STI and STD Clinic
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The sexually transmitted infection (STI) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) Clinic provides, confidential services on a “first come first serve” walk-in basis. Registered nurses and doctors who specialize in the evaluation and management of STIs staff the Clinic. Learn more about STIs and STDs (PDF)

Location, hours and contact information

Victorial General site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre
Tel: 902-473-2272 
Hours 
Monday (except holidays) 5 to 6:30 p.m. 
Thursday (except holidays) 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 4:30 pm. 

What to expect at your visit

You will be given a confidential identification number when you come to the clinic so that no one else can get any information about you. If your STI test is positive, it has to be reported to Public Health.
 
Testing 
The clinic doctor and you will decide which STIs you will be checked for. To help know what STIs you are at risk for, the doctor will ask questions about your sexual history and if you have any symptoms (discharge, pain, bleeding). Your visit will be about 15 to30 minutes. 
 
Men (if you choose to be tested) 
  • To check for gonorrhea and chlamydia, you will need to pass urine into a special bottle. Do not pass urine for 2 hours before you are tested. 
  • Depending on your risk factors, the physicians my choose to swab your throat or rectum to look for these STIs.
Women (if you choose to be tested) 
  • To check for gonorrhea and chlamydia a swab of your vagina is taken.  This can be done by you or the clinic doctor if you would prefer.  If you have symptoms such as an abnormal discharge the doctor may recommend a pelvic examination. This is much the same as when you have your yearly PAP smear and swabs will be taken. 
  • Depending on your risk factors, the physicians my choose to swab your throat or rectum to look for these STIs.
Men and Women (if you choose to be tested) 
  • To check for syphilis, hepatitis B and HIV, you will need to have one tube of blood drawn. 
  • To check for herpes, the doctor will take a swab of the blister or sore area. There is no blood test to see if you have had herpes at this clinic
  • To check for warts, the doctor will just need to look at this area. 
Treatment 
If any of your tests are positive, we can treat you in the clinic free of charge.

When you leave the clinic

We will give you a card with your confidential number and our phone number. You will also be told when to call us for your test results. 

How do I get my test results? 

If you have tests done to check for STIs, you can call back in one week for your results. You will be asked for your confidential identification number before the results will be given to you. 

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