medical workforce review and restructure.

A Medical Lead and Medical Head of Unit have been appointed with their portfolios including O’Brien Street Practice. These roles will support the sustainability of existing service delivery at O’Brien Street and future planning including the relocation.

We are now working towards achieving Rainbow Tick Accreditation at O’Brien Street Practice. The Rainbow Tick is a quality framework that assists health and human services organisations show that they are safe, inclusive and affirming services and employers for the LGBTIQ community.

Learnings through this valuable process have and will continue to be incorporated into relocation planning.

What is happening?

O’Brien Street Practice is required to relocate.

The practice is and will continue to provide services – it is not closing. However, it needs to relocate due to challenges with its current physical location.

There are no plans to reduce the services available for the community. We currently have clinic rooms available at the practice and are committed to proactively looking at ways to encourage practitioners to utilise the site.  An Expression of Interest continues to be published via various stakeholders and media platforms and we will continue to keep you informed of progress as it occurs.

Where is the practice moving to?

We have been exploring available options in and around the Adelaide central business district. Potential locations have been identified within the CBD with ongoing information being determined to ensure options are fit for purpose, and consider the needs of the community received through forums and feedback mechanisms.

No decision has been made yet on a location. An important consideration for any new location will be the continued provision of confidential care for patients.

The new premises also needs to support the delivery of contemporary care with access to up-to-date IT systems. Preparatory work is occurring to support this future relocation such as our staff conducting equipment audits to identify items that may need replacement at the time of relocation, stock inventory, and contacting patients to collect personal x-rays stored on site.

Is my clinician moving too?

Your regular O’Brien Street Practice practitioner will be able to relocate and continue delivering your care.

Before the move, you can speak with your practitioner. When the practice relocates you will be able to, if you wish to, speak with an experienced case coordinator to help you make confidential and informed decisions about your ongoing individual health care needs.

How do I get further information?

Please speak with your usual O’Brien Street Practice healthcare professional who continues to be included in relocation discussions.

For more information email and leave your contact details if you wish to receive a return phone call.

Consumers and stakeholders continue to utilise this feedback and enquiry mechanism and the service remains responsive to all communication.

The project team has also been regularly updating registered consumers and stakeholders with progress on the relocation.


CALHN held forums for O’Brien Street Practice patients and stakeholders throughout 2022. 

The patient forum was an opportunity for patients to share information about the need to relocate the practice, and for those to ask questions, provide feedback and connect with each other.

The stakeholder forum included representatives from organisations which represent those living with HIV, including the LGBTQIA+ community, and government and non-government organisations providing health and social services to this community were invited to attend this forum.

The feedback from these forums continues to be considered as new locations are being explored.

O’Brien Street Practice Relocation Group Meeting

An O’Brien Street Practice relocation planning group was established to help steer the move, with the group including O’Brien Street patient representatives and the practice’s senior medical practitioner, professional staff, and representatives from government and non-government service providers.

The group continue to be actively involved in relocation discussions and will be asked to endorse the recommended location once found.

In conjunction with other planning group members, a case management transition plan to support O’Brien Street Practice patients during the relocation period has been developed, to ensure a robust process and resources are in place to support consumers through a service relocation if required.

Reports and recommendations

Read the O’Brien Street Practice Relocation – Report and recommendations, prepared by Professor Judith Dwyer.

This paper was prepared following an enquiry arising from the need to relocate the O’Brien Street Practice, and uncertainty about the new premises and ongoing services.

It presents a summary of the current situation, priorities for the required resolution and recommendations.

About the O’Brien Street Practice

Healthcare professionals at the O’Brien Street Practice provide a range of services, primarily related to sexual health and HIV. The clinic now provides the Monkeypox vaccination to existing patients.

SA Health is working closely with the local community to help combat the global Monkeypox outbreak, provide up-to-date information and roll out vaccines to those most at risk.

Services at the O’Brien Street Practice are provided by staff employed directly by Central Adelaide Local Health Network and other independent health professionals.

Central Adelaide LHN acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners of the lands on which its sites are located. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.



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