STI screening clinics
Taking care of your sexual health
Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness provides free, confidential, and non-invasive STI screenings right on-campus to Dalhousie and King's students. Students can get tested at the Student Health & Wellness Centre or at mobile clinics around campus (listed below).
Please note that STI mobile screening clinics have ended for the 2017-2018 academic year. Stay tuned for the 2018-2019 schedule for mobile screening clinics.
Why should I get tested?
The majority of STIs are asymptomatic, which means that there are no signs, but there are possible consequences, including:
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Blood vessel, heart, eye or brain damage
- Increased risk of acquiring HPV
- Increased risk of cancer
What to expect
- You will check-in at the registration desk and be given a confidential form to fill out (don't forget to bring your health card!)
- A nurse will go over your form with you and give you your sample collectors
- You will go to the washroom where there is an instructional poster on how to collect the sample (you do it yourself!)
- You give your sample to the nurse
The whole process only takes about 15 minutes.
If your result is positive, you will receive a call from the Student Health & Wellness Centre within 3-5 days and be invited back for a confidential appointment to get treatment.
- Use condoms, every time (this includes for oral sex, too)
- Get the HPV vaccine
- Get tested regularly