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).
|Wednesday, October 4||10am-2pm||Life Science Centre (LSC) by Tim's|
|Wednesday, October 11||10am-2pm||King's Campus|
|Wednesday, October 18||10am-2pm||Sexton Campus Alumni Lounge|
|Wednesday, October 25||10am-2pm||Howe Hall, C221|
|Wednesday, November 1||10am-2pm||Sherriff Hall|
|Wednesday, November 8||10am-2pm||Risley Hall|
|Wednesday, November 15||10am-2pm||Sexton Campus Alumni Lounge|
|Wednesday, November 22||10am-2pm||The Tupper|
|Wednesday, November 29||10am-2pm||Dalplex Lobby|
|Wednesday, December 6||10am-2pm||Student Union Building Lobby|
|Wednesday, December 13||10am-2pm||Killam Atrium|
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