STI testing and free treatment
People get tested for sexually-transmitted infections for many reasons. If STI testing is on your mind, it’s probably a good indicator that it’s the right decision for you. Anyone who has had unprotected sex can get an STI, regardless of the type of sex you’re having (oral sex included). Our nurses and doctors will be happy to answer any of your STI questions. And don’t worry, if concerns are identified during testing, rest assured that the most common STI’s are treatable, and free treatment options are available.
Visit SexualHealthOntario.ca for more information about STIs and how to protect yourself.
Go get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that may not cause any symptoms (but if you do have symptoms like below, see your healthcare provider right away). Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have been increasing in our area.
Note: We are unable to offer the downloadable requisition form at this time.
Common STI symptoms
If you’re experiencing any of the below symptoms, it’s important to be seen by your family doctor, a walk-in clinic or one of our doctors. But don’t delay, you should be seen as soon as possible.
- Sores, bumps, blisters near your genitals, anus or mouth
- Unusual rash
- Itching near or around your genitals, a bad smell or an unusual discharge
- Pain in lower abdomen
- Pain or bleeding during or after sex
- For women, bleeding between periods
We offer HIV testing at all of our clinics. If you’re interested in anonymous HIV testing (where your name is not recorded on the test) just ask!
We also offer Rapid Point of Care (or POC) tests that will give you results the same day. These tests are available at our Chancellors Way clinic for anyone who fits into the following categories:
- Men who have sex with men (MSM)
- People who inject drugs, or whose sexual partner(s) use injection drugs
- People who visit venues where the transmission of STIs or blood-borne infections is high (e.g. bathhouse)
- People who have a current or past sexual partner who tested positive for HIV
- People who have lived in, or are from countries, or people whose sexual partner(s) are from countries where the rate of HIV is high
- Sex trade workers
- Those who have served time in prison
- Indigenous peoples
Free, anonymous HIV testing is also available at our community partner, ARCH (HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health) on Mondays from 1:30-3 p.m. and on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 4:30-6 p.m.