HIM Express Testing

Life on the go? HIM now offers EXPRESS TESTING at our HIM on Davie Health Centre.

Express Testing is a convenient and fast way to get routine HIV/STI tests done. Routine samples will be collected by a lab technician/self-collected and you will not see a nurse.

 

You qualify for EXPRESS TESTING IF:

  • You do NOT have symptoms
  • You did NOT have an event * you were concerned about
  • You have been tested at HIM on Davie or HIM on the Drive in the past year
  • You want routine testing and you don’t need to see a nurse for questions or counseling

*sex with a person with known STI or symptoms, concerned about sexual encounter in last 72 hours, have concerns to discuss with a nurse.

 

The lab technician will:

  • Ask a few questions about the right/appropriate tests and swabs for you
  • Collect blood work and throat swabs for routine testing (all other swabs are self-collected)
  • Let you know how to get your test results
  • Not be able to do a Rapid HIV test (finger poke HIV test); results are available in few days (not immediately)
  • Not be able to answer any questions regarding HIV or STIs

 

Please book a NURSING appointment, or walk-in during health centre hours, IF…………

  • You have symptoms (painful peeing, rash, sores, warts…)
  • A partner has informed you that they have tested positive for an STI/HIV
  • A nurse informed you that a test result came back positive or that a test needs to be repeated
  • You need a vaccine (Hep A, B or Gardasil for HPV)
  • You are concerned that you have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, and may need Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  • You want a Rapid HIV test (finger poke HIV test)
  • You are interested in PrEP, (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis/Truvada)
  • Your last test for HIV/STI was more than 1 year ago
  • This is your FIRST visit to HIM on Davie Health Centre or HIM on the Drive Health Centres
  • You have questions for the nurse or if you are more comfortable getting your testing done by the nurse

To make an advance appointment to see a nurse, please visit our Appointment Booking page. Or, you can walk-in during health centre hours.

For additional information, please phone the HIM office during office hours at (604) 488-1001.   Otherwise, if you qualify, please make a 15-minute appointment for EXPRESS TESTING below.

Only online reservations made in advance will be taken. No walk-ins at this time for Express Testing.

 

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