STI screening clinics
Taking care of your sexual health
Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness provides free* and confidential screenings for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) right on-campus to Dalhousie and King's students.
Upcoming mobile clinics
Please note that STI Screening Clinics have ended for the Spring/Summer semester. Check back soon for more upcoming dates!
Our nurses at the Student Health & Wellness Centre or at our mobile screening clinics can administer the following STI tests:
- Males can be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea through a urine test and/or a throat swab.
- Females can be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea through a vaginal swab test and/or a throat swab.
Drop by the Student Health & Wellness Centre during nursing hours or stop by one of our mobile clinics to get tested.
If you require anal swabbing or bloodwork for Hep C, HIV and syphilis, a doctor’s visit is required. Please contact the Student Health & Wellness Centre (902-494-2171) to make an appointment. STI screening at the Centre by a physician is covered by most health plans.
*If you have a Canadian provincial health card, testing is covered by your province. You must have your health card with you to register for the STI clinic, otherwise we are unable to process the request.
If you are an international student or have private health care coverage, please contact your provider PRIOR to attending the clinics to ensure appropriate coverage. Please be aware that if you are not covered by your health plan, you may be sent a bill from the laboratory. 2019 Mobile STI Screening Clinics (Halifax)
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
- Use condoms, every time (this includes for oral sex, too)
- Get the HPV vaccine
- Get tested regularly