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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:

  • Scarring
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Infertility
  • 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. 

Be proactive! 

  • Use condoms, every time (this includes for oral sex, too)
  • Get the HPV vaccine
  • Get tested regularly